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    News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Microsoft's Kinect is tipped to make a tidy profit for the software giant as well as boost the games industry.
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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Really?

    Can't see the appeal myself, even if there was a Jenna Jameson game!
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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

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    Can't see the appeal myself, even if there was a Jenna Jameson game!
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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    I'm not suprised at this, but I feel the 'expected' retail price is a little over what it should be really

    What they should do is lower the price, sell more units overall and make more profit from the increased sales.

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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Really?

    Can't see the appeal myself, even if there was a Jenna Jameson game!
    Maybe not Jenna Jameson

    How about a game where you have to infiltrate the layer of Anna Chapman?
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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    I'm not suprised at this, but I feel the 'expected' retail price is a little over what it should be really

    What they should do is lower the price, sell more units overall and make more profit from the increased sales.
    It'd be interesting to know what the bill of materials cost is but I don't think it's outrageously expensive in context. You could think of it as same as 2x Nintendo Wiimotion plus controllers in terms of cost.

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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Well I'm still saving for it....


    ...Especially as my GF told me too because she wants the fitness games.

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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    $150 will translate into £150 which is more than a new complete xbox 360 console.

    Think Microsoft are trying an apple - trying to rip the public off.

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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    When will Microsoft learn? If you want to mash up the opposition you need a good product (check) at a good price.
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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post
    Maybe not Jenna Jameson

    How about a game where you have to infiltrate the layer of Anna Chapman?
    perhaps u mean lair? otherwise its meaning could be very different!

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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    think they are living in a dream world on this one

    i predict this to be a major flop probably losing them money

    nice toy with possible uses but a console controller is not one of them

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    Re: News - Kinect set to reap $1bn in one year

    Quote Originally Posted by cameronlite View Post
    When will Microsoft learn? If you want to mash up the opposition you need a good product (check) at a good price.
    Or, a good PR department and you don't need either of them

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