Kinect Adventures
Microsoft Sells 10 Million Kinect Sensors and Over 10 Million Kinect Games
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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.


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Comment #1 by Murn
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 04:35:12 AM
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Glad to see Kinect going so unbelievably strong. I don't own one (space issues), but played my sisters, and it was awesome. Hopefully the strong sales prompt devs to make games for 'core' gamers.

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Comment #2 by mmartynn
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 04:39:01 AM
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i cant wait for some good games to come out for this because at the moment, mines just collecting dust.
sure theyres a few now but none you could play for hours on end. kinect has potental to become somethin awsome, i just hope that dev's realise that.

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Comment #3 by Caramel Cardinal
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 04:52:02 AM
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not too bad then :D
though to be fair, i assume bundel games mustn't be included in the figure aswell as it means otherwise people are getting kinect adventure with it then buying only one other game which seems a bit expensive to me
if i did buy kinect would get at least 5 or 6 games with it just to get my moneys worth

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Comment #4 by SP4RT4N360
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 04:58:59 AM
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I got my kinect during the beta and have watched it go from strength to strength the diffrences from the beta to now are amazing and its only been 6 months so its not surprising its going so strong. Ive only picked up 2 games so far but the missus who's genrally not into gaming loves it and has her eyes on dance central i think this is where its success comes from, wheres as im up for child of eden i cant wait to see what will be shown at E3........

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Comment #5 by Nutty Scouser
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:02:42 AM
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Anyone having space issues - Amazon doing a Crown kinect TV mount for £7.79 I got one and it has knocked a few feet of from resting on my TV stand......cant wait for gunslinger looks cool for the kinect

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Comment #6 by FishyOutOfWater
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:02:46 AM
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I don't have my own kinect, but I have tried it and it's quite fun, but before I buy it some high quality games will have to come out for it. I suppose any new system needs time to adjust, and I look forward to that adjustment being complete.

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Comment #7 by tommies1
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:03:08 AM
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I wil buy one if they drop the price to €50 or les.

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Comment #8 by Chainsaw Chunk
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:04:30 AM
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Over the moon that this has not fallen by the wayside it is a great piece of kit and im sure once there is a Gears title on it then it will get even stronger :)

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Comment #9 by Astrex
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:14:36 AM
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I wish i had the room to play it

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Comment #10 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:24:24 AM
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Where are the god damn games!

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Comment #11 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:28:16 AM
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Off topic, but why is everything out of place??

As in the page box thingys??

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Comment #12 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:29:24 AM
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Whoops! I had my browser zoomed in. No worries.

As for Kinect...... I've said before.......BRING ON THA GOOOOOOREEEEEE!

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Comment #13 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:33:30 AM
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And people were saying it's a rip off of the Wii...........

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Comment #14 by Defraggler
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:35:30 AM
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Gosh, that shuts me up. I thought it would never take off. At least it has bought new life to the console! :)

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Comment #15 by RaccoonNinja28
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:46:52 AM
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It still is.

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Comment #16 by Rabby86
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 05:58:50 AM
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Wonder how many of these were bought with the goal of hacking it to use on anything other than the xbox.
Thanks Adafruit Industries.

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Comment #18 by Jackalus88
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 07:31:02 AM
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Really glad to see Kinect doing so well like it deserves to.

Oh, and Kinect bashers, piss off!

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Comment #19 by Shadow Warlock
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 07:36:52 AM
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I can't believe people call Kinect a rip off of the Wii, it's nothing like it, it does MORE than the Wii and whatever the Wii does but BETTER.

If you want a Wii rip off then look at the PSMOVE.

Kienct is completely different, idiots.

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Comment #20 by chrishaney23
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 08:09:35 AM
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When's the price drop? Then I'll bite !

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Comment #21 by a hippyslayer
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 08:55:01 AM
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@5 Another option to the tv stand is buying a corner wall mount. You can literally put the thing as high up on the wall as you want and stand only a few feet from your tv. I live in university family housing and this was my only option im glad it worked as great as it has

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Comment #22 by RollaJedi
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 08:58:00 AM
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If its selling this well, they're not gonna drop the price anytime soon. People dont seem to pay 150 for it. We have it and my wife who never plays games, LOVES dance central and does it to burn calories. Its awesome. still, there needs to be a lot more games out for it to justify buying it

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Comment #23 by Bear
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:04:02 AM
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i think i will wait for it to release games for an adult audience i don't want to play bullshit kids games if i want to do that i would get a nintendo wii and i would rather buy a wii than kinect as they both retail for the same price but with the wii you have access to 100's of games where as kinect has like 20 or something and your getting more for your money with a console rather than a little camera

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Comment #24 by Bajan Elite
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:28:04 AM
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@23 take a look at child of eden

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Comment #25 by Whitesnake75
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:44:29 AM
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@17 - Twat...

