Kinect officially beats iPad sales record, 10 million units sold to date

Microsoft Kinect has been nothing short of a success off the balance sheet and on. It has been selling in mass, been hacked to bits, and has the potential to change the lives of millions of people.

Microsoft has announced that 10 million Kinect sensors and 10 million Kinect games have been sold which Guinness World Records denotes that the Kinect for Xbox 360 is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device. The record set was that the Kinect sold 8 million units in 60 days: Microsoft states on the Xbox Press Page;

"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."

This means that the Kinect has outsold the iPad, iPhone and every other hot selling device that has hit the market to date; a notable achievement. This sales success clearly shows that consumers are ready to ditch the controller and that interactive gaming is here to stay.

 

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Why the hell do people come on here to complain about old news.

Just get over it and go away. Infact reporting news as "old news" is just old news in itself

The only people saying that the comparison is stupid are Apple Fanboys >.>. In other news, Jobs said the iPad is the fastest selling gadget in history.. More lies.

Wow, utterly unrelated tech products and one of them costs **** all. Wonders never cease.

Coffee sells more units, woohoo go coffee.

Septimus said,
Wow, utterly unrelated tech products and one of them costs **** all. Wonders never cease.
Coffee sells more units, woohoo go coffee.

some people just dont understand.

Some people dont get it...or are just Apple fans and dont want to get it. Its not about how much the unit costs...its about sales in a certain time frame...ie number of units sold. you know, popularity. If it was about revenue, then yea, the iPad would probably be still #1. But thats not the case.

techbeck said,
Some people dont get it...or are just Apple fans and dont want to get it. Its not about how much the unit costs...its about sales in a certain time frame...ie number of units sold. you know, popularity. If it was about revenue, then yea, the iPad would probably be still #1. But thats not the case.

Or perhaps they do get it, but just don't agree with your assessment. I'm not an Apple fanboy (I don't own a single Apple product), but I still believe that product sales comparison should have some points of reference that make the comparison valid.

Glen said,

but I still believe that product sales comparison should have some points of reference that make the comparison valid.

Guinness' use of the vast "consumer electronics" category for this comparison makes the whole thing pointless. There are so many items that could conceivably fall into that grouping that it would literally be impossible to know if some little $5 electronic doodad happened to outsell both the iPad and Kinect combined.

Edited by roadwarrior, Mar 9 2011, 10:02pm :

roadwarrior said,

Guinness' use of the vast "consumer electronics" category for this comparison makes the whole thing pointless. There are so many items that could conceivably fall into that grouping that it would literally be impossible to know if some little $5 electronic doodad happened to outsell both the iPad and Kinect combined.

And dont you think that if a $5 doodad sold 10mil copies after a few months that it would be news? They cannot check every device and I am sure if the $5 doodad company speaks out and proves they sold more, they will win the record.

Wow... two completely different products at two completely different prices and one is outselling the other... stop the presses. Not a fanboy of M or A but for crying out lout...

No comparison whatsoever. Yeah, it's probably true. In that case I would say the Kinect and the iPad are "Never-seen-before Consumer Electronic Devices" That should fit them "perfectly" [Please note the quotes, thanks]

serisouly guys, its about all consumer electronic devices....... thats like saying lego is outselling barbie.. they are both TOYS.... they are completely different things, different functions, but in the end they are in the same category

neufuse said,
serisouly guys, its about all consumer electronic devices....... thats like saying lego is outselling barbie.. they are both TOYS.... they are completely different things, different functions, but in the end they are in the same category

They are both purchased with the same currency as well. Money being spent on Kinect is not being spent on the iPad (and vice versa, of course).

Kirkburn said,
Guys, again: consumer electronic devices. It's in the article. That's how they're related.

And there are probably tons of other "consumer electronic devices" that have probably outsold the Kinect ($20 photo keychains, $30 DVD players, etc.), yet they would be no more valid of a comparison than this article.

I don't blame the author of the article though, I blame sloppy "research" by Guinness' people. Just like their claim that Rachel Aldana had the "biggest boobs in Britain" a few years ago.

