Kinect sells 2.5 million units in 25 days, twice as fast as the iPad

By Emil · 23 replies
Nov 29, 2010
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  1. Microsoft has announced that it has sold 2.5 million units of its Kinect motion controller in the last 25 days. The Xbox 360 accessory is now available at more than 60,000 retailers in 38 countries.

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  2. Osiris391

    Osiris391 TS Rookie

    i cant believe this many people bought this.
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I wonder how many ps3 things sold
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    A friend of mine bought this and it's a lot of fun. He brought it to a party last Friday. Everybody had a blast playing it. The $150 isn't much of a setback either when you consider the ridiculous number of bonus attachments you need for the Wii.
  5. umm comparing it to the iPad in sales isn't very fair at all. u do realize that the iPad is like 3 times more expensive than the kinect right?? it has been selling very well for its price. the kinect is just an overpriced camera that will get old/replaced pretty quick.
  6. "The Xbox 360 is already selling better than the Wii"
    haha dream on microsoft, your not even in the same ballpark
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    I think you need to google the actual statistics ;)

    They're not that fair away at all.
  8. U know they mean that the xbox360 sales per day/week is higher than the Wii, not how many they sold overall Wii still holds that, but it does mean xbox is catching up
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Thats very surprising...
  10. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

  11. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    You are very true, just did a check. Totals

    Indeed Microsoft does have some way to go. I cannot believe the Wii has sold soo much!
    its rubbish whenever I've used one?

  12. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    I'm still convinced these things will be collecting dust by next summer. Once that whole jumping up and down, waving the arms novelty wears off......
  13. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    You mean the PSmove, I´ve never seen any headline talkingabout it, indee never heard of it after the release date, SONY does not make any hype about anythig, same happen to the EYEtoy thing.
  14. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    And how does this matter at all in regards to the rate in which initial adoption is occurring? You could try to argue novelty, but that is true for every peripheral that seems to come out (and the Wii system in general), so it's not a very good argument.
  15. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    darn i actually am interested in the kinect. i've been a PC guy for many years, but this console attachment got me.
  16. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    The iPad is just an overpriced iPod Touch that will get old/replaced pretty quickly.
  17. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    That's because his statement is not addressing the initial adoption of the peripheral....

    Is it is clear from these figures that people do want the shiniest, "coolest," and latest technology, regardless of its numerous cons. Kinect is the perfect example. The peripheral's initial sales will most likely not increase because, as I said, many of the Kinect's cons (such as lack of precision, lack of game genres, repetitiveness, etc.) will greatly and progressively decrease the sale and overall interest of consumer in the long run, giving other peripherals such as the Move, the advantage.
  18. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    The iPad is just an overpriced iPod Touch that will get old/replaced pretty quickly.
  19. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    More important, will it blend?
  20. Another crapolla article from Microsoft botzine TECHSPOT. Comparing a 149$ game controller to a $700 tablet computer. What a bunch of nonsense. Sheesh. That slowly dying dinosaur Microsoft must really be desperate for attention.
  21. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    No, that would be Microsoft doing the comparison, not Techspot (they are simply repeating or rephrasing what they are saying). And between Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 kinect is more of a side project and most of their attention is actually being generated by the respective operating systems. Go back to sucking the teet of Linus or Jobs. :)

    Also, I was pretty sure that the iPad was an oversized iPod Touch, I must have missed the memo when everyone considered it as a tablet computer. ;)
  22. How is the Kinect in any way possible, related to the iPad for comparrison?????? Why not compare it to the Sony's MOVE...I mean really.
  23. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    ^This, to be honest.
  24. The wii stinks you need to buy multiple attachments and/or controllers to play 1 stupid game thats 60 dollars kinect when it came out wasnt over priced at all! it was a snag if u bought it early wii ont the other hand costed almost double that AND the technology for kinect is ridiculous theyve made about 15 games in 1 month...ANYONE READING THIS BUY KINECT!!!!!

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