Kinect’s Kudo Tsunoda: “Hardly Anyone Plays First-Person Shooters On PC Anymore”

Last week, we told you about the comments Microsoft’s Kinect boss Kudo Tsunoda made when he said that Kinect would “blow away” the iPad’s sales numbers.

Apparently, this isn’t the most outrageous thing that he thinks or says. In an interview with Game Informer, Tsunoda said,

Halo did an awesome job of building a first-person shooter exclusively for the console, and now hardly anyone plays first-person shooters on the PC anymore.

Seriously? This is where we are in promoting consoles now?

I guess that all those folks playing Bad Company 2 on PC aren’t actually there. Not to mention the legions of players that are busy devouring titles like Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, or whatever Valve game they prefer. Oh, and all you gamers playing the Modern Warfare games? You apparently don’t count either.

Shooters are based on the PC, and they are still huge there. That’s not to discount the success that shooters have had on consoles. Both platforms have successful games on them in the FPS genre. Games like Halo, Resistance, and others have brought console shooters into the mainstream.

You’d think that an employee of Microsoft, the company that helped drive the rise of PC gaming, would be a wee bit more solicitous to their playerbase. Still, it’s possible that the PC gaming wing of the company has no idea what the Kinect wing is saying. I’m sure they’ll be happy when they find out.

At any rate, we’ll keep an ear to the ground and see if Tsunoda has anything else to say, assuming someone at MS doesn’t muzzle him.

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5 Comments on Kinect’s Kudo Tsunoda: “Hardly Anyone Plays First-Person Shooters On PC Anymore”


On September 20, 2010 at 8:15 am

Wow, what a moronic thing to say. Way to exclude the thousands if not millions of people playing PC shooters online.


On September 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

Saw this dude in an Xbox Live video (still in the glasses) and thought he seemed like quite the d-bag. Good to know my theory was correct.


On September 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

this guy is an ID10T


On October 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Yes, Halo DID and awesome job until it stopped online play for the first 2 mes, this guy can (and most likely does) suck a fattie.


On October 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Haha, I see I wasn’t alone in assuming this guy was a grade A tool after watching a Kinect video on the marketplace. This undoubtebly confirms that status, and honestly I can’t see myself purchasing Kinect because of him. How can I pet furry animals when all I can picture is this f**k face raking in money?