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The newest release by Microsoft of the Xbox Kinect is set to change the way we play games. Instead of needing a separate controller, you ARE the controller yourself! The unique Kinect sensor bar will detect the way that you move, translating that to the way characters move on screen.
However, one of the biggest questions with such a huge new software development is “will Kinect work with the old Xbox 360?” Microsoft has only recently released the new upgraded Xbox 360 Slim, which has caused many people to ask whether they need to buy the upgraded console to play Kinect.
The simple answer: Kinect will work on all Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles, new and old.
How Kinect Connects to the New Xbox 360 Slim
Among the number of upgrades given to the new Xbox 360 Slim is the fact that it’s “Kinect ready”. But what does this mean exactly? All it means is that the new Xbox has a correctly sized port on the back which will allow you to plug the Kinect in when you buy it separately or as part of the Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect bundle.
Do You Need to Buy A Kinect Adaptor Cable?
If you have the old Xbox 360 model, then you’re probably wondering what kind of cables you’re going to need to connect the Kinect. The good news is that the Kinect will come with everything you need in the box to set it up – you’ll just need to plug it in a separate power jack to make sure it’s all working properly. The sensor will require 175MB of memory to work properly.
What About Additional Kinect Accessories?
Despite the fact that you may not need to buy a connector for your new Kinect, you may still be interested in a number of accessories designed to enhance the experience.
Microsoft plan to release a wall mount, TV mount and floor stand for the Kinect to make it fit into your living area more seamlessly. If you need to reposition your Kinect/ Xbox 360 then you may also want to take advantage of the Kinect extension cable, which provides an extra ten foot range. This is priced at around $50.
As you can see, Kinect is ready to work on all Microsoft Xbox 360 systems. With such a simple setup, using only one component, you’ll be up and running in no time at all!