Kinect was one of the game controllers launched by Windows. It became extremely popular and within a year it was sold in such a number that it could successfully take its place in the Guinness World Record Book. One statistics can prove this fact. Within 60 days 8 million units could have been sold. This immense success increased the courage of Microsoft in the hardware Industry. They launched ARM in the month of October this year and in the coming January they are going to launch x86 Surfaces. They are expecting the success of these two devices also.
Now the million dollar question is that whether Windows RT and Windows 8 are going to repeat the success story of Microsoft what they experienced with Kinect. After the Thanksgiving Day people of America goes for shopping. It generally continues to be in the same extent till Christmas. $52bn was bought by 226 million people of America last year during this time.
This is the time when most of the retailers offer discounts on their products as people do shopping in a wild manner. This is no doubt the best time to launch a product and Microsoft has perfectly chosen this time to sell Windows RT and Windows 8. Amazon, one of the best retailing chain in America are selling Lenovo, Dell and other Laptops containing Windows 8 with offer price and already their plan is getting success. Peripheral and Touch Covers are provided to customers with discount price.
This is no doubt a success story but if you compare it with the success of Kinect, the success is not that much. It was asked to 2000 adults that they want to upgrade their PC with Windows 8 or not. Thirty Nine Percent of people have given positive response. There is no doubt about the fact that it is a positive start. However, one thing also has to be admitted that Microsoft expected little bit more than this.
Well as per the Tablets are concern, Windows 8 is fighting quite well with Apple iOS and Google Android. People are keen to buy tablets with windows 8 in the same level with which they are buying tablets having Google Android application. People who have used windows before want the new version of windows. This is no doubt happy news for Microsoft.
However the news for ARM and Windows RT is not good for Microsoft. As per the survey only 2% of people want to upgrade their PC with these two versions. This is no doubt a shock for Microsoft. Windows 7 was no doubt a big success for Microsoft. However, it is not clear that the new versions will be that much popular or not. However, this is quite clear that, the craze what Kinect got, can not be reached by the two new versions launched by Microsoft.
Well, it can be said, that the new versions like Windows RT or Windows 8 can become more popular as the day progresses. However, Microsoft can not expect the same success story what they got with Kinect.