Originally Posted by JeremyR
1]actually, I take that back. I am not 100% convinced yet that including the Kinect with every console is a bad move. Microsoft needs to do something to differentiate itself from the PS4. Do I think it overcomes the fact that it's a less powerful console, no. But what else are they going to do?
2]Also, at some point the cost of hardware will go down, and both consoles will cost the same. At this point, there is a lot of value in being able to tell your game developers that every person with a One, has a Kinect.
3]3]All it takes is one killer game that everyone needs to own, to make it pay off. That game has never been made, and I am not sure it ever will, but it's not a stupid gamble.
4]What I think sucks without question, is Microsoft not selling it as a PC accessory with a windows SDK. That is stupid.
1]Well they shouldn't have included it there in the first place IMO. To include something somewhere, should mean that it has a purpose to be there from the start. But no one can really say that about the Kinect, other than helping to make navigating through the OS[es] less obnoxious [but it is like that because it was build around the Kinect in the first place].
So far, there is one Kinect game [and it is terrible] and the rest are tack-ons [a bit of voice command here or such, nothing really useful] so there is not a single decent Kinect game at launch...
Why should you pay a hundred bucks more for something that should have been optional in the first place? It's not a controller or harddrive, it's essentially an add-on that should have been optional IMO. It worked with the 360.
I am sure if the system costed 500 USD AND was more powerful than the PS4, people wouldn't complain about it. But it is both more expensive AND weaker as of now.
2]Yeah, but it's the same thing. I am quite sure that even if they will eventually be the same price [though I think they will always be a difference of at least $50 in favor of Playstation], you still have a camera and a weaker console.
If there is a killer app/game for the Kinect then that'd be okay, but the original Kinect has been here for some time now and it still doesn't have it either.
3] I think it is a pretty big gamble. It's something that makes the box a hundred bucks more expensive, nobody wanted it and bogs down the system noticeably. If that's not a gamble then what is? Its almost like the PS3 launch all over again IMO.
4]Yep, that definitely sucks. I know a few people who'd take advantage of it if it did work with a PC. As of now, there is even a proprietary connector. Not even mentioning the fact that the original Kinect is still not working well with a PC today.
Though I generally agree with what you said.
Edited by conquerator2 - 1/7/14 at 8:05am