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Microsoft announced today that they have sold over 10 million Kinect sensors worldwide. The sales remained steady through to this year. They saw very little dip in sales since the release of the Kinect. This has also pushed Kinect game sales over 10 million. Which is a big number but I wonder if they are counting all of the Kinect Adventures that comes with every Kinect?
Not only have they sold 10 million units but they also got themselves a new Guinness World Record. The Kinect is the fastest selling consumer electronic device to date. The device sold an average of 133,333 Kinect sensors per day for 60 days in a row. For a total of eight million sold between the days of November 4, 2010 to January 3, 2011. That is an amazing achievement for Microsoft.
Gaz Deaves goes on to say, “According to independent research, no other consumer electronic device sold faster within a 60-day time span”.
They also listed all the new titles that will be utilizing the Kinect. Games like Michael Jackson The Experience, The Gunstringer, Kung Fu Panda 2 video game, and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. They will also be releasing updates to Netflix so you can use hand gestures to control the Netflix interface. This is a big step for Microsoft. The Kinect actually worked out for them and it helped breathe new life into the platform. I just hope they start to release more games that are geared toward, for the lack of a better term, a “Hardcore Audience”.