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Sales of Microsoft’s Kinect top 10 million

/ 05:37 PM March 10, 2011

WASHINGTON—Microsoft said Wednesday that sales of the gesture-sensing Kinect for the Xbox 360 videogame console had topped 10 million units, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever.

The Seattle, Washington-based US software giant also said it has sold more than 10 million standalone Kinect games worldwide.

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Microsoft sold an average of 133,333 Kinect units per day between the day of its launch on November 4 and January 3.

“No other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector,” said Guinness World Records gaming editor Gaz Deaves, cited by Microsoft.

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Kinect uses a 3D camera and motion recognition software to let people play videogames on the Xbox 360 using natural body movements and voice commands instead of hand-held controllers.

More than 50 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide.

TOPICS: Computing & Information Technology, Consumer Goods
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