Console sized launch for Natal


According to an article at Kotaku a company exec told them that Natal will feel like a console launch when released

“Conceptually, the launch of Natal will be like the launch of Xbox 360,” Microsoft’s head of long-term Xbox 360 strategy, Shane Kim, told Kotaku during an interview at E3. “It’s going to be that big. We’re not just going to ship it when the hardware and software are ready. We have to make sure that there are enough content experiences that are really good. That’s similar to how you would think of the launch of a new console. It’s got to have a great launch line-up. That’s the same thing here.”

In a note to investors earlier this week, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicted that the Natal launch would require the support of approximately 30 third-party games.

As for who Microsoft hopes to catch with the Natal net, Kim said, “We’re not focused on this generation’s casual gamers or even PS2 people who haven’t upgraded. This is about the 60% of households were a video game console doesn’t exist… the problem is that the controller is a barrier for some people and now with Project Natal we completely eliminate that.”

Wow console-sized launch for a gaming peripheral is nuts i can’t wait to try it.