Ballmer: Second Generation Of Kinect Apps Coming This Holiday

Entering its second year in market, Kinect seems to have lost its freshness, but Microsoft is not afraid of that as it believes it still has some cards in its sleeve.

During his keynote at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer assured the audience that "Our second generation [of Kinect applications] is now happening."

Ballmer revealed that this holiday will see a noticeable increase in Kinect titles. "We announced a partnership today with Sesame Street and National Geographic to bring kids' learning and entertainment to the Kinect," he explained. "You'll see a raft of new games from us and third-party publishers this holiday."

"We've announced and demonstrated work that we're doing with people who provide video content -- live TV as well as other [video on demand], etc. content -- to really let you access and find [content] and control it, completely via the Kinect, gesture and voice being a part of that. Bing-powered by the way, that will be out this holiday season. So you're going to see a range of important innovations coming to Kinect on Xbox this holiday."

Kinect has sold more than 10 million units since its launch in November 2010.

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