Just a little less than two weeks ago Microsoft announced that 1 million Kinect for Xbox 360 devices had been sold worldwide.
Here we are now just 13 days later with Cyber Monday and Black Friday in our rearview mirror and Microsoft is now reporting that an additional 1.5 million Kinect sensors have been sold worldwide for a total of 2.5 million!
Microsoft Corp. today announced that strong demand over the Black Friday weekend has propelled retail sales of Kinect for Xbox 360 to more than 2.5 million units worldwide since it launched just 25 days ago.
“We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday.”
“Kinect on Xbox 360 was a top performer at Target this weekend,” said Nik Nayar, vice president, merchandising, Target. “We expect Kinect will be a must-have gift this holiday season, so Target will continue to receive consistent shipments of Kinect throughout December. The hands-free, active gaming experience that Kinect offers is something that everyone in the family can enjoy.”
I am happy to report that I added one Kinect for Xbox 360 to that total when I purchased mine. However, it is in my wife’s closet as it is a Christmas gift! She doesn’t know it but I am buying the new Brunswick Pro Bowling game to get her up and using it as well.
I guess this little Christmas Countdown Timer might help keep track of when I get to try the Kinect out!
So have you bought one yet? What do you think of the hands free controller? Was it hard to find?