Edited by roadwarrior, Mar 9 2011, 8:15pm :

roadwarrior said,

And there are probably tons of other "consumer electronic devices" that have probably outsold the Kinect ($20 photo keychains, $30 DVD players, etc.), yet they would be no more valid of a comparison than this article.

I am sure if photo keychains or DVD players sold 10mil in a few months time...then yea, they would be listed here.

techbeck said,

I am sure if photo keychains or DVD players sold 10mil in a few months time...then yea, they would be listed here.


The thing is that no one outside some sales department gives a flying **** about how many photo keychains some random Chinese company sold, or how many $30 DVD players or $65 Blu-Ray players Walmart sent out the door during their last Black Friday sale, but as soon as we are talking about the iPad or Kinect, people sit up and take notice of sales figures. Did Guinness poll every consumer electronics firm on the planet to check on their sales figures before announcing this record? Probably not, just as they didn't send someone door to door in Britain to check every woman's bra measurments before declaring that Rachel Aldana had the biggest boobs.

roadwarrior said,

The thing is that no one outside some sales department gives a flying **** about how many photo keychains some random Chinese company sold, or how many $30 DVD players or $65 Blu-Ray players Walmart sent out the door during their last Black Friday sale, but as soon as we are talking about the iPad or Kinect, people sit up and take notice of sales figures. Did Guinness poll every consumer electronics firm on the planet to check on their sales figures before announcing this record? Probably not, just as they didn't send someone door to door in Britain to check every woman's bra measurments before declaring that Rachel Aldana had the biggest boobs.

Has any manufacturer of a DVD player, Bluray...or a stupid key chain, sold 10 million after the first few months? I am not talking a bout total devices from multiple manufacturers. Like Sony...did Sony sell 10mil blueray players after the model release in a few months? No, they did not...and that is the reason why they are comparing Kinect and iPad.

Its the number of devices sold people...doesnt have to be the same product or the same pricing. You know, like the article stated.

techbeck said,
Its the number of devices sold people...doesnt have to be the same product or the same pricing. You know, like the article stated.

Not debating the content of the article, but rather the logic behind the comparison. Is this just another Microsoft vs. Apple article (so the product type or pricing point doesn't matter)?

Glen said,

Not debating the content of the article, but rather the logic behind the comparison. Is this just another Microsoft vs. Apple article (so the product type or pricing point doesn't matter)?

No, price point doesnt matter . Its a comparison on devices sold in general. Which could me laptops, monitors, MP3 players...anything. Yes, its cheaper but with how expensive Apple is...they have been on top for a while regardless of what their pricing is. Lots other gadgets are cheaper that Apples....but it was the kinect that over took them.

I too fail to see the comparison between a $117 input device and a $400 to $600 portable computing device. A quote from Sesame Street: One of these things is not like the other...

Glen said,
I too fail to see the comparison between a $117 input device and a $400 to $600 portable computing device. A quote from Sesame Street: One of these things is not like the other...

to be fair a number of them sold with a 299 dollar console as well.

Lachlan said,

to be fair a number of them sold with a 299 dollar console as well.

That still doesn't compare to a $500-$1000 computing device.

I think the comparison is being made between Kinect and the iPad because they were both "new". There's nothing else like Kinect out there and until recently, there was nothing like the iPad. Essentially, they've created brand new markets for brand new types of electronics.

In all honesty, this is probably a no-biggie deal, simply something that Microsoft can use to toot their own horn, rub it in to Apple and butt-hurt the Apple zealots. So nothing out of the ordinary LOL.

sexypeperodri said,
Since the comparison of totally unrelated electronics is allowed, let me know when Kinect beats the iPhone sales record.

What record is that?

3rd time lucky ??? seriously this article has been posted 3 times now Also like i stated before, what the flying fudge has the ipad got todo with the kinnect? why even bother compare them?? thats just simply retarded

Fubar said,
3rd time lucky ??? seriously this article has been posted 3 times now Also like i stated before, what the flying fudge has the ipad got todo with the kinnect? why even bother compare them?? thats just simply retarded

What the flying fudge has the iPad got todo with a Tablet PC? I have had been told here on Neowin (by Apple fans) that they are two different classes of devices and cannot be compared, but yet Jobs made a big deal out of comparing the two and now the comparison is perfectly fine - unless you compare them in a way that makes Apple look bad. It is an issue of you cannot compare two different devices until it is advantageous for Apple, then it is permitted.

