Paper strip helps Japanese measure their room for Kinect

If you think your living room/gaming space is tight, you should see a Japanese home! In order to help Japanese gamers see if they have enough working space to use Microsoft’s Kinect, some stores have installed these long paper measuring strips to give them some idea of the room they’d need. 

Hold up. These papers are only about 3 feet long. Aren’t we supposed to have 8 feet of space for full Kinect functionality? What’s the deal here? Maybe it’s as Kotaku says. If they put an 8 foot strip out, Japanese gamers would shoot it down instantly. Then again, Japanese gamers bought the Wii and still get down with its waggle.

Dale North