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Submitted by usefulranger 1301d ago | news

Kinect is the "fastest selling consumer electronics device in history"

Kinect, the Xbox 360 motion control device - you know, the one that could have so easily have gone the way of the pear at retail has somehow become the "fastest selling consumer electronics device in history". That’s right – the fastest of all freakin’ time. (Kinect, Xbox 360)

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Lord_Doggington  +   1301d ago
grats ms for being able to do this. quite a feat, tbh
thugbob  +   1301d ago
It is amazing when you think about it.

Kinect needs games of the quality of Gears though.
Chug   1301d ago | Trolling | show
gamingdroid  +   1301d ago
@Chug
It's called fanboyism...
WhittO  +   1301d ago
"fastest selling consumer electronics device in history".

I thought the iPad was the fastest selling?

Can't belive 8 MILLION people have bought Kinect? What are they playing?! lol.
I would bet that 80% of the people who bought Kinect haven't used it in over 2+ weeks..
kaveti6616   1300d ago | Personal attack | show
BryanBegins  +   1300d ago
@whitto:

What am I playing? Well after having fun with Kinect adventure (I really like catching the big red balls, it's really fun, especially with a friend), I usually play Kinect Sport, which is really well done (not all sport, I find bowling really dull).

And of course, I sometimes play Dance central.
ABizzel1  +   1300d ago
It's good for MS, but I can't care about Kinect as a gamer until they release games gamers want. The games they have scheduled later for this year have peaked my interest, but I need to see them at E3 before I decide. The same thing goes with Move.
Chug  +   1300d ago
Sure kaveti, my comment isn't valid because I didn't sugar coat it for you? My apologies. It's just my opinion, no need to start name calling.

And I have plenty of games to play this year being an owner of 360/PS3/Wii.

Also, I do get out plenty and do lots of other things besides gaming. I don't know what would make you think otherwise besides you just trying to think of generic reasons just to bring me down based on one comment about your precious Kinect.

And I wasn't "bitching" until some random internet entity pulled the "fanboy" card on me.
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Tinasumsum  +   1300d ago
You should let the fans of the device worry what are quality games to them. Just saying

EDIT

Disagree? Even Sony came out admitting defeat to the media saying they can't believe Kinect sold so much at such a high price. That's what Sony gets for trying to a win a battle they could never win parroting Sony fanboys as a way of countering Kinect.

Sony and fanboys wouldn't have anything to worry about if Sony came out with a new product people actually wan't instead of trying to steal the Wii concept and trolling Kinect with the help from PS3 fanboys.
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livinwitbias   1300d ago | Personal attack | show
Jaces  +   1300d ago
@Chug:

Some people just hate it when not everyone bows down to Kinect and openly admit that there are NO good games for the 360 (exclusive wise) thus far.

I'm in the same boat as you. Nice to see not everyone is blind by Kinect. What is funny is how every fanboy of PS3 and 360 bashed motion gaming and now all the sudden its the FUTURE OF GAMING as we know it, hypocrites run wild.

Anyway congrats for Kinect selling so quickly, but that doesn't mean anything to me if they keep piling the shovelware on.
kaveti6616  +   1300d ago
Why would you enter a thread that's supposed to be about positive news for Microsoft and then complain, and then when you get called out on it you say you weren't bitching?

Really?

That's what it means to be a troll.
WhittO  +   1300d ago
@BryanBegins Good for you, and how long exactly do you think these games will last and keep your interest?

another month or 2 tops? then never played until people come over? and even then..
Inside_out  +   1300d ago
LOL @chPug...
c'mon now, you don't have one 360, let alone 2...lol...why so angry??? One minute it's M$ sucks and then the next it's it doesn't matter because you have all the consoles...O_o

" It's called a fad "...really...what do you call 85 million selling Wii after 5 years...a fad...lol.

2011 is a few weeks old and now the 360 is done. I guess you hate Halo reach? Fable 3 not your cup of tea? Alan wake didn't sell enough for you to like. Splinter cell conviction was on PC so it doesn't count right. Crackdown 2 was bad because people who can't play it said so...lol.

How about third party gaming...don't like those because??? WHY, there third party. All the third party games released in 2010 look, sell and play better on 360. RDR is 640p on PS3 and 720p on 360 but that doesn't matter but I bet if it were the opposite it would be the inferior 360 vault RIGHT? The 360 controller alone would be enough but add xbl and the 360 OS and it's a done deal...you would know that IF you actually gamed on the system. Look at the list of multi-plats releasing this year...you have to be insane to complain about games to play.

Kinect is NOT a fad but is part of the bigger picture that is casual gaming. The wii has shown that the casuals are a force to be reckoned with. M$ is just adapting to the situation as is Sony with the Sony move.

