Originally Posted by redfroth
Honestly, I think it's because Microsoft actually created an innovative product (can't believe I'm saying that). The Move really is a knock off of the Wii and will only do everything the Wii does, see what I did there?
Microsoft has created something people haven't seen before and even though the games are and do feel like Wii knock offs at the moment, I think in a year or two the Kinect will come into it's own. In the future I wouldn't be surprised to see it as separate from Xbox, and would have Kinect enabled devices like Blu-ray players and TV's.
The general public all bought a Wii years ago, why would they by something that is literally the same thing with a stupid colored ball at the end of it.
Uh...Microsoft is a huge innovator. Windows 95 gave birth to the modern mainstream OS. The Microsoft Intellimouse was the first mainstream optical mouse. IE was the first mainstream browser to support CSS. They are also largely responsible for plug and play on desktop computers.
Microsoft has a long history of buying research technology and converting it into a viable commercial product. The Kinect is typical Microsoft, doing what they do best.