Kinect for Xbox 360 is just hours away to bring in with it a new era of controller-free gaming and entertainment. Retailers around the world are gearing up for Thursday's Kinect launch, as are consumers. Some shoppers even plan to line up at one of thousands of stores opening at midnight to get first crack at buying Kinect at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 4.
The launch of Kinect will be accompanied by 17 games especially built for the platform, four of which were developed in-house at Microsoft.
Prices for Kinect will start at $150 for just the Xbox 360 add-on. However, retailers worldwide will offer special bundles with prices as high as $400, as is the case for the 250 GB Kinect Bundle.
Don Mattrick said Microsoft has sold 45 million Xbox 360 consoles, but Kinect has the potential to bring Xbox games and entertainment to millions more.
Xbox 360 has evolved over time, from being very gaming focused in its early years to adding other forms of entertainment such as Netflix, Zune video and music, ESPN, Twitter, Facebook and Last FM, Tsunoda said.