MS 'excited' by Kinect success, but says it won't abandon core

Firm says multiple core-focused titles are in development for Xbox 360

Microsoft says it's delighted with the consumer response to Kinect, but has reiterated that it won't forget about core gamers' needs.


David Dennis, PR manager for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, told IGN: "Obviously we're very excited by the success of Kinect. But we have no intention of abandoning the Xbox 360 audience that bought in originally.

"We're very aware of the key role the enthusiastic core audience played in making the Xbox 360 what it is, and we'll continue to support and develop (titles) like Halo and Gears of War," he added.

Yesterday, Microsoft said that it had shipped eight million Kinect units to retail and "far surpassed" five million sold to consumers in the motion sensing peripheral's first 60 days on the market.