The popular motion-detecting Kinect controller for Xbox will be released for use in personal computers, according to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.
The Redmond, Washington-based company is in no hurry to release a PC version of the Kinect, however, as Ballmer noted that the release will come “in the right time.”
News of the Kinect’s release for PCs comes from the Consumer Electronics Show currently being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recently, the software giant revealed that sales performance for the Xbox game console controller topped estimates. It was revealed that for the first 60 days since the Kinect’s release, Microsoft has sold more than 8 million units of it.
The figure tops even the most optimistic estimates previously at about 5 million units. It outperforms sales of the Move, Sony’s motion-detecting controller for the its popular Playstation game console.
“We’ll support that in a formal way at the right time and when we have an announcement to make, we’ll make it,” Ballmer answered when asked by the BBC about the possibility of a Kinect system for the PC.