Hej, denna vecka firar vi att Kinect fyller ett år. Det visade sig att Kinect har haft påverkan långt utanför vardagsrummet, ett fenomen som vi kallar Kinect-effekten.


Xbox 360 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of the “Kinect Effect”

One year ago this week, Xbox 360 set out to
change the way we interact with games and entertainment with the launch of
Kinect for Xbox 360. Controller-free games and entertainment – once the stuff
of science fiction – had become a reality through the magic of Kinect. 
Sales immediately soared with more than 10 million Kinect sensors sold, setting
the Guinness World Record as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in
60 days along the way. Kinect opened up Xbox to a broad set of new audiences
bringing new categories of entertainment
to the platform.  Leading brands such as Disney, Sesame Street and
National Geographic were inspired by the simplicity and intuitiveness of
Kinect’s voice and gesture control technologies, developing immersive, fun
experiences for everyone.    Nearly 40
world-leading entertainment providers
, Comcast, Verizon FiOS and HBO GO
will join current providers like Netflix, Hulu Plus and ESPN on Xbox 360 this
holiday season and beyond, to deliver TV entertainment experiences that are
more personal, effortless and social.


People were inspired. Six months ago, a
diverse group of hobbyists and academics from around the world embraced the
possibilities of Kinect. In a wave of creativity, they downloaded the Microsoft
Kinect for Windows SDK and began developing creative applications and
innovative uses in healthcare, education, art and so much more.  Microsoft
has recognized this phenomenon as “The Kinect Effect.”


Marking the November 4th
anniversary of Kinect, Xbox 360 today announced that the Kinect for Windows
commercial program will be launched early next year. The commercial program
will give businesses the tools to develop applications that not only could
improve their own operations, but potentially revolutionize entire industries.
To date, more than 200 businesses worldwide—including Toyota, Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt and Razorfish— have joined a Kinect for Windows pilot program to begin
exploring the possibilities of Kinect. While no one knows what the future
holds, if the past year is any indication, it’s going to be inspiring.


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