Will Kinect and Move arrive too late?

A succession of poorly-received software releases for the Nintendo Wii could have a negative impact on the success of the soon-to-be-launched Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move, according to one UK retail boss.

Market results for the last two quarters have seen Wii sales severely decline,” ShopTo CEO Igor Cipolletta told MCV.

It may be that this sales slump is a backlash against novelty controllers and games, so I think we may find that Microsoft and Sony have arrived too late to the party.

From our own perspective, we don’t see our hardcore gamers being the kind of people who will want to point their fingers at the TV while playing an FPS or pretending to have a steering wheel in hand for the likes of racing titles such as Forza Motorsport.”

Cipolletta’s comments come as part of a UK-wide E3 retail reaction feature, the full text of which can be read here.

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