Xbox 360 owners get Pizza Hut ordering app

Customers in North America can now use Kinect to order pizza.

Microsoft and Pizza Hut have launched Pizza Hut for Xbox, an app that allows customers to tailor and submit takeaway orders through the pizza delivery chain.

The entire Pizza Hut menu is available through the application, and pizzas can be assembled using the controller, Kinect, and voice commands.

The app will also connect to Facebook, allowing customers to automatically promote their upcoming delivery of pizza to colleagues, acquaintances, and family. Customers can link accounts on Xbox and PizzaHut.com for easy ordering.

"If you look at our audience, they love pizza," said Microsoft spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb to Polygon. "I mean, who doesn't? It has international appeal, and Pizza Hut is a recognised brand that matches up well with the Xbox brand."

Pizza Hut for Xbox launches today in North America, with a 15% discount on offer for the first two weeks.

GameSpot has contacted Microsoft about European availability.

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skittzo_s
skittzo_s

8:00 - Had breakfast, turned on Xbox 360 launched "Foxtel on Xbox 360" and put cartoon network on for the kids

10:00 - Kids went out and played while I downloaded my favourite artists latest album through "Xbox music", then had it on play while I did house work

12:00 - Made lunch and sat on the couch to see a few movie advertisements that looked promising, ironically we had sandwiches and immediately after there was another advert displaying subway with Kinect mistaking a sandwich bite for a hand wave.

12:30 - 1:00 - I Launched Facebook and saw a friend's post saying "Got drunk last night and now im lost in the city" so I replied "lol", I then stalked... I mean checked a girl's profile to see her recent posts.... I liked it ( wont be long now :) )

2:00 - After enough facebooking I launched IE to check for latest news and did a bit off ebay shopping which I ended up purchasing GT5 and a X-clamp kit for my older box.

3:00 - I decided to Launch Youtube and watch a few cat and dog skits, the cat falling from the tree was the funniest!

4:00 - After monkeying around for a bit, I thought I should launch Foxtel again and watch a few AFL highlights to prepare myself for the 7 o’clock game tonight. Unfortunately the application decided to play the last channel (Cartoon Network).

4:10 - After screaming Xbox for 10 minutes straight to acknowledge channel up, it seemed that my request was just too complicated for the Xbox to hear over the medium volume level of the currently playing channel to be recognised. So, I used this thing called a controller.

4:10 -> 6:00 - I Was on my PC to continue development on a web application with Foxtel running in the background, turning my head every so often when something audible caught my attention.

6:00 - I had to close Foxtel because we decided to order pizza, so I launched the "Pizza Hut App" and customized a pizza with my own hands! Then used Microsoft points to pay for it.

7:00 - Pizza was delivered and we as a family watched the AFL Match, again on "Foxtel for Xbox"

9:00 - Game Finished and we lost, I was also getting tired so I turned off the Xbox to go into bed.

9:10 - Luckily I have a gaming console and TV in my bedroom and the misses doesn't seem to mind, So I launched my PS3 and did some serious gaming until I feel asleep.

skittzo_s
skittzo_s

OMG a pizza app, Are you bloody serious? Just when i thought you couldn't get any lower you do stupid things like this. I mean seriously, why the fuck would I want a pizza app to order pizza? are you insane? I dont want to order bloody pizza from my freaking "gaming" console! Geez. I want to order bloody Chinese take away god damn it!

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

Live in your parents basement and don't want to socialize or move from the puddle of flop sweat in your couch? WE GOT YOU COVERED! Now order Pizza Hut, directly from your basement in the middle of spawn times. Extra grease included.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

You automatons act like this is something new.  ppl have been ordering food online for years. Honestly, whats the difference between ordering over the phone or online?  There is NONE!  either way it takes no effort.  Bunch of Hypocrites. 

Dezuria
Dezuria

This is an incredibly shameless form of product placement.  MS is not putting their customers first.  This is purely for their own profit.

mboettcher
mboettcher

Hooray, now I can use my kinect to make a virtual pizza and then that virtual pizza becomes real and is delivered to me.  It's like the Pinocchio story of pizza.

BrYaNq93
BrYaNq93

NOOOOOO!!!! I mean cool but what does this say about gamers?! That we're fat and lazy?! God no!

MetalDogGear
MetalDogGear

Will there be a prostitute app too? To come to my house and suck me off while I'm popping heads?

Cause I guess my fat ass isn't getting a girlfriend anytime soon with this.

