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: