Tuesday 28 March 2017

Kinect sells faster than iPhone and iPad

Nick Cowen

The Kinect sensor has been confirmed as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history by Guiness World Records. Photo: Getty Images
The Kinect sensor has been confirmed as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history by Guiness World Records. Photo: Getty Images

Kinect sensor is the fastest selling consumer electronics device, says Guinness World Records.

Kinect, Microsoft's hands-free interface for the Xbox 360 console, has been confirmed as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history by Guiness World Records.

The global-authority on record breaking reports that the Kinect sensor sold an average of 133,333 units per day in its first 60 days on sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011.

These sales figures are significantly larger than those for both the iPhone and iPad in the same time-frame after launch.

The Editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, Gaz Deaves, 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.”

The Kinect sensor was released last November and has since sold over 8 million units - more than twice Microsoft's projected figures.

The strong sales allowed Microsoft to deliver profits which were ahead of Wall Street's expectations in January.

The device uses a camera, connected to an Xbox 360 games console, to track the movement of players.

The hands-free controller was developed to allow Microsoft to capture a larger share of the massive casual gaming market created by Nintendo's Wii console.

Telegraph.co.uk

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