It seems like every few weeks Microsoft thumps its chest over how many Kinect motion control cameras it's sold, and now we're being told that number is 10 million. If there was any remaining doubt that Kinect sales have been an "overwhelming success," as Microsoft put it, the rapid rise to double digit sales earned kudos from the Guinness World Records as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device. So much for the naysayers.
"The sales figures here speak for themselves," said Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor for Guinness World Records. "According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector."
In the first 60 days, Microsoft moved 8 million Kinect devices, or 133,333 units per day. Chalk it up to great timing on Microsoft's part, as the record confirmation comes just days after the latest release of the Guinness World Records 2011: Gamer's Edition, which now has a section dedicated entirely to the Kinect.