2.5 Million sales of anything within 30 days is substantial – this is just what Microsoft has achieved with their latest gaming apparatus, the XBox 360 Kinect. The guys at Microsoft released it at the perfect time, with sales of the Nintendo Wii flatlining / decreasing which was a sign that the gaming market was set for a new innovative challenge.
What is Kinect?
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine.
I’ve been busy reviewing phone gadgets lately, so haven’t had the chance to play with one. With news like this, I’m going to get one soon to see what the fuss is about!
Microsfot Xbox 360 Kinect 2.5 Million Sales Press Release
Microsoft Corp. today announced it has sold more than 2.5 million Kinect sensors to consumers worldwide since it launched less than four weeks ago. More than one million units were sold during the US three-day Black Friday weekend.
“We are extremely excited to see how consumers have responded to Kinect in Australia and around the world. It is truly revolutionary entertainment that creates a magical experience for the whole family,” said David McLean, General Manager of Xbox, Microsoft Australia and New Zealand.
“Kinect will be one of the biggest gifts for Christmas this year, and is to date one of the most significant consumer electronic product launches in history. We’re currently on track to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers by the end of the year.”
Kinect is now available at more than 60,000 retailers in 38 countries. It is the only controller-free games and entertainment system available that lets you control games and movies, with gestures and movement. Retailers, reviewers and analysts are calling it a must-have gift this Christmas.
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