Xbox 360 has “easily” five years left as Microsoft’s headline games console, Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg has said. Speaking to industry site Gamasutra at TGS, Greenberg predicted that Kinect will prevent the traditional innovation drop that usually occurs a few years into a console’s lifecycle. ”We do think that this generation is unique. We’re treating the launch of Kinect as an entirely new platform launch, as almost a new generation,” he said. “For us that does extend the product life cycle.”
“I think what [Kinect] enables us to do is to keep things fresh, enable developers to bring new IP [intellectual properties (games)] to the market, and enables people to have new experience.”
In the same interview Greenberg predicts that Microsoft will see 3 million Kinect units this Christmas, “exceeding in what we did when we launched the original Xbox 360.” This underlines our ‘Top 5 reasons Kinect will ‘win’ this Christmas’ analysis.
Do you think that: Kinect will sell 3 million units? And secondly, that Kinect is able to bring new experiences and even series to the market? Like the ones just announced at TGS for example?