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Microsoft’s Kinect movement sensor for the Xbox 360 has set a Guinness world record as the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time.

More than 10 million Kinect sensors have been sold to date worldwide and sold an average of 133,333 units per day in the first 60 days.

Kinect, which was released in November 2010, allows Xbox 360 players to use their body instead of a hand-held controller to play games.



It reads body gestures, movements and spoken commands to control Xbox 360 games and the user interface.

“The sales figures here speak for themselves,” said Gaz Deaves, gaming editor for Guinness World Records.

“According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”

So this means the Kinect sold faster than other hot products like the iPhone and the iPad.

The Xbox 360 with the Kinect sensor

“We are thrilled by the success of Kinect to date and I am really proud that we have been recognised in the Guinness World Records,” says David McLean, director of Xbox, Australia and New Zealand.

“Kinect has revolutionised entertainment and these numbers tell us that all over the world, including Australia and New Zealand, people are embracing that revolution.”

Along with the success of the Kinect hardware Microsoft has also seen a huge rush for Kinect games and have sold more than 10 million titles to date.

The more than 50 million Xbox 360 users worldwide can look forward to even more Kinect content and more social experiences using the device.

These include:

Avatar Kinect – users can control their avatar – the animated representation of them on screen – so what ever you do in front of Kinect the avatar will do the same. These videos can also be captured and shared on Facebook.

Body and Brain Connection – the Namco Bandai game by well-known Japanese neuroscientist Dr  Ryutha Kawahima will challenge players to exercise their bodies and their minds with math, logic and memory puzzles and reflex and physical orientation exercises.

Michael Jackson: The Experience – this game features the songs in Michael Jackson’s well-known catalogue along with his amazing dance moves which players can follow.

Carnival Games in Action – this game by 2K Play has many new games to play including Alley Ball and Shark Tank.