XMNR: Kinect for the Xbox 360 may have only just been released at the beginning of November but it is already the best selling accessory for 2010 according to NPD.
Kinect already best-selling accessory only in north America... EDIT: title fixed, thanks too bad in Japan/Asia/Europe/Middleeast its not selling... and people who are rating my comment, leave your fanboysim in the toilet.
If the news comes from the NPD...which is stated in the first sentence...then obviously it is for North America.
I understand, the title is misleading it should be: "Kinect best-selling accessory for 2010 in North America" was that hard?
There, fixed the title for those that can't read past the headline...
@ Sackdude: I want to see the EU numbers. Are you guys using VGchartZ? I know Japan is a no go because of space constraints, but EU had started out quite well for Kinect and I see no reason why it wouldn't do well there.
I haven't seen any numbers lately but I remember reading a report mid-way through November that Kinect caused 360 sales in Europe to double. If that's the case, then it should be selling just fine there. Japan will always be a problem for anything Xbox related so nothing new there.
Japan can keep hanging on to what little relevance it still has. Kudos to Japanese publishers and developers for realizing the Japanese game industry is shrinking into irrelevance and make efforts to Westernize and modernize game development. Maybe the gamers will follow and play something besides Pokemon, Monster Hunter and rape games.
what wrong w rape games, stan lee??
Really? It's done 1 million in those markets combined.. hardly "not selling"
Can someone define 'accessory'? Then I might be able to actually assess the validity and level of substance in regards to this supposed fact. If the Wii Fit board counts as an accessory, it's sold way more than Kinect this year. Edit: At those who disagree, Wii Fit is the second best selling Wii game right behind Wii Play and includes the Wii Fit board with it. It has sold more copies since release than the 360 has sold consoles at a steady rate. Based on sales, Kinect will have to sell at least 5m this year to be considered the best selling accessory in order to beat the expected sales of the Wii Fit board in its third year.
your actually right im not sure why you got disagrees
Looked it up last night, Wii Fit sales for this year are about 6.5m. Microsoft would need to sell more than that before the end of the year to claim the title of best selling console-based accessory in 2010. Don't see that happening.
With money and US media, it's easy to have all you want from US citizen, even doing war for oil.
What? what are you talking about? Take your hate speech elsewhere, you ignorant bigot. The only thing you know about the United States is what you are fed by the American hate filled foreign media.
GTFO. What country are you from?... you're next.
"and people who are rating my comment, leave your fanboysim in the toilet." I love the irony and the hypocrisy.
It's not the best selling it's the accessory that had the highest revenue. Because other accessories don't retail for $150.
who buys that crap seriously...
@sackdude can you provide evidence that Kinect isnt selling in other regions as you say in your posting, or are you just hoping thay it hasnt sold in those regions to stroke some ulterior motive that helps you sleep at night. Yes Kinect hasnt shifted a lot in Japan, but thats due to the small presence the 360 has there and the reluctance of the Japanese gamers to purchase the machine, but for the other territories i would love to see where you are getting your FACTS from.
I think those who wanted to see Kinect fail are butt hurt. Good job MS for being visionaries and steeping outside the box with new technology.
Exactly, I haven't tried it myself but a lot of my friends say it works and its really cool. Now Kinect needs some good games cause all it has is Dance Central
even my buddy whos usual activities of choice are gambling, clubbing and basketball was telling me how fun kinect was and that he would own me on it...it was the oddest thing for me to hear coming from him knowing he wasnt the least bit a gamer
actually it is quite fun. We have a lot of friends that came over for thanksgiving, and everyone were having a blast with kinect sport and the girls were just in love w/ dance central. A couple of girls were serious about dancing, and stay back way late to try out all the move in dance central. It is pretty fun and that what matter right? I mean seriously, if you have lots of friend over, what would you prefer, watching you playing some serious game, or everyone just get into the action and compete on some friendly games?
LOL. It's not a ms product, just bought (iasrelian company) qand it's just a camera, like eye toy is (you have a kinect game on psn this week, same recognition, same actions)
If MS own it, then its a MS product. pretty simple to see that. Most products, ideas are based on others. thats how the world works mostly. If MS purchased a company for the tech / IP they have, then MS then own that company, tech / IP. silly people on here, just try to engage your brain before you start putting down words.
There is definitely a "fix" needed here but it isn't with any title.
Ok, after reading the article I notice that the guy that wrote it does not have the exact numbers of the PS Move's salles and then he is guessing that Kinect outsold it.
It's NPD analyst Anita Frazier stating that Kinect has outsold Move. Not "the guy that wrote it."
I could care less who sells more accessories right now. All that matters is who comes out the winner at the end and that my friends will be the PS3 and PS Move. I love me my Xbox, but I can see how close SONY is and we aRE slowly gonna get covered in dust. Trust me when I say this, Microsoft might have to release their Next Gen console just to stay ahead of SONY's PS3.
