Houston (TheNextXbox) – The next-generation Xbox is getting closer and closer to an official unveiling, and we are starting to learn a lot more about what to expect from the new technology. The next Xbox, according to all of our sources, is going to ship with the new and improved Kinect. This begs the question though, is Microsoft wagering too much of its future on this piece of hardware?
The original Kinect launched on the Xbox 360 as an add-on peripheral a few years ago, and brought with it a lot of critical praise. Games like Dance Central and Kinect Sports enjoyed a lot of success on the console. The fact of the matter though is that the piece of hardware never really took off in terms of full-blown mainstream success. Much of this was due to the fact that since the entire Xbox 360 user base did not own a Kinect, developers were hesitant to put a lot of resources into the technology.
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