Why MS is forcing the Kinect on the XB1

#1newbie2007Posted 4/13/2014 4:58:28 PM
I see many posts complaining about forced Kinect even though it's only used meaningfully in only a few games, the rest is just for the gimmick voice commands which can be easily replaced by a microphone, or assign a button on the controller. I think this is in vain, MS will never drop the Kinect. They may drop other parts, like the Bluray drive, but not the Kinect.

In 2010 alone, MS spent $500 milllions to advertise the Kinect (en.wikipedia.org), and nobody uses it . 4 years later, the Kinect probably costs MS billions in both advertising and developments already. And they want to recoup their investment. Forcing XB1 to pay for Kinect is one way to do it. They may lose a few sales, but they made a smart move financially.
#2HorridhalPosted 4/13/2014 5:17:58 PM
Because this post couldn't have easily been made in a thread with this exact subject matter, right?
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#3Laylow12Posted 4/13/2014 8:56:29 PM(edited)
Google "Nuads" and you'll see how they're making money off of KINECT being in your living room. It's pretty disgusting behavior: asking people to give up their privacy for a corporation to make money off of their data.

Source:
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-readies-nuads-they-watch-you-watching-them/
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#4pobbesPosted 4/13/2014 8:52:27 PM
#dealwithit
#5BeefEasterPosted 4/13/2014 8:58:07 PM
I'd compare it to someone spending their savings on a house to remodel, finding out that the house was never worth remodeling, then living in the crappy, run down house for the rest of their life because they're too arrogant to admit they made a mistake
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#6leatheljPosted 4/13/2014 9:06:07 PM
Don't like it don't buy it go get a ps4 or wii you got options but the 14th same topic is getting annoying the +1 ignore to add these ppl makeing it is getting tempting I personally enjoy my kinect that's just me tho I'm just a open minded person.
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#7aszsithPosted 4/13/2014 10:28:51 PM
Purchase of luxury goods =/= forced
Purchase of luxury goods == optional

Unless you are required by someone/thing which has sovereign power over you to purchase an XBOne, nothing is being forced on you.

Rather, you simply desire part of the package which is offered. Understandable, but as there is no alternative, you can choose to either take it as it comes, or decide you don't desire it enough. But there is no force involved in the purchase of luxury goods.
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#8Jedi454Posted 4/13/2014 10:37:13 PM
No one is forcing you to buy an Xbox One bro. If you can't deal with the kinect, then buy a Ps4. You can join the wannabe PC gamers in the Ps4 community and rave on about resolution and how graphically powerful your console is, while me and all my mates are enjoying our Xbox Ones, firing up amazing games, getting achievements and enjoying ourselves hugely with the great features of the Xbox One.

#dealwithit #XboxOneArmy
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#9BeefEasterPosted 4/13/2014 10:43:51 PM(edited)
I think we need a few more people here to mention that purchasing an xbox one is optional

this obvious fact hasn't been pointed out enough yet in this topic
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#10kyncaniPosted 4/13/2014 11:53:18 PM
Jedi454 posted...
No one is forcing you to buy an Xbox One bro. If you can't deal with the kinect, then buy a Ps4. You can join the wannabe PC gamers in the Ps4 community and rave on about resolution and how graphically powerful your console is,


That sounds reasonable.

The Xbox One is the Kinect camera.

You just want a game console ? Get a PS4.

It's pretty simple really ;)