A couple weeks back I mentioned that Microsoft had sold a million of the new Kinect devices in the first ten days it was on the market. Microsoft has now announced the numbers for sales of Kinect modules the first 25 days it has been on the market and sales have not slowed.
Microsoft reports that so far there have been 2.5 million Kinects sold in the first 25 days of availability. If my local area is any indication, there is no shortage of the devices either. They seem to be constantly on the store shelves around here unlike the Move controllers for the PS3. Microsoft says that the Kinect is now available at 60,000 retail locations in 38 countries.
“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. “With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday.”