Kinect for Xbox 360 becomes “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device”
Microsoft's 2010 Kinect sales momentum has continued into 2011, reaching 10 million sensors sold worldwide to date.
Not only were the accessory's sales figures an overwhelming success, but it drove significant game revenue too, with more than 10 million standalone Kinect games sold worldwide to date.
The news means that the device gains entry into the Guinness World Records: for the “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device” of all time.
Put that in daily terms, and Microsoft has sold 133,333 units per day for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days between 4 November 2010 and 3 January 2011, and a further 2 million units since then.
“The sales figures here speak for themselves,” said Gaz Deaves, gaming editor for Guinness World Records. “According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”