Microsoft Kinect: 2.5m sold

You can't fault Microsoft when it comes to shouting about the sales of its new Kinect motion controller, but with 2.5m units now sold globally you probably can't blame it.

While Move on the PlayStation 3 is an excellent step up from the Nintendo Wii, it seems as though Kinect has really caught the imagination of punters. Or maybe it has had better advertising.

Whatever, Kinect is big right now (cue joke about wishing my front room was too). Microsoft's Xbox boss, Don Mattrick, thinks the target of 5m Kinect sales before Christmas is within reach.

We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand. With sales already exceeding 2.5m units in just 26 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5m units sold to consumers this Christmas.

Despite some issues with the size of my front room, the Kinect has gone down pretty well here so far – the Kinectimals game in particular. But what about you? Still a fan? Not interested at all? Or waiting till Christmas?

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