Fun fact: right this very moment, the Consumer Electronics Show is happening in Las Vegas. The CES attracts all of the major hardware companies including Microsoft and Sony, so expect quite a bit of game related news coming out of the desert over the next few days.

Microsoft recently gave their keynote presentation at CES 2012 during which they provided a solid date for the launch of Kinect on Microsoft Windows PCs. That date is 01 February 2012 – it’s unclear whether this is an international or USA-only release date.

No price has been confirmed as yet, however online retailer Amazon has the unit up for pre-order for $249.99 which is $100 more than Kinect for Xbox 360. This is likely due to the beefed up camera in the Windows version, which makes it possible to focus on users sitting closer to a PC.

Insofar as Microsoft horn-blowing goes, the Xbox 360 manufacturer provided an update on the amount of consoles currently installed worldwide. Christmas 2011 proved favourable to Microsoft as it managed to sell a further 10 million Xbox 360 consoles; this puts the Xbox 360 at an install base of 66 million consoles across the globe. What’s more, there are currently 18 million Kinects in houses. You can see more internal high-fives by Microsoft in the info clip bellow.


Source: Joystiq

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