|Kinect is world's fastest-selling consumer electronics device|
|Written by Harry Fairhead|
|Friday, 11 March 2011|
It's official, Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360, which has sold over 10 million, has achieved the Guinness World Record as the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device.
The Kinect device sold at an average rate of 133,333 units per day in its first 60 days on sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011, selling a total of 8 million units in that period. These sales figures outstrip both the iPhone and the iPad for the equivalent periods after launch.
Microsoft attracts a lot of negativity - late into the smartphone market, not yet offering a tablet device to rival iPad and Honeycomb tablets - so this phenomenal success is good news.
It is also good news for games developers offering an attractive platform and a growing user base not just for the Kinect device but also for the Xbox 360 with which is tends to be bundled. Of course at the moment a minority sport is Kinect on the PC but you can expect this to grow after Microsoft finally releases an official SDK later this year.
Kinect - the technology (coming soon)
|Last Updated ( Friday, 11 March 2011 )|