Microsoft Sells 2.5 million Kinect Device in 25 Days

Microsoft has sold 2.5 million Kinect units worldwide within 25 days of its launch.

The company is now well on target to reaching their goal of sell five million of the controllers before Christmas.

Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral had a highly successful launch, with the company announcing that 1 million units had been sold within ten days of launching. Rival Sony on the other hand, who have also recently released a motion controller, the PlayStation Move, had sold a million units within one month.

Microsoft's president of the Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick, said in a statement to gaming blog CVG: “We are thrilled about the consumer 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.”

The surge in Kinect sales has been aided by the recent Black Friday week, which also saw Nintendo selling 1.5 million DS and Wii units in the US markets.