Kinect Surpasses 10 Million Sales, Tops iPhone & iPad, Sets Guinness World Record For Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device

It’s all official, Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect is the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever.


According to the people at the Guinness World Records, Microsoft’s Kinect sold on average 133,333 units per day over a 60 day period. That totals a mind-boggling 8 million units in two months.

Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, said:

The sales figures here speak for themselves. We can confirm that no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.

These numbers mean MS shifted more Kinects than Apple sold iPads or iPhones during their first 60 days of being on sale.

Labeled as a fad by many, Kinect took the world by storm with its futuristic approach to gaming, though a lack of titles since launch has left existing Kinect owners with shiny new kit but few games to use it with. It’s early days though, and few can argue with the hardware’s promise.

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