LONDON – 31st October 2011 – Almost one year ago this week Xbox 360 set out to change the way we interact with games and entertainment with the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360. Controller-free games and entertainment – once the stuff of science fiction – had become a reality through the magic of Kinect. Sales immediately soared with more than 10 million Kinect sensors sold, setting the Guinness World Record as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in 60 days along the way. Kinect opened up Xbox to a broad set of new audiences, bringing new categories of entertainment to the platform. Leading brands such as Disney, Sesame Street and National Geographic were inspired by the simplicity and intuitiveness of Kinect’s voice and gesture control technologies, developing immersive, fun experiences for everyone. Nearly 40 world-leading entertainment providers, including Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC, LOVEFiLM, MSN, YouTube, Blinkbox and Muzu, will join current providers like BskyB on Xbox 360 this Christmas and beyond, to deliver TV entertainment experiences that are more personal, effortless and social.
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – October 25, 2011
SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. officially releasedDaytona® USA on home consoles today, launching the game on PlayStation®Network in North America. Daytona® USA will arrive on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft tomorrow, October 26 in both North America and Europe. Both versions of the game feature newly enhanced graphics, steering wheel support, online multiplayer, and will provide the thrills of the arcade classic from the comfort of players’ living rooms.Daytona® USA is available to download for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ NBA JAM: On Fire Edition – an all-new, full-product digital download – is now available to purchase for $14.99 on PlayStation®Network and 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® Arcade. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition features exciting new gameplay enhancements, including ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI), all-new online modes, and the legendary Tim Kitzrow bringing more unforgettable calls. In addition, outside of the 30 current NBA teams, gamers will have the ability to select from a host of secret teams, unlockable characters, mascots, legendary and international players.
Earlier today you probably spotted the big, big news from our pals over on the Xbox team. They’re bringing a new world of entertainment to your living room and making it faster, funner (yes, that’s right, funner) and easier to find. If you haven’t seen it already, I highly recommend checking out the killer video that shows all of the new things that will be possible with an Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE and Kinect in your living room.