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Kinect sensor

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    Kinect sensor

    Xbox success couldn't save Kinect. The Xbox gaming console bled red ink for years before it finally turned into a profitable business. Today, Microsoft's gaming division contributes billions of dollars a year to the corporate coffers.

    But not every move the Xbox division has made has been a success. One of its biggest bets was the Kinect sensor, an innovative 3-D camera that enabled a variety of motion-based scenarios for console gaming and other living room applications.

    Unfortunately, the Kinect was expensive, and the fact that it wasn't ubiquitous meant game developers ignored it. In October 2017, Microsoft stopped manufacturing the sensors and announced that the Kinect software development kit would no longer be refreshed.