Sales of Microsoft's Kinect top 10 million

Mar 09, 2011
Microsoft's new Kinect controller for the Xbox 360 is seen on a shelf at the Best Buy store in 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. Microsoft said Wednesday that sales of the gesture-sensing Kinect for the Xbox 360 videogame console had topped 10 million units, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever.

Microsoft said Wednesday that sales of the gesture-sensing Kinect for the Xbox 360 videogame console had topped 10 million units, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever.

The Seattle, Washington-based US software giant also said it has sold more than 10 million standalone Kinect games worldwide.

sold an average of 133,333 Kinect units per day between the day of its launch on November 4 and January 3.

"No other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector," said Guinness World Records gaming editor Gaz Deaves, cited by Microsoft.

uses a 3D camera and motion recognition software to let people play videogames on the using natural body movements and voice commands instead of hand-held controllers.

More than 50 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide.

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