When hundreds of thousands of gamers start playing Kinect games on XBL, then you can panic...I doubt that is about to happen and since M$ has generated well over 1.2 BILLION dollars in revenue from XBL, the hardcore will always be well fed.

Bulletstorm with the Gears multi-player beta is about to drop...no good I guess. Crysis multi-player beta just started and will be going on for a month...don't interest you huh. COD: black ops timed exclusive map pack drops next week...let me guess, you hate COD.

My guess is you hate M$ and will always hate M$. M$ is going to have a massive E3 blow out this year...watch and see.

Sony is set to have a great year...since you have a PS3, why not just sit back and enjoyed it for ONCE...lol.
Chug   1300d ago | Offensive
Foliage  +   1299d ago
@ Tinasumsum

You do know what the EyeToy was, right?

Your rant is extremely laughable, when you are defending the biggest imitation of them all.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   1300d ago
So much for all the idiots who said Kinect would be a massive fail, and not just here, media types all over the net were claiming Kinect was crap and would fail. When will morons learn to stop betting against Microsoft.

On another note, please people STOP asking for hardcore kinect games, I dont want MS wasting resources on hardcore kinect games, I want them concentrating on hardcore traditional controller games.
TBM  +   1300d ago
im glad im not one of those people id rather spend the money on games instead of shovelware. my 360 hasnt been used in a while.
UnSelf   1301d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Burning_Finger   1301d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
edwineverready  +   1301d ago
I hope they don't forget the hardcore gamers. You know the ones that made the xbox360 a succes.
Perjoss  +   1301d ago
Hardcore gamers still have the controller, kinect is not really for them. Lately I'm feeling kind of bored of all the shooting and driving, a good 'casual' game can really put a smile on your face and, you know can be a lot of fun.
Pixelated_Army  +   1301d ago
Looks like they already have for 2011 and if the Kinect trend continues then it might carry over to the next year.
Masterchef2007  +   1300d ago
Of course it makes sense to sell your product to the largest market which are the casuals. Microsoft doesnt need core gamers to make a hefty profit if they have the casuals.
Joni-Ice  +   1301d ago
@ edwineverready they did already
Spydiggity  +   1300d ago
i consider myself a "hardcore" gamer and i've barely had any interest in touching either my 360 (sept for the 4 or 5 weeks i played reach) or my ps3 for almost a year now. there's an infinite number of hours of fun to be had on PC. in fact, i've had a blast for about the last month playing demos and betas...haven't spent a dime since i got bad company 2 over xmas for 7 bucks.
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Spydiggity  +   1300d ago
double post, my apologies.
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Firstkn1ghT  +   1300d ago
Never understood the logic of "forgetting your hardcore gamer"

Did Sony forget their ps3 fanbase when creating games like MGS Peace Walker on the psp? Their is plenty of room for both the casual and the hardcore.
radphil  +   1300d ago
"Did Sony forget their ps3 fanbase when creating games like MGS Peace Walker on the psp? Their is plenty of room for both the casual and the hardcore."

How the hell does that make a relation to something like say a Mario game vs Carnival Games?

You just used a platform shift, not a game type shift. The problem is this, if a company sees people buying millions of a bag of nothing for example, they'll keep selling it, regardless of the situation, because money talks.

Unfortunately look at how the library of the Wii came out. Way too much low quality, third-party games, than Nintendo first party games.

I'm not joking, when I say people actually bought stuff like this over things like Twilight Princess, Mario Kart, etc:

Ninjabread Man

http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii...
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Incipio  +   1301d ago
I'm pretty sure bundling is the reason for this. By itself, it sure as hell is not the fastest in history.
Somnipotent  +   1301d ago
Says Microsoft...
Somnipotent  +   1300d ago
FTA:

"This was announced in a recent conference call by chief financial officer Peter Kelin..."

http://techcrunch.com/2011/...

"All in all division revenue is up 55% this quarter. Included in this number are sales of Xbox 360, the Kinect, the Zune and Windows Phone 7. Xbox Live memberships grew 30% and Xbox 360 console unit sales were up 21%, making“the world’s fastest growing game console” according to Microsoft. For those of you that have given up on Microsoft understanding consumer electronics, its increasing dominance in the gaming and device sector is a light at the end of the tunnel."

all you tools need to read before you vote with your fanboysim.
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The real killer  +   1300d ago
Good point, the most 360 fanboys are butt hurt.
The most of those Kinect are still in retail ;)

Well, if Microsoft sell to retailers, it's selling right? yes it called selling to retailers :)

Selling is selling, don't matter if cunsummer or reateiler is selling nothing more. That's Microsoft standpoint :)

If i get a disagree, really disagree? are you 360 fanboys so butt hurt? So, there is no single Kinect in retail, are outsold then?
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livinwitbias   1300d ago | Personal attack | show
UP  +   1301d ago
I am pretty sure this is not true.
Joni-Ice  +   1301d ago
I think its the iphone
Snakefist30  +   1300d ago
Found the somes info they are lying after all its say 8 million shipped not sales here read the middle of the paragraph.

http://www.networkworld.com...

