Microsoft Sells 10 Million Kinect Sensors and Over 10 Million Kinect Games
Written Thursday, March 10, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With Microsoft launching Kinect in November 2010 in what was one of the biggest launches in consumer electronics history, the device continues to sell like hot cakes in 2011, reaching the 10 million milestone worldwide. And not only has the sensor been selling by the bucketload, but Kinect has also driven the sale of accompanying standalone motion-controlled games to numbers exceeding the 10 million mark.
This continued sales success has led to Kinect being officially named the fastest selling consumer electronics device by Guinness World Records. Kinect has sold an average of 133,133 units per day leading to 8 million units sold in its first 60 days on sale between November 4th 2010 and January 3rd 2011.
"The sales figures here speak for themselves," said Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor for Guinness World Records. "According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector."
Microsoft's line-up for Kinect in 2011 includes Avatar Kinect, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Child of Eden, The Gunstringer, Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Double Fine's Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster.