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Kinect already best-selling accessory for 2010 for North America

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.

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Sackdude2845d ago (Edited 2844d ago )

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.

Queasy2845d ago

If the news comes from the NPD...which is stated in the first sentence...then obviously it is for North America.

Sackdude2844d ago

I understand, the title is misleading

it should be:

"Kinect best-selling accessory for 2010 in North America"

was that hard?

Queasy2844d ago

There, fixed the title for those that can't read past the headline...

Bigpappy2844d ago (Edited 2844d ago )

@ 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.

Queasy2844d ago

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.

StanLee2844d ago (Edited 2844d ago )

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.

Lord_Doggington2844d ago

what wrong w rape games, stan lee??

Seece2844d ago

Really? It's done 1 million in those markets combined.. hardly "not selling"

Christopher2844d ago (Edited 2844d ago )

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.

Simon_Brezhnev2844d ago

your actually right im not sure why you got disagrees

Christopher2844d ago

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.

Koolno2844d ago

With money and US media, it's easy to have all you want from US citizen, even doing war for oil.

State of Matter2844d ago

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.

TheNocturnus2844d ago (Edited 2844d ago )

GTFO. What country are you from?... you're next.

Doletskaya2844d ago

"and people who are rating my comment, leave your fanboysim in the toilet."

I love the irony and the hypocrisy.

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DeepInterludium2844d ago

It's not the best selling it's the accessory that had the highest revenue.

Because other accessories don't retail for $150.

King-Leonidas2844d ago

who buys that crap seriously...

falviousuk2844d ago

@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.

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FrigidDARKNESS2844d ago

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.

GiantJedi2844d ago

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

SixZeroFour2844d ago

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

baodeus2844d ago

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?

Koolno2844d ago

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)

falviousuk2844d ago

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.

Shield2844d ago

There is definitely a "fix" needed here but it isn't with any title.

Allowen2844d ago

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.

Queasy2844d ago

It's NPD analyst Anita Frazier stating that Kinect has outsold Move. Not "the guy that wrote it."

Hozi892844d ago

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.

ceedubya92844d ago

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.

Hozi892844d ago

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.

sleepy32844d ago (Edited 2844d ago )

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.

evilunklebud2844d ago

5% to 7% better.... is that qualitative or quantitative??

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