Since Microsoft announced its new Kinect motion-sensor for the Xbox 360 it seems to have had negative press – something that fans of the console will not be happy about. There are a number of reasons why some have said that this latest device will lead to failure – Tadhg Kelly from Gamasutra offers 4 reasons.
The first reason is because Kinect is not that precise, these could be its Achilles heal – how can you have a motion-sensing device that is not good at tracking your body movement? There are fears that Kinect will be played for a bit when users first get it, but will then be left on the shelf or in a draw somewhere for most of its existence.
The second reason is the games that support Kinect, it seems that they have been designed just to work and not how well they look. This is something that users will pick up on most.
The third reason is people’s perception that this is just another Nintendo Wii clone. We love to have a laugh with our consoles, which is why I have a Wii. However, all the years that I have owned one I must have played it about 10 times max, that’s in two years – this could happen to the Kinect.
The final reason why Kelly believes that the Kinect for the Xbox 360 will fail is because Microsoft has lost their focus. They recently did this with the Kin handsets – we just wonder it they will now make a habit of this failure?