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In Times Square last night as thousands of gamers turned up.
To be among the first to purchase Microsoft's new Kinect for Xbox-360.
The new console requires no controllers.
That uses full body sensors to track the movements of its players.
It also functions on a if you see it you can say it -- meaning that.
On screen actions can also be -- -- by speaking instead of moving.
Microsoft has already treats its sales estimates for the unit.
The five million this quarter alone.
Predicting this will be the most successful Xbox -- debut by sales -- now is Dennis Durkin chief operating and financial officer for Microsoft.
Interactive entertainment is welcome Michelle thank you very clear this -- to be very exciting time for you -- Microsoft because.
It's like -- would probably during the break its all about trying to stay ahead of the curve -- right on at tech not technological wave and it seems like you're on it right now.
Absolutely it's for us it's all about you know what's new and what's innovative what's unique and in our teens and building up to this the last several years and to be honest it's been it's been really exciting to see the consumer enthusiasm in the retail and the enthusiasm.
And just -- people experience this product it's something they've never seen before never experienced before -- really capturing.
The mind that it.
Consumers and retailers everywhere we're excited about the holiday coming up we did see -- playing the game here at our studios.
What the other exciting things about it is how it's what is recognition yeah I think that certainly some technology to -- -- that we talk about all the time but putting it in practice a little of the typical.
Actually I mean when -- -- major technology technological advances in the past where.
You've been able to unlock new consumer segments accusing when you bring down barriers between technology whatever experience you want.
So it with it whether it's a mouse and graphical user base with PC or option phones and we really believe in in natural user interface using your body using your voice control of experience.
And it makes it accessible.
Being able to control you know ESPN which is now in our look in our Xbox Live service.
-- watch live games that getting off your couch being able to control which games are watching and what and what you're watching.
I was very powerful consumer -- we're very excited.
A couple of years ago we talk about Nintendo Wii with a dominant position in your industry now all of a sudden Sony is caught you guys have caught up with this Nazi like you've you've taken the lead into the leading technology.
What happened with the week and what lessons can you guys learn from what Nintendo maybe didn't doing what -- needed.
Yeah how we we really think about innovation we think about what -- those next unique things that we're going to be bringing to the consumer.
And you know for us we've had actually have a very important year as.
We re launch for console in June with the new Xbox-360 which came out.
We had a great launch of halo in in September.
And now with the launch of connect we think we're setting the course for the next ten years of entertainment not not only just in gaming but and in broader categories.
So for -- it's about making sure that you have unique and immersive and very intuitive experiences for those new audiences that you're trying to reach that's really the key.
You have to keep innovating have to keep leading in the category.
Your part of Microsoft is huge company huge software company.
How -- you -- -- -- different culture than the rest of the company -- company how do you fit in because it seems it a -- I you're you're you're the only -- real piece of hardware the Microsoft that's putting out there how do you fit within the corporate torture -- we have we do have a little bit of the unique culture within within our business.
What's up with something like connect and what all the pieces of technology that it brings together it's really something that only a company like Microsoft could actually bring to market.
With all of the speech technologies that we -- from other parts of our research labs with the body and gesture tracking that we have been in our research but it's really been a collaboration across Microsoft.
And so we've been bringing that into -- and and leveraging that for up for the benefit of us and for the other parts of our business we think this is natural user facing using your voice in your body.
Is that is a long term that -- our business and the company few seconds left -- to have enough for the east filled demand this holiday season we're doing our best through everything that's good item it was nice to see so many people who wanted to stay out late last night you know more than 2000 people of the Toys 'R' Us here in Times Square.
So we're doing our best to make sure we'll meet demand and we have a five million forecast for the of course were really excited it's amazing Dennis thank you so much thank you for the time -- -- it to connect.
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