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Kinect sells more than 10 million units, scores Guinness World Records nod


Microsoft has made it into the Guinness World Records with its Kinect for Xbox 360, officially the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device.

The hands-free gaming device sold faster than the various iterations of the iPhone and iPad, as consumers snapped up an average of 133,333 units daily.

That’s a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale, speedier than any competitor in the same period.

Kinect showed up on shelves on Nov. 4 and has since then blazed past 10 million sales worldwide. And that’s without any sex games.


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Photo: A man plays a Kinect for XBox 360 boxing game at the Microsoft booth during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. Credit: Steve Marcus / Reuters

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