Kinect for Xbox Beating First Month iPad Sales
Strong demand for the new Kinect for Xbox 360 hands-free controller over the Black Friday weekend has propelled its retail sales to more than 2.5 million units worldwide since it launched just a few weeks ago.
The sales data show that the Kinect sensor is selling faster in its first month than the Apple iPad and the Sony Move controller. However, these two products didn't have Black Friday sales to help them out.
Microsoft said Kinect is on pace to reach its forecast of five million units sold to consumers this holiday.
"We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand," said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.
The active gaming system – which allows users to control games , movies, music and television with gestures and their voice – is now available at more than 60,000 retailers in 38 countries.