What about the PS Move makes you believe it will come out on top in the end? Both of these are fairly new and there are no real signs yet of which will be better.
PS Move may not have a good a start as Kinect but I believe once next year reaches and people get their hands on Killzone 3...That's gonna be the turning point for SONY. Most ppl at the moment think ps move is a wii rip off, but when they see it in action with games like KZ3 and Socom, Dead Space, etc...they are gonna change their minds.
huh? The best looking game on 360 and the best looking game on ps3 does not look like ps1 vs ps2. its about 5 to 7% better. Not a night or day diff. And its also just a couple exclusive games as the multiplats always look better on 360. It comes down to games you like. If you like heavy action shooters, 360 is the choice. KZ's controls just don't appeal to very many people, hope they fix it for KZ3. And seeing as this gen shooters are the dominating genre, i don't see the 360 getting "covered in dust". If you like artsy games like heavy rain, ico and last guardian, the PS3 is for you. To copy a list of PS3 exclusives Killzone 3 Uncharted 3 Infamous 2 Sorcery Final Fantasy Versus XIII Agent The Agency Until Dawn Resistance 3 MLB 2011 The Show Little Big Planet 2 Socom 4 Motorstorm Apocalypse The Last Guardian Twisted Metal White Knight Chronicles 2 Yakuza 4 Disgaea 4 Ar tonelico Qoga knell of ar ciel Hyperdimension Neptunia Journey Heroes on the move Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Record of Argarest War Zero Team ICO Collection: DC Universe Online Final Fantasy XIV Online Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Remake in HD Final Fantasy Remake Collection in HD Metal Gear Solid Collection in HD Of those games, how many will 1. Appeal to the mass US audience 2. Sell more than 5 mill I see uncharted 3, FFVs13 and that's it really. team ICO collection, last guardian, Yakuza 4, etc. Quite niche games that are not really gonna push consoles. KZ has a chance if it just becomes less stubborn and let the controls be normalized. So it looks like both consoles will remain in pretty close competition for quite a while to come. It took the 5 years for the PS3 to bring the gap from 6 million to 3 million. And with the US numbers going how they have been recently, the gap will continue to come down at such a rate that in the next five years they will be even.
5% to 7% better.... is that qualitative or quantitative??
Sales war again ....beam me up scotty I see no signs of life here.
The morale of the story is: Americans will jump all over any crap with M$ printed on the box.
Yeah, like the Microsoft Kin. that sold by the BUCKET LOAD
Right.. So I guess that's why MS's Kin phone was on the market a whole month before it was pulled for poor sales. What is with the ignorant bigots in this thread taking the pizz on America and Americans? Real classy UK. Which is funny because it's the second largest gaming market and second largest market for Xbox. Must be the name on the box.. har har
" What is with the ignorant bigots in this thread taking the pizz on America and Americans? " Because a good portion of the population is ignorant. Hell I'm American, and I can truthfully say that. Still doesn't excuse from what he said being childish though.
UKGeezer... In regard to MS, neutral might best describe the prevailing attitude that we have towards MS at the moment. Try to stay away from broad sweeping generalizations..... Cheers mate!
kinect is a perfect device to expand the console base to casual market, my family loves the device and has a good future with the right games. I think Dance Central for kinect is what Halo was for the Xbox... If Harmonix created Kinect device for Dance Central they would of had a very successful product as rock band is now.
what the united states doesn't = the world?!?!? *head twitch* *head shake* *head explode* BOOM!!
guess that didn't compute, huh? (just to augment your sarcasm)
I'm travelling to the states for family reasons next week and my cousin next door to me just asked if I'm going to get Kinect (she even said the name right), because she wants to play Dance Central, badly, but (like me) has no money to get one and (unlike me) doesn't even have a 360 in the first place. First my mom, then my younger sister, now my cousin, all girls. Oh poo...
America is world remember?
Well based on my work place, I know of 3 people that bought Kinect and are now bored with it. One dude made the excuse that he wanted to exercise more ===> Yeaaah we all knew that wasn't going to last long. Another thought it'd be fun for his 3 year old but his son doesn't care for it and rather do something else. So dad is back to playing Halo full time on it. The third person bought it for the dance game for a party she was hosting and hasn't used it since.
true, kinect is really fun when you have a lot of people involves like for a party. Playing alone isn't fun, well playing alone just isn't quite as fun regardless of the type of game (hence, multiplayer, co-op games, online games become more like mandatory to have now in games). It just more fun playing with other people (online or at home with buddy). The cool part is playing kinect online with other players, It is pretty cool. Really fun times.
That I'd like to sell to the sheep, lol. j/k I won a Kinect bundle, haven't opened it yet though... not sure if I'll ebay it or not. On the fence - Kinect doesn't interest me too much, but then again I got it for free so... hmm decisions, decisions
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