Following its phenomenal launch all over the world, the momentum of the sales of Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 continues in full swing in 2011 as well, as the motion sensor technology reached the milestone of selling 10 million units of the device to date. And this response wasn’t limited to the sensor devices themselves, the Kinect also led to some significant rise in the sale of the 360 titles too and more than 10 million games which are specific to the Kinect have been sold from the time of their launch.
The astounding popularity and sales of the sensory device complementary to the Xbox 360 console have even set the Guinness world record for being the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever. The device was officially named to be the record holder after having sold on an average 133,333 units every day for a span of 60 days and sold a grand total of 8 million units in the interval from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011. The impact of Kinect has been so phenomenal that the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition features entire sections dedicated to Kinect.
Gaz Deaves, the Gaming Editor for the Guinness World Records, says that the sales figures have astounded almost everyone. Independent researchers have all been led to the same conclusion that no other consumer electronics device has sold more units in the first 60 days of its launch and this only goes on to indicate the strength that the gaming industry has come to possess in the electronics market. And with all this success already in the bag, the franchise is all set for an expansion in the number of titles available for Kinect in the near future. These new games will begin pouring in starting this spring according to Microsoft.