Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I do like the Kinect. In my opinion, it's WAY better than Wii. With the Wii, all you really have to be moving is the controller. So, for instance, I could sit on my couch and bowl a strike just by flicking my wrist the right way. With Kinect, it monitors the movement of your whole body, so you can't get away with just moving your wrist! LOL
I will be honest, though; I used it a lot when we first got it, then went through a streak where I seldom used it, and now I'm using it again as a way to try to get more active. We don't have children, though. That probably affects how often the Kinect gets used. I know usually my nieces and nephews have fun playing with it when they come over.
If I were you, I would also check into what games are available for it and see if those seem interesting to you and/or your children. I'm satisfied with just a few games because I'm not a huge gamer, but it's always a good idea to check out what games are out for a system before investing in one.
Another thing I like about the Xbox Kinect is that, obviously, it can be used as just a regular Xbox too, so my husband can play his more traditional controller games. That way, we know it's being used, even if I go through a streak when I'm not using the Kinect very much. It's also kinda cool that you an stream online content through your xbox, such as Netflix. We used it in that capacity for awhile, until we ended up getting a Roku.
Anyway, I probably just gave you far more information than you were looking for! 1555 days ago