DarthLod
DarthLod

Crap like this is utterly ruining gaming and wanting a console. I dont want all this CRAP on my console cluttering it up and making the dashboard full of garbage. If you need a pizza, get this things called a PHONE!

sheikweight
sheikweight

Now YOU can order pizza too?  Way to support OBESITY America.

TommyBarban
TommyBarban

Pretty sweet app, makes the xbox more of a stoner console. This app is not going to make more Americans fat, the damage has already been done :)

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Given the Playstation's Blu-Ray playback capabilities and thus its high use for movie watching, this app would have made more sense on Sony's Platform !!! 

pmamba45
pmamba45

I like thin crust cus then I can eat a wheel sized one in a sitting. This really could render the nutritious pizza to junk food proportions by the time GTA V comes out.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Well, this is certainly coming out of nowhere. Too bad I don't have an Xbox or care for Pizza Hut. Oh well,  maybe people can use their Kinects now.  

Furwings
Furwings

After ordering and enjoying a slice or two, I heard if your Internet connection goes down for longer than 3 minutes, the delivery guy comes back to your house and takes the rest back... #Dealwithit

Furwings
Furwings

You'll probably need a Gold account to actually order pizza, otherwise you'll only be able to browse the menu with Silver ;)

lilnazar
lilnazar

"The app will also connect to Facebook" Why i may ask? So your friends can see how fat and lazy you are, ordering pizzas online on X360? Stupid.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Great, I really think the Xbox is now 10 times more appealing. Why create new games when you can create a pizza app?

HiImUPSMan
HiImUPSMan

now americans can become even more lazier and fat at the same time!. 


lulz.

killerlavaman
killerlavaman

Next they need a kinect defibrillator app so you can connect to facebook as you go into cardiac arrest.

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

Ok this sounds good, but what happens when the pizza gets to my house? I don't want to have to get up and walk to the door. Can't the delivery person just come in and stuff the pizza in my mouth while I play my games?

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

"The app will also connect to Facebook, allowing customers to automatically promote their upcoming delivery of pizza to colleagues, acquaintances, and family."

Why in the bloody hell would I want to broadcast my delivery to everyone on Facebook!?

In addition, why would I do this when I can pick up the phone and call them? It would be a hell of a lot faster than turning on my Xbox 360, loading up my apps, and going through menus. This is one of the most pointless Xbox 360 apps by far.

iamdanthaman
iamdanthaman

"Pizza Hut is a recognised brand that matches up well with the Xbox brand." 

 Translation: Gamers are Fat and Lazy.

Sounds Legit.

M15F1TT
M15F1TT

Wait Wait Wait...... You're telling me I can order a pizza with out having to reach down and pick up my phone or computer sweet cause my laziness was waning and I needed to kick it up a notch.

jdookee
jdookee

So what, sources say the PS4 will make you a pizza on the spot.

kwagmeijer
kwagmeijer

Oh boy, I bet this will get everyone back on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions...

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

The concept of a "do it all" machine is reaching ridiculous heights, seriously.

Auction_Sniper
Auction_Sniper

To think that these motion control systems were designed to get us moving and burn off the energy from fast food snacking...

greatryoman
greatryoman

Why the hell, I repeat, why the HELL do I want my Xbox account to update my FACEBOOK account telling everyone I ordered Pizza Hut? WHY? Whhhhyyy!? *Flips table* Why?

ahpuck
ahpuck

"All Xboxos have is Halo, Gears of War and a Pizza App!"

mamelon2012
mamelon2012

Everyones asses can get fatter without having to interrupt the videogame to pick up a phone

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Such nasty "pizza", not sure why anyone buys it, o yea, they are brainwashed by commercials. Everybody put down the controller and order from your local Family owned Pizza place instead. Pizza hut makes enough money from their terrible food.

eriktkire
eriktkire

... just in case you thought the stereotype of fat, lazy couch potato gamer had disappeared.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

This is quite strange... What's next? McDonalds?

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

This is useless to me since Pizza Hut in my area doesnt even deliver....which makes this app triple worthless

ken_wakashimazu
ken_wakashimazu

i can't wait for the next time you're about to beat a final boss and a big ad pops up saying

  "you've been playing for 2 hours straight, it's pizza time!, check out our pizza hut menu and you will be enjoying victory with a slice in less than 20 minutes!"

Rokon37
Rokon37

Takeaway order? Bah! Whichever console offers apps for delivery first will win the next gen!

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@jdookee They will show you the separate ingredients of the pizza, but they won't deliver it to you until they have a final model for it.

surferosh
surferosh

@ken_wakashimazu  and with the NextBox, it might even order you one without u having to do all the hard work !