Kinect Crowned Fastest-Selling Consumer Device by Guinness

While Windows Phone 7 devices may not be flying off the shelf, the company has had monumental success with its other big-name consumer product released during the same time period -- the Microsoft Kinect.

Guinness Book of Records confirmed yesterday that the Xbox 360 addon that allows for motion and voice control sold over 8 million units in its first 60 days on the shelf, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in the world-record tracking company's history.

"The sales figures here speak for themselves," said Gaz Deaves, editor of Gunness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition.  "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 record number of units sold (an average of 133,333 devices per day since its release in November 2010) strips both the iPhone and the iPad from the top spot for this category.

While the Kinect's usage has been primarily focused on gaming and entertainment, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer used the device to demonstrate how businesses will be able to process information and communicate in a virtual setting without physically interacting with a computer in a keynote speech yesterday at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. He also commented that the same technology found in the Kinect device will soon be coming to personal computers and mobile devices.



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Reader Comments:

Sun, Mar 20, 2011 Paris

Kinect is the best...try it now!..I had it and nothings gonna compare it so far..

Wed, Mar 16, 2011 Alfonso Guatemala

Do they keep more sales in a day, a week, a month or a year. 60 days is not like a milestone, at least not more than a month, a quarter or a year

Fri, Mar 11, 2011

Microsoft had Sales Reps in store chains all over the US like Walmart, Best Buy, Frys Electronics and ToyRUs. Kinect was also sold out on one the shopping channels. They also had a partnership with Burger King. :)

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 phys-x

No it's not the tiltle, it's just low iq fans who can't accept that something other than an apple device was a hit.

Thu, Mar 10, 2011

Bay Area Moron

Thu, Mar 10, 2011

perhaps the reason some people are complaining is because of the misleading headline.

Thu, Mar 10, 2011

Try reading the article again.

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 James Virginia

Really, can you please read the article again. It sold the most units in the first 60 days of launch. Its not talking about years after a launch. So relax. And do you want to provide proof about the guiness being paid off, or are you just going to be a hipocrit and spam useless knowledge out there?

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 Editor

The record is for the most-sold devices in the first 60 days... not for the entire selling period. Kinect has only been out for about four months. -Chris Paoli

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 Bay AREA CA Male

For the record, the iPhone just sold its 100 millionth phone! AND the iPad sold 15 million units in 8-9 months of existance with 7 million sold in 3 months! So MY A$$ kinect hold the record!

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 Bay Area CA Male

This is such BS!!! Are you telling me that Kinect has sold more than 100 milion devices? Has the kinect sold more than 15 million units in 8 months? I doubt it... This is more geek loving geek rhetoric. Dirty weasly MS most likely paid for that top spot as has been done with Guiness in the past!!

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