In the year since Microsoft launched controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360, the device has taken on a life of its own. First Kinect became the fastest-selling consumer device in history and then it started showing up outside the living room in healthcare, education, and technology.
Microsoft today introduced Kinect “playful learning,” an initiative to deliver enriching and entertaining content for children on Kinect for Xbox 360. The company also announced new games and experiences for kids, including interactive television episodes of Sesame Street and National Geographic.
New Kinect-enabled entertainment experiences, new Xbox LIVE game and entertainment experiences, and huge sales figures led the Xbox team’s announcements at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show and point to ongoing momentum for Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business.