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Just like the Wii when it was first released, Kinect has a lot to prove in the eyes of non technology savvy consumers . The Playstation Move has established its niche: it’s a more precise Wii-Mote – that’s a pretty easy concept to grasp for all of the millions of households that already have a Wii.

But the Kinect features something a bit different – no tactile control whatsoever – in fact, everything is controlled by your body, which is read by a giant camera. Naturally this would create skepticism, followed by shouts of “it probably doesn’t work”. Fortunately for Microsoft, it does.