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[BBC] Microsoft Kinect 'fastest-selling device on record'

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12697975

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Microsoft has sold more than 10 million Kinect sensor systems since launch on 4 November, and - according to Guinness World Records - is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device on record.

The sales figures outstrip those of both Apple's iPhone and iPad when launched, Guinness said.
I'm actually shocked at how impressive the Kinect has been selling. Would consider purchasing one myself just for the fun.
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I'm glad its working well for them. Maybe now they can make a better console that still works with Kinect. I am not buying one though. Its a crappy gimmick IMO.
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Still cant believe THIS sold well.
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It's fun to play with friends.


Well good for them. That's a lot!
     
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Im on my fourth xbox 360 now, Due to red ring of death etc. Hearing good things about the new slim version so when this one packs up ill buy one of those.
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I had no idea the kinect was even popular at all, let alone apparently busting sales records. The quote is mis-leading though, implying that the kinect sold more units in 5 months than iphone 4's--which is not the case, and it's specified that the kinect sold more units in a 60 day period than iphones or ipads. Which is still surprising and impressive!

I don't think I know anyone that even owns a kinect--looking forward to trying it sometime.
    
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I bet quite a number of them sales are for the PC, Possibility's are (almost) endless
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I have one.

It is a lot of fun. Especially if you don't tell your friends that is saves the videos it takes of them while their playing, and then upload them to facebook
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Original 360 RROD'd, so I picked up a Slim with Kinect. Definitely fun for my non-gamer family and friends, but the lack of hardcore titles shouldn't make anyone too excited yet. It definitely has tons of promise, though.

Beware the space it needs. You need like an 8-10 ft deep, 6-8ft wide rectangle of free space to use.
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10ft by 8ft thats like my entire apartment.
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