Tsunoda – Kinect will “blow away” iPad sales

Friday, 17 September 2010 09:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Kinect creative chief Kudo Tsunoda reckons the 360 motion camera’s going to put Apple’s iPad in the shade. It’ll probably take it to school as well.

“The pre-orders have been really strong,” speaking of Kinect to Gama at TGS.

“As far as what we’re looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that’ll blow away any of the sales you’ve seen with iPad.

“The Xbox 360 is already selling better than the Wii and Sony right now. Kinect’s really just going to boost that to a whole new level.”

iPad sold 1 million units in its first 28 days on sale and went on to sell 3 million in three months.

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg said earlier this week that the company expects Kinect to sell 3 million units this holiday.

Microsoft announced a new Steel Battalion game for Kinect this week, and has confirmed that both Suda51 and Dr Kawashima games are on the way for the device.

Kinect launches globally in November.