1 Million Kinects Sold
It’s been ten days since Kinect went on sale in the US and five days since it went on sale in Europe, and yet a million Kinect sensors have already been sold. That’s what Microsoft says, anyway. Furthermore, they also say this means they’re defs on track for their five million-sold projection.
Well, I’ll be damned if I can provide any sort of legit analysis here. The key, I think, is knowing how many Kinects were sold on day one, because staying power is what matters for these types of things. The press release makes mention of the fact that it hit this milestone before Black Friday, but I can’t help but wonder if Kinect will have a good Black Friday considering no Kinect deals have been announced by any retailers thus far. There are Xbox 360s that come bundled with free games (Best Buy and Wal-Mart are both doing this), and so you have to wonder if frugal shoppers will gravitate to Kinect during the crush on Black Friday when they could actually save money on Kinect-free Xbox 360 that comes with extra games.