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Xbox 360 Kinect: Only Possible on Microsoft Hardware?

For those of you who are thinking which to buy between Playstation Move and Xbox 360 Kinect, we have some interesting comments from Microsoft for you to check out now, which reveals that Kinect is only possible on Microsoft hardware.

Microsoft’s boss of Kinect Kudo Tsunoda has spoken in an an interview with VG247, about the similarities between both sets of motion tech, saying that it all comes down to personal choice, while also not wasting an opportunity to size up the advantages of Kinect.

When speaking to VG247 about the Kinect hardware, he revealed: ”With the voice and the human recognition system, those are things that really can’t be done on any other console, or in any other medium. Kinect is totally unique. It delivers something that you can’t get anywhere else in the world.”

We have to agree, the voice recognition part of Kinect is pretty impressive, although it’s slightly disapointing for other gamers around the world who don’t speak English, Latin American Spanish or Japanese – info on that here.

What are your thoughts on his comments? I’m not one to start a war, but I’d love to see what Sony’s Kevin Butler thinks of Tsunoda’s speech. Get the whole thing over at VG247.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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wow so sony don't have voice recognition in singstar and thy have not be showing off ther face and body tracking and thy did not test the 3dv Z-Cam in 2001 on a ps2 and for those that dont know 3dv made kinect for ms so it cant be dun on any other console but xbox some one should tell sony so thy can stop proving ms wrong every time thy open there mouth or maybe some one should tell ms thy look like morons with comments like that


Well all i know is my daughter demoed it at the mall & loved it. Its gonna get her up & moving & theres no controllers! Ill have mine nov. 4th & i have no game system currently…the kinect impressed me & i cant wait to get the fitness game!


Not wishing to stoke the fires of a flame war, and I know that Kudo was talking about voice recognition and not Kinect itself, but this guy really annoys me. Everytime he talks about Kinect he talks about it being a major revolution that somehow MS created, when Kinect existed as the z-cam long before Microsoft bought it. There's even videos of Richard Marks, of Sony R&D, showing tech demos that he made with the same z-cam running on a PS2. You can see in the video that pretty much every innovation that MS are promoting now was actually up… Read more »


Of coarse Kinect only works with Microsoft hardware. People would lose their jobs if it was compatible with everything out there


I think voice control will just go the same way as Facebook and Twitter on Xbox Live….


Yeah, because there's never been Voice Recognition on the PS3… Endwar on the PS3 doesn't count because it goes against my thesis, therefore it doesn't exist.

I love where Journalism has gone as of late, fresh toilet water has never tasted so wonderful.


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Yes – your probably right – the software and hardware wouldnt work on the ALMIGHT PS3, and neither would we want it to!

Shovelware Kinect – translates as – EPIC FAIL!!

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