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Microsoft: Kinect Hits 10 Million Units, 10 Million Games

Microsoft: Kinect Hits 10 Million Units, 10 Million Games

March 9, 2011 | By Leigh Alexander

March 9, 2011 | By Leigh Alexander
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Microsoft's Kinect has sold 10 million devices worldwide to date and 10 million Kinect retail games to date, the company says.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this makes Kinect the "fastest-selling consumer electronics device," moving an average 133,333 units per day to create 8 million units sold in the device's first 60 days on shelves.

Microsoft calls the sales figures "an overwhelming success," and points to more to come for the device in the future, including Kinect-enabled Netflix and Hulu Plus on the Xbox 360 -- users can use gesture and voice to navigate those service offerings.

When Microsoft revealed in January that it had shipped 8 million Kinect hardware units, it announced the "Avatar Kinect" chat service, which it says will also arrive this year.

Although the company didn't offer specific dates for those services, it also points to Ubisoft's Kinect-enabled version of Michael Jackson: The Experience reaching the Xbox 360 on April 12. Dance games have proven to be the most popular genre thus far for the device.

Microsoft will also launch Twisted Pixel's The Gunstringer, THQ's Kung Fu Panda 2, 2K Play's Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do and Double Fine-developed Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster over the months ahead.


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