Fubar said,
3rd time lucky ??? seriously this article has been posted 3 times now Also like i stated before, what the flying fudge has the ipad got todo with the kinnect? why even bother compare them?? thats just simply retarded

Quit trolling, kinect is selling very well better than the over-hyped ipad. Honestly check out the wpad, runs windows 7 and it's a lot cheaper plus it's got a full OS and a camera that's decent. I'm sure someone could dual boot it with android as well.

Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Still consumer devices!

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Both are popular toys.

Kirkburn said,
The bucket is: consumer electronics device. This is in the article.

Vibrators are electronic devices as well, sure they out sold Kinect.

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Eh, they're both modern gadgets that nobody really needs, they're just things people want. To summarise: More people want a Kinect than an iPad.

jamesyfx said,

Eh, they're both modern gadgets that nobody really needs, they're just things people want. To summarise: More people want a Kinect than an iPad.

Kinect is an accessory to a product. If compared to anything it should be Earbud sales or the iPhone Dock not the iPad itself. It costs like 5x as much as Kinect does. This comparison is just so silly it makes no sense at all.

In-fact you know what would make sense Kinect vs PS3 Move. Now that would actually be a valid and interesting comparison.

Vice said,

Kinect is an accessory to a product. If compared to anything it should be Earbud sales or the iPhone Dock not the iPad itself. It costs like 5x as much as Kinect does. This comparison is just so silly it makes no sense at all.

In-fact you know what would make sense Kinect vs PS3 Move. Now that would actually be a valid and interesting comparison.

I guess you could always write to the Guinness book of world records and complain about what does and doesn't constitute a "Consumer electronics device"

The tracking is for the overall record, and Kinect now holds the overall record. Seems relevant to me.

alexalex said,
Vibrators are electronic devices as well, sure they out sold Kinect.
What, a specific vibrator outsold the iPad and Kinect in the 60 day launch window?

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Haha Nice!

Kirkburn said,
What, a specific vibrator outsold the iPad and Kinect in the 60 day launch window?

the Apple iOrgasim V edition did

alexalex said,

Vibrators are electronic devices as well, sure they out sold Kinect.


as vibrator, u r refering to the sony move, then i think u r dead wrong!

jamesyfx said,

Eh, they're both modern gadgets that nobody really needs, they're just things people want.


Yeah sure no Doctor REALLY NEEDS to keep track of a patient in ICU while at home or get the latest CT scan images directly in their iPads, and diabetics patients should already know how to calculate their next insulin dose depending on the meal they had.

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Defining the iPad as tablet computer is also a bit of a stretch.

Prior to the iPad, Tablet devices were defined by having a stylus and some form of handwriting recognition, which neither are supported on the iPad.

It was only in the last year that the term 'tablet' was extend to included touch only devices.

Going by the iPad redefinition, a lot of previous generation products should also be reclassified as 'tablet' computers.

People also have argued that 'devices' like tablets/PDAs running WinCE in the 90s and Pocket PC devices in the early 00's were just 'devices' and not computers. However, as the iPad has changed definitions in the general lexicon, these 'devices' would be now be considered 'computers' and not devices.

Just imagine if some of these devices had been marketed as 'magical', we could of had a large consumer based of 'tablet' users 10 years ago.

It is odd that 'consumer electronics' is too broad of a category for people, yet when the iPad is compared to 90's tablet devices or even early 00's XP based tablets, the very same people complain.

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.

Kinect = Toy
iPad = Toy

Vice said,
Kinect is an accessory for a games console. The iPad is a tablet computer.

In related news Condoms outsold Kinect. As did Coca Cola.


It's a good comparison, they are both expensive toys, yes the ipad is a lot more expensive but it's been out longer.

bdsams said,
It was posted one hour ago.

I think he means the title mismatches the content. MSFT announced 8 million devices in January, the company announced 10 million devices today.