On November 4, Microsoft released its Microsoft Kinect device and by now, Microsoft has already sold one million Kinectic devices. Microsoft also announced that it is aiming to cross the 5 million mark by the end of this year.
Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft said – “We are appreciative of the response we have seen from consumers that has culminated in sales of more than 1 million units in the first 10 days on the market for Kinect for Xbox 360. This is a great start to the holiday season, and we will continue to work with our retailer partners to keep pace with high demand and deliver against our plan to sell more than 5 million Kinect sensors worldwide by the end of this year.”
Kinect is an add-on gaming device from Microsoft through which users can enjoy motion games. You just have to connect the Kinect device with your Xbox 360 gaming console and you can motion gaming with the help of Microsoft Kinect device. There is no need of any other device or controller.
Microsoft will launch its Kinect device in Asia on 18th and in Japan on 20th November. Users can purchase the Kinect device in following ways:
- Kinect as a standalone product for $149.99.
- Xbox 360 4G console with Kinect for $299.99 and the “Kinect Adventures” game.
- Xbox 360 250GB console with Kinect and the “Kinect Adventures” game for $399.99.
It is also expected that Microsoft Kinect will be available at 60,000 retailers across 38 nations.