Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360: One Million Units Sold in 10 Days

November 16, 2010, By Alex Ion

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.

Developed 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.

All these efforts are meant to achieve the company’s forecast of selling more than 5 million Kinect units, globally, before the year’s end. Which sounds like a doable thing if you think that the holiday craze is just about to hit — even though the Kinect is not on everyone’s wishlist this year.

For those of you who don’t know it, the Kinect enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 gaming console by using a 3D camera as well as a motion recognition program that will translate gestures, spoken commands or presented objects and images into screen action.

The Microsoft Kinect sells for $150, but if you want the big package that includes the 4GB Xbox 360 and the game controller along with “Kinect Adventures”, it goes for $299.

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