Kinect underperforms in Japan

Xbox boss admits the motion sensing device hasn't met sales expectations

While Kinect has been called the "fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history", the motion sensing peripheral hasn't performed too well in Japan.


According to Andriasang, Xbox Japan boss Takashi Sensui told Impress Watch that Kinect hasn't hit Microsoft's sales targets.

He also said he hopes to give the device a lift this year with games familiar to Japanese players and titles that appeal to core gamers.

According to Media Create data, Kinect had sold 90,000 units in Japan as of January 2, while rival PS3 motion control offering Move had shifted 170,000.

[ SOURCE: Andriasang ]