|Mr Puggsly said:
|Mr Puggsly said:
Passing on Kinect would've been a bad move if it helped microsoft long term but it seems it only helped for the holiday season and first 1-3 months of this year. Looking at his beautiful chart you can see
That kinect is being outsold by wii fit and just dance 2
It used to be big like this
The only way its a mistake is if you look short term and only look at the holiday season and America sales. It did little in Europe and nothing in Japan
Kinect is big now, but it would have been even more massive with Nintendo backing it. It could have been Nintendo's next big innovation that prolonged the life of the Wii or made Project Cafe a guaranteed huge success. That's why it was a big mistake for Nintendo to let it pass by.
Your only as big as you are right now. Sure if you take kinect's sales lifetime wise you can call it big but its not big any more as its not selling that much anymore. Let me rephrase that it WAS big.
Also I have no idea how it could make wii or cafe last longer as its not doing much for 360 now and looks like it will do nothing by next year unless it gets some killer apps. I think nintendo would've looked at kinect as the weaker version of wii fit but cost more. (Sales wise)
You make it sound like Kinect is struggling. Lets see how its done in 2011 so far...
Now this... "Your only as big as you are right now." Kinect is the type of device that really sells during the holidays. Last I checked its not the holidays and its the same story for the Wii. Wii sales were pretty modest throughout 2010 yet it dominated the holidays. Hence, Kinect will be "big" again.
Wii Balance Board doesn't have any killer apps other than the one its bundled with. So why does Kinect need them? Regardless there is hope for great games to come to Kinect. When you buy a Wii Balance Board there is not much else to look forward to than Wii Fit.
I believe Nintendo passed on the Kinect technology because they didn't think it could be affordable. In the end they missed out on something great and it could have been their next big innovation. In due time they may just clone it though.
Smart pointing out the sales for 2011 but let's move in a little deeper
January 1,076,007(39% of total)
February 694,699 (25% of total)
March 474,122 (17% of total)
April 309,614 (11% of total)
May 140,771 (5% of total) (missing a week so lets say it ends at 190k)
Its normal to see a decline like this but what I want to point out is that its falling much faster then other titles. It used to be #1 game on the chart expect for when their are new releases but now its being outsold by Just Dance and wii fit plus. I'm pretty sure a add on that was supposed to sky rocket the 360 was to do more. Not to be outsold by a 3rd party game and a over a year old expansion pack. Of course its doing bad compared to the wii titles. Its however outselling Black ops on both systems not combined and every other HD title. Also the Balance board was made for wii fit not to make games around it. Their is no game to my knowledge designed exclusively for the balance board its more of a option to put it in like the zapper.
As for it bumping in the holiday season, It will get a boast but the better question is how much? Wii sold on a lot of little games and bundles. What will kinect have for the holiday season to boasts its sales?
“3DV showed off a camera that detected motion in 3D, and had voice recognition – but Iwata-San was unconvinced he could sell it at a Nintendo price point. He also had some worries around latency during gameplay.
Your half right here but nintendo also didn't think the gameplay will work but he also said that it wouldn't fit with the wii's audience. So its due too affordability,gameplay issues and not fitting with audience. Quote is here
"While impressed with the tech, Nintendo passed on it, as Iwata did not feel the tech was a fit for Wii."