Kinect becomes history’s fastest selling gadget, leaves iPad eating the dust (Updated)

6 Dec
2010
Muhammad Ali


The title of the post says one and only one thing – Kinect is hot so much so that even iPad can’t touch it. Here’s the thing – Kinect has gotten itself the crown of being the fastest selling gadget in the proud history of the gizmo universe.

The motion sensing controller for Xbox 360 managed to achieve this feat by getting itself sold 2.5 million times in the first 25 days of its debut. And if you know the maths, that’s a whopping 100,000 units sold each day.

With this incredible sales runs, Microsoft’s sensation causing wireless controller has taken the title from the iPad which got the same title by getting itself sold 2M times in the first two months of its launch.

Another thing to note here is that Microsoft is yet to experience the out of stock situation which Apple did face back when the magical Apple Tablet went live.

Update 1: There you have it. Microsoft has run out of Kinect supplies. Details here.

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[via Neowin]







11 Responses to Kinect becomes history’s fastest selling gadget, leaves iPad eating the dust (Updated)

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Titus-Armand

December 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Suck on that, Apple.

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jcy

December 6th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

since the ipad costs about 3x to 6x more than a kinect, i don’t mind this article to be particularly useful or interesting

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Matt

December 6th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

That’s very apologist of you

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John Doe

December 6th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

what the fuck, compare kinect sales to ipad? It’s like saying that apples is the fastest selling fruit compared to the Ferrari Enzo.

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December 8th, 2010 at 6:45 am

lol well said!

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December 11th, 2010 at 12:56 am

Considering that one needs to have an Xbox360 to use a kinect, the price evens out vs. the ipad.

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