Japan has embraced Kinect - MS
"The Japanese development community has embraced Kinect." This was the bold proclamatino made by
Microsoftthrough Aaron Greenberg, Xbox product head, at the TGS 2010.
"We came here back in the days of Project Natal and we met with the creators and developmers. It's clear they wanna be on the frontline of Kinect. We'll continue to invest in games that are designed to be played in a controller. But to allow somebody that's never played a game before that doesn't need to use a manual and can step in front of a game and instantly play is something that Kinect enables.
I just played Table Tennis on the show floor. I'd never played it before and nobody had to tell me how to play. It's very clear. I hit the ball with my hands; it was fun, it was intuitive." He also raved about how Japanese developers have already come up with "things we've never imagined."
Maybe the launch of the motion controllers can do something to boost once more the creativity of the Japanese gaming industry, if Inafune is to be believed that it has indeed stagnated.