Scheduled for a November 20 release, Kinect uses a 3D camera and motion recognition software to let people play videogames using natural body movements and voice commands, and does not require hand-held controllers. Kinect was developed by Microsoft under the code name Project Natal and unveiled in June at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. It is expected to launch in the United States on November 4 and in Europe on the 10th of November. Australia follows on the 18th of November.
For a list of launch titles and pricing, see below.
Kinect Pricing for Japan
The camera will come bundled with Kinect Adventures for ¥14,800.
Xbox 360 Kinect bundles are available in two flavors: a 4Gb for ¥29,800 ($355), and a 250Gb for ¥39,800 ($475).
Japan’s Launch Titles
Xbox Kinect‘s launch titles for Japan include:
Kinect Fitness and Kinectimals are out before the end of the year in Japan, while Kinect Joyride launches next year. Microsoft also confirmed a launch title coming from Dr. Kawashima and Namco Bandai roughly translated called: “Body and Brain connection“.
So, do you feel that these are the right games to convince the Japanese audience?