Microsoft Kinect launches Nov 10

Microsoft’s new controller-free gaming system, Kinect, will go on sale in the UK on Nov 10

Microsoft has confirmed that its new controller-free, motion-sensing gaming system, Kinect, will go on sale in the UK on November 10.

Kinect – previously known as Project Natal – uses a camera, connected to an Xbox 360 games console, to track the movement of players. Unlike Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s forthcoming Move system, Kinect can plot this movement, and translate it in to on-screen action, without the need for a controller.

here will be more than 15 Kinect-compatible games available at launch, including Kinect Sports, which features running and throwing games, Kinect Joyride, a driving game, and Dance Central, which allows people to dance along to their favourite songs by following the on-screen instructions.

Kinect is expected to cost £129.99 and it will include the launch title Kinect Adventures. It will also be available as a bundle which includes the Kinect sensor, an Xbox 360 and Kinect Adventures, for £249.99. The Kinect sensor will work with both the new model Xbox 360 which was launched at E3 last month and every one of the current generation of Xbox 360 consoles.

“Kinect is set to not only transform our business but also change how we use entertainment,” said Chris Lewis, a senior vice president at Microsoft, ahead of the Gamescom games expo in Cologne

With Kinect, you become the controller, giving you the choice in how you and your friends navigate entertainment and gaming experiences. We’re already seeing a high level of anticipation in Europe.

“We’re confident the Xbox 360 has something for all the family, and will be the gaming and entertainment console of 2010 and beyond.”

Kinect will go on sale just weeks after Sony’s new motion-sensing gaming system, the Move, goes on sale.

Nintendo will be watching with interest to see how consumers react to the two new gaming systems; the Japanese games giant kick-started the motion-sensing gaming revolution four years ago with the launch of the Nintendo Wii, which has sold more than 74 million consoles around the world to date, though sales have slowed in recent months.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. awesome..was waiting for it so long


  2. Posted by asobah on August 18, 2010 at 9:42 am



  3. really good one i like it


  4. waiting for it…


  5. nice like to grab this


  6. Nice, would like to have one!!


  7. Great looking beautiful!


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