Microsoft Game Studios manager Kudo Tsunoda is usually known for his controversial choice of eyeware, but now it's what he's saying rather than wearing that is mixing things up. Kudo is so confident of his baby, the Kinect, that he thinks it will be the hot property this holiday season. He said this in an interview with Gamasutra:
The preorders have been really strong. As far as what we're looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that'll blow away any of the sales you've seen with iPad... The Xbox 360 is already selling better than the Wii and Sony right now. Kinect's really just going to boost that to a whole new level.
For what it's worth we haven't been blown away by any of the launch titles for the thing, so we're not quite so confident of its impending breakout success. However, the Wii has certainly shown that people are willing to make frivolous gaming hardware purchases even when the software isn't there to back it up. We'll soon see if that mentality extends to pricey accessories, too.