The two may not be in the same segment of business, but this definitely makes for a good headline. According to Kudo Tsunoda, the manager of Microsoft Game Studios, the preorders for Microsoft’s upcoming camera-based motion controller have been pretty strong – strong enough to “blow away” the sale of iPads. Tsunoda says,
“As far as what we’re looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that’ll blow away any of the sales you’ve seen with iPad… The Xbox 360 is already selling better than the Wii and Sony right now. Kinect’s really just going to boost that to a whole new level.”
For a perspective, Apple sold its 1 millionth iPad 28 days after launch. The 3 millionth purchase came within the first three months. Will Kinect connect with people the same way? That’s a bit of a lottery at the moment, but listening to Tsunoda, investors may demand that it better be the case.