The CES event brought some light into what Avatar Kinect is and we definitely like the findings! Avatar Kinect is a new way to socialize on Xbox with the use of Kinect. In other words, it is a chatroom where you can chat as your avatar with your (avatar) friends.
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Microsoft’s CES Keynote Video from last night is now available in video form. Microsoft announced, among other things, that Kinect is doing very well! Xbox Major Nelson’s posted up the full audio of last night’s Microsoft keynote at CES – get it here.
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Going back to the time when Kinect was a persona non grata will not be easy, first, Microsoft confirmed 2.5 million units sold in 25 days and now Microsoft has announced (at CES) that Xbox Kinect surpassed the 8 million units sold in 60 days worldwide! That means over 100.000 Kinect have been sold to retailers every day in the last 60 days. Granted, these Kinects have not necessarily been sold to customers yet, but when retailers buy them it means they expect to sell them. Demand is usually close to supply, so 8 million Kinects should have found a home with customers soon. Either way: an impressive achievement by Microsoft!
As CES is not open to the public, we propose you a solution in case you’re interested in this year’s Microsoft’s Keynote! You can watch the entire Microsoft Keynote live in the comfort of your own home. Just go here, to the official Microsoft page on Facebook.
The Keynote will start at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PST (today) / 2:30 a.m. GMT (Thursday).