8 Million sold in just 60 days.
The Guinness World Record book began as a way for patrons to settle idle bar disputes over inconsequential facts. It is fitting, then, to see it awarded to a product that becomes roughly 400% more enjoyable with the addition of alcohol. I'm not the only person who thinks drunk full-body gaming is fun: Microsoft has sold 10 million Kinects.
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Every year, numerous products launch with the claim of being "revolutionary". Most of them couldn't spark a food fight, but the Kinect is different. And it isn't just about controller-free gaming. Ever since the remote control freed us from the tyranny of the dial, we've been searching for a way to replace it with something that won't get lodged under the couch.
The Kinect allows already lazy people to be even lazier. Is it any wonder it just won a Guinness World Record as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history. Yes, this means that Microsoft's peripheral beat both the iPad and iPhone.
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8 million Kinect's sold in the first 60 days after release, an average of 133,333 units moved per day. With demand like this, we can't be that far off from a game that actually takes advantage of the Kinect's unique capabilities, instead of just rehashing old Wii titles. Christmas 2011 sounds about right.