Microsoft has already sold one million Kinect sensors across the globe. It reached the milestone in just ten days since the device became available and two weeks before Black Friday, the biggest selling day of the whole year, when customers really invade the stores.
Initial expectations were to sell more than three million of the Xbox 360 accessories by the end of the year, but the forecast was revised in order to reflect a much stronger demand than expected. Don Matrick, Interactive Entertainment Business president at Microsoft, suggests that the sensor is able to reach five million units sold before closing the holiday shopping season.
According to Chris Homeister, Best Buy senior vice president, on the night of the Kinect launch, there were lines of shoppers at their stores. To have surpassed one million Kinect sensors sold was therefore no surprise in his opinion, as the device seems to be a must-have gift at Best Buy for the holidays.
The standalone sensor, as well as several bundles, is already available in European and North American markets. Many countries from Asia will also be added very soon.