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Kinect So Good Microsoft Has To Pay People To Play It

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Microsoft’s Japanese launch of Kinect appears to be having trouble capturing public interest, despite the Xbox 360’s new-found family friendliness.

The scene in big electronics stores (the Yurakucho and Shinjuku branches of Bic Camera):

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Meanwhile, in both stores the PS3 corner is showing some activity thanks to the appearance of GT5:

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Interestingly, prior to the appearance of these photographs several anonymous 2ch posters were busy enthusing about how “packed” the stores were thanks to Kinect and how “amazing” the controller was – after being confronted with the photos they prevaricated, saying “you just missed THE BOOM” and “you had to wait 15 minutes to have a go,” and most interestingly of all, “there were loads of people, bringing their families too and such.”

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