As Microsoft Xbox Kinect hits Europe, Gamers around Europe queued overnight to get their hands-free motion control system for the Xbox 360 console, Stores opened at midnight for the fans to buy the controller, which Microsoft says offers a revolutionary new approach to modern gaming.
It uses a camera, motion sensors and a microphone to allow users to control the Xbox 360 without holding a device. Microsoft hopes Kinect and its stable of friendly games will help the company a dominant share of the profitable Christmas market.
Stephen McGill, Microsoft’s director of Xbox for the UK and Ireland claimed that Kinect would revolutionize home entertainment and communications. Kinect, which launched in the US a week ago, is now available in 23 European countries. Launching took place simultaneously across Europe.Kinect will have to compete with Nintendo’s Wii Plus and Sony’s Playstation Move