Kinect is the fastest selling consumer electronics device in history sa


first_imgThe Guinness Book of World Records certainly appears to be keeping itself busy lately. Just a week ago, the organization — which usually devotes itself to measuring freakishly long finger nails, beards and the like — declared Charlie Sheen as the fastest Twitter user to ever rack up a million followers, and now it’s declaring the Kinect the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever. Wow.According to sales data gleaned from the first 60 days of the Kinect’s launch, or from between November 4th, 2010 to January 3rd, 2011, Microsoft’s gesture-sensing accessory for the 360 sold 8 million units, or an average of 133,333 units per day. That’s way, way faster than the iPad hit 8 millions units.The announcement comes just in time for the latest release of the Gunness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition.“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.”Given the Kinect’s riotous success, Microsoft’s taking the opportunity to reveal some of the new games and features coming to the Kinect this spring. Apparently, you will soon be using hand gestures and voice commands to control Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, Last.fm, SKy, Canal+ and FOXTEL.In addition, forthcoming Kinect games include Kung Fu Panda 2, The Gunstringer, Michael Jackson The Experience, and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. If that doesn’t do it for you, a new Avatar Kinect feature will allow you to control your Xbox 360 avatar like a puppet in a communal Xbox Live room, with the resulting videos being fully shareable over Facebook.last_img

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