So out of those categories you mentioned, which one do you fall under?

Tell you what, i'll send you a pound so you can go and buy yourself a clue

pedophile?? really? isn't that someone who sexually abuses feet?

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Comment #26 by Majica8
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:53:04 AM
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10 million units sold, and 10 million games everyone who owns it has an avergae of 1 game for it?? How is that good?

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Comment #27 by ruisleipa
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:37:59 AM
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@23 punctuation is your friend.

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Comment #28 by Lord
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:52:58 AM
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kinect is a great bit of kit but so far i have seen about 10 games, at least 5 is get fit crap and the rest is for little kids, where are the games for grown up kids?

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Comment #29 by MrT2
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:56:30 AM
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Agreed with @26, 1 game sold per device isn't the greatest takeup, though total sales are impressive.
BBC News had an odd comparison, saying it was outselling the iphone/ipad, which are both notably more expensive, and neither aimed at kids/families...

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Comment #30 by Vampire Psycho
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:32:13 AM
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I haven't been even playing xbox enough to use mine lately. I was working out with your shape but I am so damn tall it cuts of my feet or if its on my feet it cuts off top of my head lol. I have been waiting for a real good game to come out for it and I think its going to be child of eden for me.

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Comment #31 by wizard7575
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:33:24 AM
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Kinect is really fun, cool, and works perfect. But the only game I have for it is what it came with, Kinect Adventures. There's no way I'm wasting my cash on the bullshit that's out right now, and once a decent game comes out for Kinect I will pick it up, but for now my Kinect sensor is collecting dust, seeing as I'm not a 5 year old.

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Comment #32 by thaniall
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:34:21 AM
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kinect is cool :)

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Comment #33 by wizard7575
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:34:35 AM
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But I'm also a Playstation guy, and Kinect is a huge reason why I still own an Xbox.

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Comment #34 by NawtyCawty
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:56:39 AM
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#17 with a name like Solomon you certainly sound like a nonce or a retard. Which one is it?

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Comment #35 by Agent Aero
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:06:16 PM
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I have 2 Kinects, i contributed to this. ^_^
But i got a 4GB Slim with Kinect for free from my phone contract, so do they inc them ones aswell?

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Comment #36 by levista
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:30:56 PM
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Kinect works a lot better than I thought it would but I'm still waiting for that must have game that makes the doubters believe.

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Comment #37 by mjc0961
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:45:07 PM
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Cue Sony trying to make the Move sales sound better than they are by disguising units shipped as units sold in 3... 2... 1...

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Comment #38 by ViNyLek
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 12:52:15 PM
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A great proof that ppl have nothing to do with their money. What bad economy I ask if 10 millions ppl worldwide has enough to shell out on a copy of Kinect or full system^^ I'll stick to Wii for now seeing as this is hardly any competition for it^^

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Comment #39 by MastrMeatWad
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 01:02:08 PM
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@34-- Your right.. The guy Solomon (comment #17) is just retarded... People that make comments like that are beyond help.. He should be smacked.

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Comment #40 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 01:03:06 PM
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#17 Was so close to making a funny joke.. then I realised he misspelt paedophile.

Google Chrome's spell checker is your friend, my fellow kiddie fiddler.

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Comment #41 by MastrMeatWad
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 01:04:27 PM
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Shit I thumbed down my comment thinking i was thumbing down #17.. Oops. Oh well..
Speaking on the kinect. My wife loves dance central. I wish some new games would get released that aren't dance, workout... Like the puppet game.. That looks interesting

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Comment #42 by Kill Yourself
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 01:14:56 PM
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Yeah.. I too like the kinect.. I also have a move.. Which is ok, but it too has not fullfilled my gaming desires.. Kinect is pretty cool and like MastMeatwad my wife too likes to dance w/ dance central-i like. :) I am curious about the Gears kinect.

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Comment #43 by Blueprotoss
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 01:38:25 PM
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I wouldn't count the 10 million games that came bundled with the Kinect because you couldn't buy the kinect seperately while the games that were bought seperately should count.

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Comment #44 by Blueprotoss
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 01:47:23 PM
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@ 23. I wounldn't count Child of Eden because you can play it with a 360 controller without the Kinect being involved.

@ 37. The one thats doing shading marketing is MS because of the whoel selling over 10 million kinect games when every Kinect was bundled wit5h at least 1 Kinect game. If you want to have a good Sales record on your games then you don't count the bundled games as seperate product.

@ 39 and 40. People can have their own Opinions while I somewhat agree with 17 because MS is being too child friendly with their Kinect games comppared to Nintendo with the Wii.

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Comment #45 by Fox Hound JD
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 02:05:35 PM
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@44 they very much tout the games included with kinect... Wii Sports is "the biggest selling video game of all time" on pretty much all charts, because it comes with the wii... I'm not saying its right, but if Teddy Rugspin can count em, then so can we.

