Amount of Kinect games to “triple” in 2011

Expect the Kinect games line-up to be added to quite healthily before year’s end. “Triple,” even, is the word used by Microsoft itself.

“ anticipation of another record year in 2011, Microsoft announced the size of the Kinect games portfolio will triple by the end of the year,” said the company in a release highlighting its stellar April NPD results.

“We’ve seen some of the media start to ask the question, ‘When are we going to see more Kinect games coming?’,” Microsoft product manager David Dennis has additionally told Joystiq. “As we sat there and looked at it we realized we’ve got a lot of games coming and we’re going to show a lot of them at E3.”

E3 may also bring announcements on the core games end. Microsoft “would certainly never leave that audience behind,” Dennis said.

“So for us and for Phil [Spencer] and the folks over at MGS, it’s not about deprioritizing one or the other. It’s about how we go big on any and all: Go big on Kinect games; go big on core games.”