MS: Kinect important to Xbox’s Japan presence

Microsoft Game Studios’ corporate vice president Phil Spencer has ‘great hopes’ that Kinect is what will allow Xbox to make further strides in Japan, a market heavily dominated by Wii and PlayStation 3.

The motion device is to hold an ‘important’ market position in the country in the future, he’s hopeful, as many developers in the area are ‘excited about the company’s future developments’, a somewhat shaky translation of Famitsu reveals.

Kinect will launch in November, for a speculated but not formal $150.