Microsoft chalks up 10 million Kinect sales

The game Kinect Adventures for Xbox 360. Photo / Supplied
The game Kinect Adventures for Xbox 360. Photo / Supplied

WASHINGTON - Microsoft said 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.

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.

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.

- AFP

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