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10 Million Kinect Sensors Sold, 10 Million Kinect Games, Too

Felix Kemp
Dance Central, Games news, Kinect, Kinect Sports

10 Million Kinect Sensors Sold, 10 Million Kinect Games, Too

It's official. Kinect has shipped ten million sensors and ten million games since its release on November 4th, just four months ago. Microsoft is so happy Aaron Greenberg is chirruping away on Twitter, while Guinness World Records etch Kinect's name in stone as the fastest-selling consumer device ever. It's an astonishing achievement, especially when you consider how safe Microsoft played it with the launch. But it worked, and as such we can expect a very Kinect heavy future from now on.

In it's first sixty days on sale, Kinect shipped an average of 133,333 units per day. The launch titles did pretty well, too, with Kinect Sports and Dance Central topping one million copies sold a few months back. Microsoft has already promised more and more Kinect games are on the way, and it'll be interesting to see how the bold, ambitious takes on motion-sensing compare to the safe Wii rip-offs in terms of sales figures.

Even Guinness has chipped in with their two cents (pee?), with gaming editor for the Guinness World Records, Gaz Deaves remarking "The sales figures here speak for themselves", before proclaiming "no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector".

An impressive feat, but now does beg the question; can Kinect continue its climb and truly challenge the Wii's mass-market appeal? Or has it gone as far as Microsoft can take it and will eventually slide down the charts? Why not tell us, you wannabe analysts! [Eurogamer]

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