Microsoft’s Kinect to sell November 4th with 15 games
By Franklin Paul and Gabriel Madway
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will begin selling its “Kinect” motion-sensing games system on November 4 ahead of the crucial holiday season, hoping to lure new and casual players to the Xbox and steal a march on rivals Nintendo Co Ltd and Sony Corp.
The world’s largest software vendor, which has ambitions of making its Xbox 360 not just a gaming device but a hub of home video and Web entertainment, will this week also begin selling a smaller, same-priced version of the console.
But Microsoft would not say how much Kinect will sell for, though analysts’ estimates range from $50 to $200. Executives said 15 titles will be available at the time of launch.
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