Microsoft has now sold 2.5 million units of the Xbox Kinect in less than a month. With sales staying consistent, is it safe to say that the Kinect is a big hit for Microsoft’s gaming division?
Wow, same sales as Move so 2 smash hits in motion gaming huh? r.
technically its only really 25 days old in NA (well 26 when i post this), 20 days old in EU and 10 days old in japan (12 in other parts of asia)...but yea, id say motion gaming from both sides are doing fairly well
Not really MS is sold to costumers while Move is shipped. Plus 1 person can have 4 Move controllers. So Kinect have effectively outsold Move.
Zer0 is correct. 1 Kinect per house hold on average. 2 Move per customer average. Kinect sale are more significant.
SPIN SPIN SPIN!!! you guys really have to justify your purchase by making others feel like their sales aren't sufficient? Grow up
500m spent on marketing, I'd say.... No!
Besides, anything can be a smash hit with the right advertising;)
it could be depending on how they create demand. Creating games that CANT be played any other way. If that were to happen, it could potentially be the first "add-on" to equal the user base. Not even sega cd could do that.
@D4RkNIKON - bang on the money mate and Zir0 all MS numbers are shipped always have been and always will be the fact you don't know this just shows how you don't actually read articles in the 360 section and just hang about in the ps3 section to slate ps3 gamers.
What about all the Kinect Hardware that Burger King got and gave away every 15 min for a couple of weeks? I don't think that Microsoft gave away them for free and I know they are counting all these.
Well, it's out there and it's selling, despite how it sold; so congrats Microsoft for your success, Sony for your success and Sixaxis, which made motion gaming with a controller fun for me, plus the Wii for showing everyone how it's done.
I think I'm dizzy now, too much spinning. I loved how the xbox fanboy just crumbled away when they heard about Move's sales. Lol I'm really enjoying this.
Try getting out more. Seriously, there's a whole world of things better than which add-on sold more for a video game console. Or, now this is a long shot, but you could try actually using Move or Kinect... That might be fun too. Nah, lets get back to checking your fantasy console league stats!
If that's fun for him, eh, let him have his fun; at least his version of fun is not stealing, or adultery, or hurting people physically.
I'm pretty sure lots of people are smashing and hitting it. :) @disagree: Oh relax it was a joke lol.
i wouldnt call it a smash hit
Hell, your can sell steaming dogsh!t with an $500 million advertising budget, which ironically something Kinect has in common.
sure. 100k sold to consumers per day is outstanding.
how do they know already,sold to retail,whoesalers etc,i mean npd,chart track take nearly the second month to find out what was sold in the first month at the retail tills.so how would they have that information before the likes of npd have that themselves.remember npd is just one of many that report on sales.its shipped like all of these companys end of.
It seems it is but I'm still waiting for that killer app.
Wii is a smash hit. This could still be a flash in the pan. One month does not equate smash hit. Give it time. It could get much better or worse for that matter.
That will be interesting. We will not know till Jan. Though because Wii sold on word of mouth and people liking what they tried.
I was sceptical, but now I'm thinking maybe I'll pick up Kinect, just for laughs.
No I don't think so.And why dos everyone keep saying that because one person buys 4 Move controller that it isn't significant? So the fact that I think Move is so good that i want to buy 4 Move controllers how does that make it worse that someone who buys one Kinect? Isn't it still a sale? So if Someone buys 2 HDTVs or 2 Ipads it doesn't matter either because one person brought ithem?are you people insane? Seriously, where do you get this type of logic?
I'd like to SMASH it alright!!! 8P
You might want to wait to see how many are returned after the holidays.
Looks like they will hit the 5 mil mark by the end of the year.
I dunno about that 2.5mill in the launch month will never be matched in a non launch month purely because on launch day you always get 10X your normal sales as I mean its the first time its available people like to get stuff early who really want it.I would say 2.5 million really wanted it lets see how many do after November right? I still think it will sell through the roof and easily shift another million or so in December but 2.5million? That's a hard stretch
So basically it's going from an average of 100,000 per day in November down to maybe 35,000 per day in December? Does that sound likely at all to you?
the hate from the PS3 side is strooong today.. smh. I hope you all that ride so hard for one side or the other at least has some stock vested in your company of choice.
The one and only true innovation to this gaming generation was the Wii. M$ and Sony just followed them. I have a Kinect and it's fun but it is a copy of what Sony did with improvements. The Move is Wii HD and thats all there is to it.
With both Move and Kinect I think its safe to say enough people have bought into them that we will see some great software support. 2.5Million users of a very specific device will ensure that owners will stay vigilant for new game experiences. I suspect Kinect will have a pretty good attach rate for 2011 software titles.
Yeah I am just glad Sony are still making AAA core titles though as it seems MS have abandoned that idea and only care about Casual games now. All there 1st party studios (that actually make games nowadays) are all making Kinect games and stopped with exclusive core titles. It's great if you can afford it and love your casual titles I guess but I always think casual should be cheap.. Thats why 99% of the casual games on the web are free and the most successful casual games of all time sell for $115 and under (bejeweled, PvZ etc..)
Ive used this analogy once and ill use it again. 360 fans being happy Kinect is selling so well would be equal to Metallica fans being happy a Metallica album sold millions by going boy band.. umm Congratulations?!? i guess whatever makes you guys happy.
Bad analogy. 360 is not going Kinect only. And if Metallica were to keep doing the music they've been doing while at the same time releasing a few pop music singles, why would you even care? You don't have to buy them.
In my opinion this is heavily frontloaded. Why? Because Amazon tells me every Wii game in the Top Twenty 6 months ago is still in the Top Twenty now.
A smash hit in games or sales?
Until it has a game worth playing no... Although the dancing game is pretty good for what it is. Once they get a hardcore game on it let me know, and I will try it again.
This generation is unfortunately marred by the celebration of sales and not the games.
It's a bit early to consider this anything other than a successful marketing push. Oprah and Cirque were enough to get exposure, but ongoing sales will be based more on people checking it out & deciding to buy. And by "people" I mean other than the cheerleaders who are willing to ignore the fact that it doesn't work very well. Sorry guys, it just doesn't.
Smash hit for sure. I know I'm happy with mine, I knew after E3 that I'd want one, so I pre ordered it and haven't looked back since. With 2.5 million sold, we all know that means 2.5 million unique Kinects sold, Move is a bit trickier IMHO, because they count each wand, nunchuk and PS Eye as a "Move" sale.I'd be more interested in hearing Moves "bundle" sales. All in all though, not bad for Microsoft and their "Next 32X add on" eh fellows? Bet those fanboys are hating these stories...lol
i bet you 360 fanboys are hating on the 4.1million moves sold.and thats without a (i'm going to write this huge number out lol)$500,000,000 in adverts.
no.. they really don't care about all the moves that have been sold to retailers and not customers. With 2.5m tracked through to the customers then everyone can be fairly sure that kinect will be supported as a new natural interface which will support gaming. Move? Nice iteration on the wiimote but will be an aside in history.
like the wii. everybody and their grandmas own it....for wii sports, and thats it. it will have its boom, but will it keep up the boom? so far, i have only seen knock-offs of wii sports, and crap i don't want to play. only Sonic Free Riders looks any good and i heard that game is average. heck, if anything, more people will buy it just to mod it to play super mario bros on it.
I personaly could give two shits how well it sells. Its still garbage for my needs.
to early to tell wait until the holiday is over
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