Microsoft to Unveil Its Wii Competitor: Kinect
The new Microsoft console will have no controllers. A number of games designed for it can be played with simple body motions. The Kinect will probably also run on voice commands. Microsoft's strategy may be to bring in new customers -- and also to extend the life of the aging Xbox platform.
If it sells well, the Kinect will be the first real challenge to the Wii franchise, which has been struggling in recent quarters. And it may help revive overall console sales, which have dropped almost every month since the start of the recession.