News; Kinect compatible with Windows 8 help to improve Japanese sales
Microsoft video game the competent business Japanese long springs and (Takashi Sensui) said Friday, Microsoft's Kinect video game equipment sales of less than expected in Japan, the reason is this type of psu on Xbox 360 game machine body feeling control equipment in Japan's popularity isn't high enough. But long springs and said that Microsoft Xbox Live online gaming service will be compatible with Microsoft's operating system Windows 8, next generation include PC version and mobile devices, which helps to improve the Xbox version of popularity in Japan, and to upgrade psu on Xbox 360 game console and Kinect sales.
Long spring and in Tokyo game show clearance interviews said: "frankly speaking, Kinect sales in Japan did not achieve our original is expected, but we get from users good feedback."
Microsoft's psu on Xbox 360 game in the United States and Europe has a relatively stable user group, but in heaven and SONY Japan market, Microsoft faces more Asian games market competition.
Microsoft said that since 2005, psu on Xbox 360 game since launch already sold more than 55 million units, launched last November the Kinect body feeling game control equipment sales have global has reached 10 million units. But Microsoft did not give every country specific sales.
In Japan, psu on Xbox 360 user mainly by the so-called "core players" composition, and ordinary users, compared to their games in the spending time and money more, and more inclined to complex games. Long springs and said: "we want to expand to more groups." He hopes the Kinect compatible dance and sports games can extend the product the user base in Japan.
Long springs and Xbox Live online games, said service will be compatible with Windows 8, it can be extended to the service home PC more equipment. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system also provides the Xbox Live service.
He said: "it will be based on the environment and play games to choose the most appropriate equipment, whether at home or out. But this will not affect psu on Xbox 360 as a professional game equipment, because of the importance of the most suitable for there will always be with family game to play the game of complex."
Microsoft says, the current Xbox Live users worldwide for about 35 million number.