Microsoft Sells 10 Million Kinect Units, Bringing Motion To Netflix And Hulu - HotHardware
Microsoft Sells 10 Million Kinect Units, Bringing Motion To Netflix And Hulu

Microsoft Sells 10 Million Kinect Units, Bringing Motion To Netflix And Hulu

Well, this doesn't happen every single day. Microsoft's Kinect was just awarded a Guinness World Record for being the world's fastest consumer electronics device ever. Just let that sink in a bit. What makes this feat even wilder is just how well so many devices have sold in the past. iPods, Nintendo consoles, CD players. The list goes on and on. But the Kinect obviously grabbed the attention of the modern gamer and hasn't let go. The company has sold a total of ten million Kinect sensors worldwide, and as if that wasn't enough, they've also sold ten million standalone Kinect games worldwide.


It's a big Kinect party, and you're invited to take it to 20 million. In a wave of celebration, there are also reports that motion-enabled Netflix and Hulu are coming soon, further cementing the Xbox 360 as a killer home entertainment device. It's expected that these features will be fully revealed in the spring, enabling content viewers to use the Kinect to control menus and such. We think that this is just the first step in integrating motion into most every aspect of the television. Now, just imagine a world where the Netflix sensor is integrated directly into the bezel of your next TV.

Microsoft Announces 10 Million Kinect Sensors and more than 10 Million Kinect Games Sold to Date

LONDON –9 March 2011

Following one of the biggest launches in consumer electronics history, Kinect for Xbox 360 continued its momentum in 2011 reaching 10 million Kinect sensors sold worldwide to date. Not only were sensor sales an overwhelming success, but Kinect drove significant game sales with more than 10 million standalone Kinect games sold worldwide to date.

Guinness World Records: Kinect for Xbox 360 is Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device

In a nod to the recent sales success of Kinect, Guinness World Records has officially named Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest selling consumer electronics device
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Give me one for free and their would be one more towards 20million :)

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These really do add a whole extra field to the interaction in the cloud/web world in many ways. I know it is only meant for a Xbox, but the ever active community always adapts hardware nowadays for what they see as useful. So this add's another way to interact in the digital medium growing around us. Something else which is applicable to this is the new equipment by Cisco, which they are now starting to bring to the consumer level. If you relate it you actually are starting to see a lot of those things from sci-fi films year ago come to fruition now.

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Wow.... I totally didnt expect this. One would have though the iphone or something with those crazy long line ups everywhere.

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I wonder how many of those that have been bought are now sitting inside a cabinet in its original box waiting for a day when buying a new home with a bigger living room will be a possibility. Like mine. I wish I could use it, just not enough space.

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(Oh no... here come's 3vi1's usual anti-MS rant)...

The world record is BS, paid for by MS. This really shouldn't be compared to iPhones and other consumer electonic devices: Those stand alone, while this is an inexpensive add-on for an expensive system. It would probably be easily beaten if anyone kept track of extra controller sales.  The Kinect is better compared to video game sales.

GTA IV sold 6 million copies in the FIRST SEVEN DAYS.  That's way faster than Kinect has done at its peak - A peak that will drop off abruptly as the number of Kinects edges closer to the number of X-Boxen.

If anything, the number of Kinect sales says that there are so few good gaming options that people are buying this thing instead - most of them purely based on the hype without ever trying it.  Also, the attach rate for Kinect game sales is horrible, which means most people aren't too thrilled with it after the initial brush.

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