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Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:12

Kinect sells 10 million

Written by David Stellmack
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Record breaking sales
Microsoft (through a posting in Aaron Greenberg’s Twitter feed) announced that Kinect has reached the milestone of 10 million units sold. The sales pace of Kinect has reached record settings, so much so that it is now recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronic Device” of all time.

Microsoft was able to achieve this record with an average of 133,333 units per day during the first 60 days of release. (This pace beats both the iPhone and iPad in the first 60 days of release, as a point of comparison.) To already be at 10 million in sales when the device was only released on November 4th of 2010 is actually very surprising and quite an achievement. Sources whisper to us that these numbers have even beaten Microsoft’s own expectations for the sales pace of Kinect.

Microsoft recently announced about a month ago that they had achieved 8 million in sales, so it actually comes as a bit of a surprise that they have already made it to 10 million units sold. The sales has peaked developer interest in the device and word is that we can expect more Kinect titles to be unveiled at E3 this year, as more developers are anxious to take advantage of the positive momentum that Kinect is generating. So far, the number of released Kinect titles since launch has been a little light, but it is expected that the number of released titles will pick up between now and the end of the year.


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