Microsoft's Xbox One may not have had a great start, thanks to the shambolic release event for the console, but it still has made its way into a lot of homes in the past few years. And while the console remains popular among users, the same is not the case with its Kinect peripheral. However, as it seems, Microsoft still remains hopeful about it.

According to Microsoft, Kinect still remains an active part of how owners of the peripheral interact with the console. Mike Nichols, chief marketing officer for Xbox, recently told Polygon, "Overall, we don't break down how many console users have Kinect and how many don't."

"I can say that the people with Kinect still make up a very, very sizable portion and that those people do use it quiet frequently. Less for games, but a lot more for biometric sign-in and user interface."

Although Nichols declined to give any hard numbers to back the claim, he did mention that a "vast majority" of Kinect owners are still using the device on a regular basis.

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