Microsoft has just revealed some very interesting sales information about its new Kinect motion sensor for the Xbox 360, saying that it has passed the 10 million units sold mark, has more than 10 million games sold overall, and is now in the Guinness World Book of Records as the fastest-selling electronics device ever released.
Microsoft's Kinect motion-detection peripheral for its Xbox 360 console has been a runaway success, with millions of people flocking to buy the new device and lots of games made specifically for it.
According to the North American company, the Kinect has now passed the 10 million units sold mark, after saying that it sold over 8 million devices in the first two months of availability.
This has earned the motion detection sensor an important place in the Guinness World Book of Records, which says that it is now the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever released.
"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.”
The Kinect sold, on average, 133,333 units per day, for a total of 8 million since its release on November 4, 2010 and until January 3, 2011.
What's more, the popularity of the Kinect resulted in huge sales for the games released for it, which also passed the 10 million units sold mark.
Plenty of them were, no doubt, bundled with the device, like Kinect Sports, but, considering titles like Dance Central sold more than 1 million units
, making games for the motion sensor is becoming extremely profitable.
Microsoft isn't resting on its laurels, and is set to deliver more games for the Kinect, including hardcore ones
, which have been promised since its launch.
Besides that, Kinect support will be added to other Xbox 360 features like Netflix or Hulu Plus, while the Avatar Kinect
system will be launched in the following months.