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This article was published on January 7, 2011

Microsoft promises future PC support for Kinect

Microsoft promises future PC support for Kinect
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In 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: