Microsoft Kinect Is Fastest-Selling Electronic Device

Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing game has been officially named the fastest-selling consumer electronics device of all time. Kinect attained this status after Microsoft confirmed that the device sold 10 million units worldwide since it went on sale. In its first 60 days, the Kinect sold over 133,000 units per day on its way to becoming more popular than Apple’s iPad tablet and iPhone device and helping boost Microsoft’s fourth quarter profits in 2010.

Despite being a separate device for the Xbox console and costing around £130 for a unit, its sales figures are very impressive considering the fact that no other consumer electronics device sold faster in its first 60-days of sale in a very competitive market. The Kinect whose closest rival is Nintendo Wii, uses a camera connected to its console to track player-movements.Sony’s answer to both the Kinect and Wii – Sony Move – is also making headway with sales of around 4.1 million in its first two months.

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Which motion capture machine is the most responsive and accurate of the Wii, Move and Kinect?

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