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Kinect's Record-Breaking Sales Figures Top 10 Million

Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller-free gaming device, Kinect, has surpassed the 10 million sales mark and has become the world's fastest selling consumer electronics device.

The software maker announced the milestone in a blog post, laying out the sales figures for all to see. In its first month alone, Kinect for Xbox 360 had sold more than 2.5 million units, considerably more than its rival PlayStation Move.

The Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition has named Kinect the fastest selling consumer electronics device in the world. Kinect managed to sell a total of around 8 million units in its first 60 days from November 4 2010 to January 3 2010, selling at a rate of approximately 133,000 units per day.

“The sales figures here speak for themselves. We can confirm that no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector,” Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition declared.

The record will be included in the next iteration of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition.

Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce some upcoming games and services that utilise Kinect's controller-free capabilities. The company said that Kinect users will soon be able to enjoy Netflix and Hulu Plus optimised for the platform.