Kinect officially the fastest selling gadget ever
Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox 360 just keeps going from strength to strength.
Last year we judged it our favourite gadget of 2010 in our big Christmas countdown, but if anything the Kinect has become even more popular in 2011.
Microsoft has announced its motion-sensing add-on has now sold more than 10 million units altogether – not bad for a gadget that only launched at the start of November! On top of that, upwards of 10 million standalone Kinect games have been shifted worldwide too.
And if that all sounds impressive, it certainly should, for the Kinect has just grabbed itself a Guinness World Record as the “Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device” of all time, specifically for the eight million units sold in the 60-day period until January 3.
“The sales figures here speak for themselves,” commented Guinness gaming editor Gaz Deaves. “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.”