ballmer 001 300x250 Microsoft promises future PC support for KinectIn case you were wondering if Microsoft’s work with touch and motion control was going to be relegated to the fringe of the computing world, worry no more: Microsoft has promised to bring their smash hit Kinect to the PC.

Ballmer was asked the following question by the BBC: “Will you plug-in the Kinect to the PC, will you go for that in the near future?” Ballmer responded clearly: “We’ll support that in a formal way in the right time and when we’ve got an announcement to make we’ll make it.”

When the Kinect does come to the PC, I am certain the current sales numbers that the Kinect has been boasting will be dwarfed. It is my opinion that there is a vast untapped market demand for a new, innovative interface for day-to-day computing.

Microsoft sold 8 million Kinects in the first 60 days of its introduction. The video interview with Ballmer can be found below: