Microsoft may have a hit on their hands with the Kinect game controller after posting sales results of 1 million units for the first 10 days available. it seems they are well on their way to meeting sales forecasts of 5 million units sold before the years end and Kinect may be the hot item for Xbox fans.
A million units in 10 days is a huge start for Kinect and there may be some strength to the claims made about the Kinect being the next generation game controller or should we call it the non controller due to the hands free game play the Kinect camera. A million units this early into the pre holiday season looks great for Microsoft when you consider other hot releases available right now. The latest Call of Duty Black Ops had a 360 million dollar day on it’s release as was expected with much of that on the Xbox 360 according to Amazon.
Those are some powerful numbers for Microsoft and Xbox to be pulling down in the pre holiday shopping season and if they can keep going strong it should be banner year for Xbox. Microsoft may have the right mix of hits and accessories to increase it’s lead over competing consoles and pull ahead of the pack with Xbox 360 as a home entertainment platform. Anyone of you a Kinect user?
Microsoft’s motion sensing controller, the Kinect, has managed to hit the an amazing milestone by selling one million units in only 10 days — “a great start to the holiday season,” said Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business.
Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360: One Million Units Sold in 10 DaysDeveloped specifically for the Xbox 360, Microsoft Kinect has been released into the North American market on November 4. Europe followed shortly, a week after on November 10, and Asia, New Zealand and Australia are getting it this week on November 18.