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