Kinect Sales Total 2.5 Million


Man, do I hate being right all the time. It seems Microsoft’s relentless media blitz paid off in huge dividends with an excitement from the mainstream not seen since the days of the Wii’s release. The Big M’s (Yeah, I said it) entry into motion-gaming, Kinect, has now surpassed over 2.5 million units sold since its release on November 4th.

I’m not surprised as Microsoft had previously stated they were treating Kinect like a console launch and they certainly put their money where their mouth was. Regardless, the reaction from people who I didn’t know were aware of video games was staggering and it seems that we’ve entered a new paradigm in gaming. Whether or not it will sustain itself remains to be seen. Did any of you buy a Kinect? What do you think of Microsoft’s rousing success?

Source: 1UP

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3 thoughts on “Kinect Sales Total 2.5 Million”

  1. To be honest, that’s a wicked big surprise to me that they did so well. But, regardless, I don’t think I’ll be getting one until certain aspects come about.

  2. The thing is, Playstation Move has moved (get it?) about 4.1 million units in about 2 months. Not nearly the same pace as the Kinect, but nothing to sneeze at, either. I knew that these motion platforms would sell a lot of units, but I just never expected them to be legit contenders for the Wii. Granted, the Wii will still far outpace these things, but I thought people would see these as copies and wouldn’t be interested.

  3. @ Eddy, I didn’t know that Move was that successful. I’ve seen next to no advertisements of Move over here so to hear that it’s doing well surprises me. Also, those Kinect sales are damn impressive. I’m still not entirely sold on it myself, but I want to try it out sometime.

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