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Kinect Sells 1 Million Units In 10 Days

Microsoft's heavily marketed Kinect motion sensing gaming device has sold one million units within 10 days of its launch.

The console, which allows users to play controller-free games, was launched in the US on November 4th and five days later in Europe.

According to Microsoft, the response that Kinect has got ahead of the Christmas holiday season ensures that the company will be able to meet the predicted target of 5 million units by the end of 2010.

Don Mattrick, the senior vice president at the Interactive Entertainment Business division of Microsoft, said to T3: “This is a great start to the holiday season. We will continue to work with our retailer partners to keep pace with high demand and deliver against our plan to sell more than 5 million Kinect sensors worldwide by the end of this year.”

The Kinect's main competitor, the Sony PS Move, also allows users to play motion sensing games, although using a controller instead of a motion camera. Sony said that it had sold about 1.5 million units in the European market after a month of its launch, while one million devices have been shipped to North America as well.