ASUS to release Kinect rival in October

Posted on Wednesday, September 07 2011 @ 21:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports ASUS has cooked up a Kinect-like controller called WAVI Xtion. The device will arrive next month and will initially be targeted at the Chinese market.
The peripheral is a combination of self-developed wireless receiver (WAVI) and a body movement sensing device (Xtion Pro) based on chipset solutions developed by Israel-based PrimeSense, according to Asustek.

The company will initially push the sale of the body-sensing devices to China, where the government has banned the import of gaming consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox 360, Chien indicated.

The WAVI Xtion, which functions similar to Microsoft's Kinect, is expected to be available at US$250-300, according to an estimate by industry sources.

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