[citation][nom]hellwig[/nom]Well, someone did the math, but this is 10million kinects at $100 a piece (assuming that's how much profit they could make). Considering they only sold some 30-million 360's, I'm not betting on Microsoft making any money on kinect. They're simply spending money right now to make sure people remember the XBox name when the next generation finally comes out. This is why the original XBox never made them any money, and apparently why they might lose any money they made off the 360 to date (remember, developing the kinect took them years and millions of dollars most likely).This is Microsoft's strategy. Spend as much as necessary to corner the market. Problem is, they can't drive Nintendo out of business, and Sony has too much money themselves. I don't really see Microsoft's strategy paying off this time. They'll spend billions, then a couple years from now, they'll roll their Microsoft Live Blog over to competitor Wordpress, oh wait, I mean they'll just discontinue the Xbox product line.[/citation]
MSFT wants to get the hardware in the homes, and then crank out software.