Some analysts said that Microsoft’s Kinetic might not sell that well in the run up to Christmas, but clearly they have been proved wrong. Latest figures after Black Friday sales in America show that the sensor has sold over 2.5 million units, already.
2.5 million units sold in such a short space of time is very good news for the Redmond software giant. “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,” said Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, in the announcement.
Nik Nayar, Target merchandising vice president said “Kinect on Xbox 360 was a top performer at Target this weekend. … 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.”
KitGuru says: A nice end of the year success story for Microsoft, and clearly many people like the thought of interacting with their games.