Kinect: The fast-selling gadget in the world(Read article summary)
Kinect is the new title-holder for fastest-selling consumer electronics device in the world, the team at Guinness Book of World Records confirmed today.
Kinect, a motion-sensing peripheral for the Xbox 360, has been officially dubbed the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in the world. According to Microsoft, consumers purchased an average of 133,333 Kinect units a day between Nov. 4 – when the Kinect first launched – and Jan. 3 of this year. That adds up to 8 million Kinect peripherals sold in 60 days. Meanwhile, to date, 10 million Kinect units have been unloaded, Microsoft says.
"The sales figures here speak for themselves," Gaz Deaves of Guinness World Records said in a press statement released today. "According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector." As Mashable points out, it took Nintendo a full 2 years before the Wii reached the 10 million unit mark – so yes, Kinect is doing pretty well.