Well that didn’t take long. It seems that sales of Microsoft’s new Kinect motion controller are strong… very strong. 1up.com is reporting that the new Xbox 360 peripheral has sold over 1 million units in only ten days, and that Microsoft projects strong holiday sales to bump that number up to 5 million by year’s end.
Lets take a moment to compare that sales figure to the Sony Playstation Move. According to VGChartz, a site dedicated to estimating, tracking and recording games and hardware sales, Sony was only able to sell about 140,000 complete Move systems in the first week of availability (lets assume that translates to 180,000- 185,000 Move systems in ten days). Oh, and let’s not forget that Sony’s figures include Europe, where Kinect has yet to launch.
Clearly, Microsoft had the better launch. An array of creative launch titles, an innovative new control scheme, and an appearance on Oprah no doubt contributed to the success. You may notice that there’s a comment box at the bottom of this page; let the fanboy arguments commence.