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8 million Kinects sold in 60 days

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2011 20:11 User comments (10)

8 million Kinects sold in 60 days Microsoft revealed their quarterly earnings today, seeing revenue grow 5 percent to $19.9 billion.
The figure that really stood out, however, came from Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, which saw a huge 55 percent revenue growth, mainly thanks to strong Windows Phone 7 and Kinect motion control sales.

Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division consists of the Xbox 360, Zune, Kinect and Windows Phone 7.

The division had $3.7 billion in revenue this quarter, up from $2.4 billion year-over-year.

Xbox Live memberships grew 31 percent, Xbox 360 sales were up 21 percent, and the company sold 8 million Kinects in just 60 days.

Adds Microsoft CFO Peter Klein (via Tech):

We are enthusiastic about the consumer response to our holiday lineup of products, including the launch of Kinect. The 8 million units of Kinect sensors sold in just 60 days far exceeded our expectations. The pace of business spending, combined with strong consumer demand, led to another quarter of operating margin expansion and solid earnings per share growth.


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10 user comments

127.1.2011 21:36

Still not gonna buy one til I see a Staring Contest game. So much wasted potential...

228.1.2011 0:22

Me i'm look'n further ahead i see this not only being used in place of mouse n keyboard,i also see it on all gadgets including being incorporated into a house well the sensing part anyway,the possibilities are limitless,waste potential hell man it ain't even started.
As for amount sold there's no breakdown as to how many were bundled


328.1.2011 10:58

i do think it's because of kinect... and i think they mention windows phone just as a way to keep on giving it "good" advertisement because reality is that it's not being adopted like they'd like...
X_x


X_x

428.1.2011 14:25

The article reads:

Quote:
8 million Kinects sold in 60 days


Quote:
i do think it's because of kinect.
What ever gave you that idea? :/


528.1.2011 17:08

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Me i'm look'n further ahead i see this not only being used in place of mouse n keyboard,i also see it on all gadgets including being incorporated into a house well the sensing part anyway,the possibilities are limitless,waste potential hell man it ain't even started.
As for amount sold there's no breakdown as to how many were bundled
+1
That I think is the real potential for this tech (and Primesense, the company behind it has been selling the tech for just that sort of application).
Facial recognition, voice command and gesture control (with 3D sensing), very cool.

That and a really cool international video comms system for Xbox.

Still a bit pricey for me to worry about right now tho seeing as I'm not that bothered about the 1st wave of games but once it comes down by about 1/3rd off I'll go buying.
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628.1.2011 17:10

Anyone see a total Xbox 360 sold number in this presentation?

I expect Kinect (on top of the 250gb Slim & 4gb Arcade Slims launched last year) has given their total number a real kick upwards.

729.1.2011 22:40

8 million red rings of death as well!

829.1.2011 22:41

now all i have to do is find a Johnny 5 Chassis on Ebay....


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930.1.2011 4:40

Originally posted by bhetrick:
The article reads:
Quote:
8 million Kinects sold in 60 days


Quote:
i do think it's because of kinect.
What ever gave you that idea? :/


What I was talking about was this:

"...mainly thanks to strong Windows Phone 7 and Kinect motion control sales..."

Just a thought any ways...

X_x

1030.1.2011 6:25

Mm. If it did sell 8 million alone (which I highly doubt) then I underestimated it. I expected Kinect to die off pretty quick.

I play Kinect a while ago and I'll be honest, it was the most fun on a console that I've had in months. Kinect has better potential though and it's up to Microsoft to use it well.

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