Kinect is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands.
New way of gaming:
The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360's audience beyond its typical gamer base. Kinect competes with the Wii Remote Plus and PlayStation Move with PlayStation Eye motion controllers for the Wii and PlayStation 3 home consoles, respectively. A version for Windows was released on February 1, 2012.
Kinect was launched in North America on November 4, 2010, in Europe on November 10, 2010, inAfter selling a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days, the Kinect holds the Guinness World Record of being the "fastest selling consumer electronics device".10 million units of the sensor have been shipped as of March 9, 2011.
New Zealand and Singapore on November 18, 2010, and in
on November 20, 2010. Purchase options for the sensor peripheral include a
bundle with the game Kinect Adventures
and console bundles with either a 4 GBor 250 GB Xbox 360 console and Kinect Adventures. Japan