Microsoft has sold 10,000 Kinect units PER DAY in less than a month of this new gadget’s release. Can we call this “the thing” of Christmas this year? It has already outpaced Nintendo’s Wii in the first month of it’s debut. Microsoft is forecasting that it will sell 5 million units before the end of the holiday season.
“We are thrilled about customer 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 Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, in a statement.
Microsoft is offering Kinect bundled with a 250GB Xbox 360 for $399 while the 4GB version is selling for $299. The Kinect sensor bar is also available as a standalone product for $149. But a check of Web sites for major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy showed that supplies are tight, with some bundles on back order.
Have you tried this thing out yet? I’m planning on my Christmas bonus money to purchasing a new Xbox 360 (250gb) bundle with the Kinect. =)