For all those gaming fans, here is a great news, Kinect has been launched today by Microsoft I am just back from the press conference held in Taj Man Singh hotel. Its now available in stores to buy, you can get Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures,” is available at an estimated retail price of 22,990. For those who have an Xbox 360 console at home, the stand-alone Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures for Xbox 360 is available at an estimated retail price of 9,990.
As Jaspreet Bindra, Regional Director, Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. said,, “With Kinect, we are literally changing the game. Kinect is intuitive and easy to use, and therefore increases the category of people into the gaming fold. And from an Indian perspective, where we gesture a lot as we play, talk and emote- it’s our cultural make-up – Kinect is perfect – Kinect gets everyone in the family off the couch, on their feet and in the game.
Kinect is launched with 11 Kinect games which includes Kinectimals, Kinect JoyRide, Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports from Microsoft Game Studios and 3rd party games like Dance Central, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, MotionSports, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Fighters Uncaged, Sonic Free Riders and Game Party: In Motion.
Kinect will be available at 150 large format retail stores across 7 top cities in India (Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune). You can buy kinect at microsoft india store www.microsoftstore.co.in, you can buy kinect games from here.
Kinect Key Features
· Full body gaming: Controller-free gaming means full-body play. Kinect responds to how you move. So if you have to kick, then kick. If you have to jump, then jump. You already know how to play. All you have to do now is to get off the couch.
· It’s all about ‘YOU’: Once you wave your hand to activate the sensor, your Kinect will be able to recognize you and access your avatar. You can then jump in and out of different games, and show off and share your moves.
· Something for everyone: Whether you’re a gamer or not, anyone can play and have a blast. And with advanced parental controls and movies for the family, Kinect promises a gaming experience that’s safe, secure and fun for everyone.
PS: As per the initial expressions and experience I had with kinect today while playing several games on it, I love it, will post more detailed reviews once I get it. Let us know if you wanted to know more about kinect or if you have any questions about it.