The Guinness World Records seems to be quite active lately bestowing titles for the largest Lady Gaga gatherings to the fastest 1 million Twitter followers reached by Charlie Sheen. Today, a new record has been set for the fastest selling consumer electronics device that’s surprisingly not an Apple device but rather the Microsoft Kinect.
Sales data collected from the first 60 days of launch—November 4, 2010 to January 3, 2011—show that the Microsoft Kinect sold 8 million units or an average of 133,333 units per day. This announcement comes in time for the latest release of the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, which feature special sections on the Kinect.
“The sales figures here speak for themselves,” said Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor for Guinness World Records. “According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”
And given this opportunity to tout a Guinness World Record, Microsoft is also revealing some information on new games and features coming this Spring. You will soon be able to use hand gestures and voice commands to control Netflix on Xbox LIVE, along with other services and partners such as Hulu Plus, ESPN, Last.fm, Sky, Canal+, and FOXTEL.
Besides a slew of game titles including Kung Fu Panda 2, The Gunstringer, Michael Jackson The Experience, and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, to name a few, a new Avatar Kinect feature poses an interesting social entertainment experience that could be hours of hilarity with friends. With Avatar Kinect you will be able to bring your avatar to life as it mimics your every movement and expression from smiling, frowning, nodding and speaking. Up to seven friends can have a virtual avatar hangout party that can be captured as animated videos to be shared on Facebook.