Now here’s a bitter pill many Kinect future owners will have to swallow come launch day – it turns out that the much-touted voice recognition will be limited to select regions when Kinect releases this November and won’t be made available for the rest of the world until as late as Spring 2011.
The lucky few countries who won’t be getting the short end of the stick are the United States, Canada (only in English), UK, Mexico, and Japan. All the rest of the bunch will have to wait until Spring 2011 for voice support to be added to Kinect. This means that even if you speak English, but don’t reside in any of the aforementioned regions, you will have no choice but to take that glass of water and swallow the devilish pill.
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