Anyone that doubted the prowess or popularity of the Xbox Kinect will be in for a shock today as the latest figures suggest Microsoft have sold an average 100,000 units per day over the past ten days in the UK and US alone – that’s 1 million Kinect units sold already.
An official statement was posted on Microsoft’s website which explained the companies target sales for the end of 2010. “We are appreciative of the response we have seen from consumers that has culminated in sales of more than 1 million units in the first 10 days on the market for Kinect for Xbox 360,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.
He continued “This is a great start to the holiday season, and we will continue to work with our retailer partners to keep pace with high demand and deliver against our plan to sell more than 5 million Kinect sensors worldwide by the end of this year.”
Microsoft recently announced a variety of Kinect enabled games including the new Star Wars title due to be released in 2011. The addition of these larger games should help strengthen the appeal of the kinect to more seasoned gamers.
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