Its good to see kinect doing well, which will make developers take notice, and start making some good games for it.

Also Child of Eden is meant for the Kinect, but also u can use a controller because Ubisoft didn't wanna alienate or prevent anyone from playing it, good on em.

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Comment #46 by Fox Hound JD
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 02:12:37 PM
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@38 you do realize that 10,000,000 people is a very tiny fragment of the worlds population right? Just becuase 10mil bought a kinect doesn't mean were not still in a recession LOL

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Comment #47 by RTRD_Mayhem
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 02:33:22 PM
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ya i got mine when it came out but i haven't touched it much since.

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Comment #48 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 02:37:48 PM
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Wait how the hell has Kinect sold 10 million when only about 50 million 360s have been sold.. you are telling me 1 in 5 people have bought this.. doesn't seem too likely. I could count only a few on my friends list with Kinect.

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Comment #49 by Ironhand
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 02:40:11 PM
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@#40 you can still be with him because #17 did in fact spell pedophile correctly. I think maybe you need to use regular google for that. Dont act like a hardass unless you are right. OT I have a kinect love it. Although with fighters uncaged being the only violent game I'm becoming restless.

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Comment #50 by worldsenemy
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 03:29:23 PM
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Kinect FTW!!!

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Comment #51 by Blueprotoss
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 04:58:51 PM
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@ 45. I don't count Wii Sports either while no game should be counted as a sale when its bounght in a bundle especially when the major source of that game comes from a bundle. The only way you could get those two is if you buy a used Wii/Kinect or buy a different Wii bundle.

The sale figures isn't clear on how many people own a Kinect because I'm sure that people traded in or returned their Kinects. For all we know is the Kinect got that number of sales because it was "new tech" for people to get. Thats the main reason why I don't use sale records to say that something is Good or Bad.

You can play Child of Eden with a Xbox 360 controller while if it was meant for the Kinect then you could only play on the Kinect. I see Eden being Twilight Princess as the basic console version was better then the motion version.

@ 48. That seems very suspicious then with those numbers. I can't see that number being True because I only have a handful of friend that got a Kinect as well.

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Comment #52 by TurnerVII
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 06:52:40 PM
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@26 You always get one game for free which would not be included in the sales and im guessing other free games would be like that too, i got 3 games for free with mine ^^

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Comment #53 by _Nosferatu_
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 08:07:40 PM
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Comment #54 by ScuzzyBunny FTN
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 08:50:44 PM
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Couple of many are a "handful" and how many friends do you have total? The ratio is somewhere around 1 in 7-8, so if you have 25 friends, and 3 have it, it might only be a handful, but it is right on track. Remember, MICROSOFT sold 10 million STORES. It is selling, but I see a lot on the shelves now, so only 7 or 8 million of the 10 were sold by the retailers. I picked up 3 for the holidays (one for us, two for family), and we use them pretty often (though I personally don't), but with games like YooStar and Gunstringer, I think I will be playing more often.

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Comment #55 by echoes999
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 09:44:58 PM
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@54 They have sold 10 million. That's why it says sold. When it goes to stores it's considered shipped and not sold. Sony has on several occasions tried to make their numbers more impressive by saying sold even though it was only shipped units.

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Comment #56 by Quake007
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:11:46 PM
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10 million foooooools

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Comment #57 by MrHyms
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 03:05:19 AM
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"Microsoft Sells 10 Million Kinect Sensors and Over 10 Million Kinect Games"

Would have been a bit sad if they had sold 10 million Kinects, and 200,000 games ;-)

I'm holding off till the wii-esque shovelware has died down and some real games come along.

If that happens to be the day after never then so be it.

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Comment #58 by FaSCoRP
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 06:33:03 PM
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I am waiting for Sesame Street game. My daughter will love it.

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Comment #59 by Blueprotoss
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 10:58:36 PM
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@ 52. Thats a good way to to fool people and falsify the sale records while everyone Console Company is guilty for that.

@ 54. I have 3 out of 99 XBL friends that own a Kinect while I'm glad that none of my real life friends own one especially when the library has no support and its not a good investment. I see no reason to get one anyways since they marketed at the Wii crowd and the Wii is still better.

@ 55. We don't know how many that were returned or traded in, which that means that sale records are still estimates.

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Comment #60 by SpongebobRoundpants
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 09:10:50 PM
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of course its over 10 million games because every console comes with one.

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Comment #61 by Killerchronic
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 05:12:50 PM
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Kinect Adventures has always come free with it so does that count as a game being sold or are they meaning games other than kinect adventures and if it does consider kinect adventures then ofc more than 10 million have sold if people have bought 10 million kinects. /facepalm

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