How To Play Kinect In A Tiny Japanese Apartment

Part of the difficulty Microsoft has with Kinect in Japan is space. Many Japanese apartments are small, and just don't have the room to deal with Kinect. Here is one solution.

The above image shows a six-tatami room that measures between 2.6m by 3.5m. That's without furniture. So add a bed, a table, a desk and even a mirror, and you're left with an even tighter Kinect gaming space.

As was pointed out in Japan's Nikkei, if gamers put their TV and Kinect in the corner, they can then play in a six-tatami mat room at an angle. But, this is recommended only for players who live on the first floor, because playing Kinect in small apartments with downstairs neighbours will cause unwanted noise and vibrations. Wonder what floor Butch lives on...

This all seems like a great deal of trouble to play some Kinect.

When Kinect launched in Japan, Microsoft seemed reluctant to mention things like room size, but did provide gamers with a deceptively small ruler to measure their apartments.

家具だらけの6畳一間の空間で、Kinectを思う存分楽しむ方法 [Kotaku Japan]


    This applies to most homes in Hong Kong as well. There is less than 3 steps of walking space in my room back at my parents' place there. I would what the sales of Kinect is like in HK...

    Japan is a failed market for X360. I wish MS would stop taking exclusive Japanese games for the X360 in vain attempts to get Japanese gamers onto console.

    This is just another example where yet another X360 product will fail in Japan.

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