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Microsoft Announce 17 Kinect Titles at Launch, $500 Million Marketing Push

Unread postby News Portal » 19 Oct 10, 12:08 am

With Move out the door to underwhelming interest, all eyes turn to the competing motion control [app=7172]Kinect[/app], now that it's [news=10498]couch compatible[/news] and everything. Microsoft have aired a 17-title strong launch line up along with a boggling marketing figure of USD $500 million to push the clever camera into homes.

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Re: Microsoft Announce 17 Kinect Titles at Launch, $500 Million

Unread postby VooDoo.maGiK » 19 Oct 10, 1:20 am

wouldnt that $500 mil be better spent actually making the device cheaper, hence more 'on the fence' buyers or am i just looking at it wrong?
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Re: Microsoft Announce 17 Kinect Titles at Launch, $500 Million

Unread postby Mekon » 19 Oct 10, 6:41 am

With Move out the door to underwhelming interest

Heh... I see the news team is studiously ignoring the news suggestion I sent last Friday. :P

Move has had “very significant sales in the first month since launch, somewhere in the region of 1.5 million units for the new controller across just Europe,” House said. “The initial sales response has been so far in excess of our initial plan that we’ll probably be looking at accelerating production.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-1 ... rgets.html


I guess it doesn't fit in with the desired narrative pushed by this site. ;)
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Re: Microsoft Announce 17 Kinect Titles at Launch, $500 Million

Unread postby Mekon » 19 Oct 10, 10:45 am

edit: Whoops, double post. Soz.

I just came across this snippet...

Kinect Adventures (bundled with hardware): November 4
Kinectimals: November 4
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved: November 4
Dance Central: November 4
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout: November 4
DanceMasters: November 4
Kinect Sports: November 4
MotionSports: November 4
Kinect Joy Ride: November 4
Adrenalin Misfits: November 4
Fighters Uncaged: November 4
Sonic Free Riders: November 4

EA Sports Active 2: November 16
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: November 16
Game Party: In Motion: November 18
Zumba Fitness: November 18
Deca Sports Freedom: Holiday 2010


http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/18/north ... #continued


That looks a lot like 12 launch titles... with another 4 due to release 2 weeks later and the final "launch title" with an undetermined release date. I would have thought that launch title should mean "available at launch"?
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Re: Microsoft Announce 17 Kinect Titles at Launch, $500 Million

Unread postby PURITy Kin » 19 Oct 10, 2:39 pm

I'm a little surprised to see that only 3 of the launch games are fitness or "athletics" games. The only way the Wiifit board helpt me lose weight was by having to walk those extra 2 steps around it as it sat idle in the centre of my room for 3 weeks until I finally resigned to the idea that I'll never use it again.

500 Mill.. maybe they can limit the marketing to 499 mil and spend 1 on upping the XBL limit from 2 GB to 3 per title.
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Re: Microsoft Announce 17 Kinect Titles at Launch, $500 Million

Unread postby majkicCFC » 20 Oct 10, 7:46 pm

500 MILLION DOLLARS?

they think they will some how make $500 000 000 from kinect

REALLY?

wow

if i had 500 mil i would invest im MS that's for sure, then again i would just put it in the bank and live off the interest but im a boring person
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