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MSFT Confirms 2.5 million Kinects Sold in 25 Days

A lot of people were pretty skeptical about Kinect. Whether it was the device itself, Microsoft's claims that it would shift 5 million units before the end of year, or the fact that Redmond was urging people to buy it now if they wanted one at all, there was a lot of doubt surrounding the success of Kinect. Still, Microsoft has every right to gloat about the success of Kinect, as the company yesterday boasted about a new milestone in shipments.

According to Microsoft, Black Friday demand boosted sales and, with 2.5 million units sold in the first 25 days of availability, the company fully expects to meet its 5 million unit target before the end of 2010. In fact, the company is scrambling to speed up production so it can restock shelves as quickly as possible.

"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 is now available from 60,000 retailers across 38 countries.

Source: Microsoft

  • gmarsack
    Amazing sales. Someone's getting a bonus.
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  • plznote
    Told ya so! :lol:
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  • alyoshka
    Stop the war and start gaming...... at this rate every gun in the US can be replaced in a few years.... :)
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  • badaxe2
    It should be selling with a $500 million marketing campaign behind it.
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  • Parsian
    badaxe2It should be selling with a $500 million marketing campaign behind it.
    They came to my University (Simon Fraser University in BC) to show it and served free pizza and pop. I thought it was going to be a tech demonstration since it was taking place in the Engineering, but as soon as i stepped in, I found myself in a advert talk so I stepped out.

    More interested in the tech and less in the advert
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  • adamboy64
    I wonder how many of those have been happy with their purchase..
    I mean, I know Microsoft couldn’t care less whether they are or not once they have their cash.

    But it’s still interesting..
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  • JMcEntegart
    ParsianI thought it was going to be a tech demonstration since it was taking place in the Engineering, but as soon as i stepped in, I found myself in a advert talk so I stepped out.
    You got pizza though, right?
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  • THEfog101
    ParsianThey came to my University (Simon Fraser University in BC) to show it and served free pizza and pop. I thought it was going to be a tech demonstration since it was taking place in the Engineering, but as soon as i stepped in, I found myself in a advert talk so I stepped out.More interested in the tech and less in the advert
    You still received free pizza and pop, what are you complaining about? over here in aus you will get a lecture and some pamphlets and thats about the extent of it lol
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  • belardo
    In Japan, MS was paying people to stand in line to buy the Kinect add-ons/etc. Other stores without the media & paid customers... were business as usual.

    I've not seen anyone, anywhere crap their pants on Kinect... anyone here?
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  • rantoc
    Now where is that dx11 capable console instead of the 2 gen old one (compared to PC) ?
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