Xbox 360 Surpasses 2.5 Million Kinect Sensors Sold Consumers and retailers show excitement for Kinect for Xbox 360. REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 29, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that strong demand over the Black Friday weekend has propelled retail sales of Kinect for Xbox 360 to more than 2.5 million units worldwide since it launched just 25 days ago. “We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday.” “Kinect on Xbox 360 was a top performer at Target this weekend,” said Nik Nayar, vice president, merchandising, Target. “We expect Kinect will be a must-have gift this holiday season, so Target will continue to receive consistent shipments of Kinect throughout December. The hands-free, active gaming experience that Kinect offers is something that everyone in the family can enjoy.” 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, movies, music and television with gestures and your voice. Retailers, reviewers and analysts are calling it a must-have gift this holiday season. More information on Xbox 360 and Kinect for Xbox 360 is available at http://www.xbox.com/Kinect or http://www.facebook.com/xbox.
Meh.... sounds like average sales given I can't watch TV for an hour without seeing a Kinect commercial. For comparison, PlayStation Move has sold 4.1M units, with a target of 6M by the end of the year.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I didn't think the Kinect or Move would be THIS popular.
I played with the Move and it felt gimmicky to me.
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They're not popular. This is just MS trying to get press to recoup more costs.
They might sell one to 1 in 10 of console owners by the end of the year... but next year are companies actually going to be developing new games that only 1 in 10 people can play? Nope... you're going to see them go back to developing for whichever controllers come with the system.
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