Its says

'Chung Lee expressed admiration for his Xbox colleagues, noting that Kinect shipped 8 million units in its first 60 days'
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Brian5247  +   1301d ago
I call total bs.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1301d ago
Hmmmm........... BULL SHIT!
Kon  +   1301d ago
They won't win nothing by lying,so.
visualb  +   1300d ago
PR
Tilian  +   1301d ago
Nice try Microsoft PR.
Fallouts  +   1301d ago
wow....

i wonder how it will do over this new year.
Urrakia34  +   1301d ago
Still doesn't mean it's the best though.....
sleepy3  +   1300d ago
there is no universal "best"

To me the best is the NES. MILES ahead of the PS3, ps2, ps1, xbox, 360 , etc.

So what is best to you, isn't best to me. I am sure to some people kinect is the best gaming experince they ever had.

So you should try to say" doesn't mean its the best *in my opinion*. Cause believe it or not, your opinion is just that....YOURS. Just cause YOU think it isn't best doesn't mean everyone else has to as well.
Urrakia34  +   1300d ago
LOL Were you THAT offended by my comment? If so I guess I'm sorry, but it's not like I said "EVERYBODY knows kinect is not the best and sucks!" I was simply expressing my thought, sorry for the inconvenience.
Tinasumsum  +   1300d ago
Actually you're wrong it's the best Motion offering from the console makers. Kinect has pushed 6 million 360's in two months and has probably sold 11 million in the same amount of time. Kinect has the best motion tech resulting in record breaking sales. People vote with their money. People are spreading the word by word of mouth.
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Parapraxis  +   1300d ago
"Actually you're wrong it's the best Motion offering from the console makers."
Nice one...but, no.
I couldn't care less about it's sales, the games (for gamers) are shit.
ktchong  +   1301d ago
Faster selling than Wii? iPhone? iPad?

BS.
kewlkat007  +   1301d ago
Really didn't think this thing would sell...A refection of today, I guess.

I'm pretty sure SEGA holds the record for additional add-ons that never did very well.
Joni-Ice  +   1300d ago
Its the fastest product to get dusty and un-used.
Kon  +   1300d ago
I can't understand how you got so many bubbles, we need to reduce this number ASAP.
swiftshot93  +   1300d ago
Wow
DaBadGuy   1300d ago | Immature | show
ChanDangle  +   1300d ago
Congrats MS, hopefully they don't forget about their hardcore games.
Parapraxis  +   1300d ago
..too late, look at the 2011 line-up.

Oh wait, 1 game isn't considered a line-up is it =/
eagle21   1300d ago | Trolling | show
Killzoned  +   1300d ago
I personally don't have Kinect because i don't see any games i want.
But You cannot say that Kinect is a failure because its selling so damn much, Even software sales, Its a damn success and i congratulate Microsoft.

Kinect has the potential to make something we've never seen before and hopefully and maybe at E3 we will
Incipio  +   1300d ago
Selling to the consumer and selling to retail are two entirely different things.
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ForROME  +   1300d ago
Good Job MS - No one thought ya could and you Did, nay sayers are hurting, consumers are enjoying
visualb  +   1300d ago
whats the source?

=/ ever? egh?

sorry I find this hard to believe.
Firstkn1ghT  +   1300d ago
Most likely shipped numbers. Both Sony and Microsoft keep getting busted for this. Remember, Sony lied about Move's original sales numbers.

But sales aside, you can't disagree that Kinect is causing positive gaming news all around.

True Story: My boss got a Kinect for his family and was raving about the fun his family has with it. We started talking about video games and I suggested a few games for him. He picked up Forza 3 and Mass Effect and he absolutely loved them. Proof that a once non gamer, turned into a casual, that possibly can turn into a hardcore gamer. Microsoft is taking this to the bank!!!!!
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Raven_Nomad  +   1300d ago
Congrats to Microsoft! I know I've been enjoying mine since I bought it launch night at the midnight release.
It's quite fun, even people who said they'd never get into it that I know have absolutely fallen in love with it. Plus the ladies love Dance Central. It's like going to the club, but in your house!
m2345  +   1300d ago
...*falls asleep*

microsoft pr at it's best. where are the games microsoft?
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iliimaster  +   1300d ago
im more excited about kinnect 2 over this one..
Silly Mammo  +   1300d ago
Don't know about kinnect 2, but I played Connect 4 with my son this evening.
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