The Microsoft Kinect is a video based game controller released in 2010. It takes a live video feed of a person standing in front of their TV and uses the motions it spots to move the in-game figures and objects. Since its release the Kinect has been charted at selling "8 million units in 60 days."
Recently it was stated by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that the Kinect will soon be supported for PC gaming . The effect of this will be large and could be massive amounts of profit for Microsoft, yet I predict a catastrophic flaw in this choice. As PC gaming stands today most gamers play two major types of games, First person shooters and MMORPGs (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Games) such as World of Warcraft. These types of games favor items such as high dollar mice and keyboards. Most people who are PC gamers most likely will not wish to make the switch to full body controlling.
Another problem with putting the Kinect out for PCs would be a drop in Xbox 360 sales. From the release of the Kinect the sales of this gaming system have jumped. Causing a large profit to be made on the Kinect and the Xbox 360 itself. If it is released for the PC those who don't own an Xbox only need to by the Kinect and not spend the extra $300 dollars on the Xbox just to use it. Over all if this happens I predict a drop in Microsoft's profits due to the Kinect yet a continued rise in sales.