New Guinness World Record for Kinect, THE Fastest-Se​lling Consumer Electronic​s Device EVER !


Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, today confirm that the Kinect for the Xbox 360 is the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device.
The hardware, that allows controller-free gaming, sold through an average of 133,333 units per day, for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale from 4 November 2010 to 3 January 2011.

The sales figures outstrip both the iPhone and the iPad for the equivalent periods after launch.

Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, said: “The sales figures here speak for themselves. We can confirm that no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”

The new record will be included in the next Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, which recognises record breaking achievement in the world of videogames. The current Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition is available in both book and eBook versions at http://gamers.guinnessworldrecords.com.

See below first press coverage in Belgium:

La Libre : http://www.lalibre.be/societe/cyber/article/647785/microsoft-plus-de-10-millions-de-systemes-kinect-vendues.html

La Dernière Heure : http://www.dhnet.be/infos/new-tech/article/345960/microsoft-plus-de-10-millions-de-systemes-kinect-vendues.html

Le Vif – L’Express : http://levif.rnews.be/fr/news/actualite/technologie/microsoft-a-vendu-plus-de-10-millions-de-kinect/article-1194965782153.htm

RTL INFO : http://www.rtlinfo.be/info/monde/international/781318/microsoft-plus-de-10-millions-de-systemes-de-jeux-video-kinect-vendus

Le Soir : http://www.lesoir.be/actualite/economie/2011-03-10/record-du-monde-de-ventes-pour-la-kinect-827388.php

Blog MOIJEUX : http://blog.lesoir.be/moi-jeux/2011/03/10/10-millions-dunites-kinect-vendues/

Blog GEECKO : http://geeko.lesoir.be/2011/03/10/la-kinect-bat-un-record-du-monde/

Skynet actu : http://www.skynet.be/actu-sports/actu/monde/detail_microsoft-plus-millions-systemes-jeux-video-kinect-vendus?id=755075&show_comments=1

Vers L’avenir : http://www.lavenir.net/article/detail.aspx?articleid=B43269182110310

Knack : http://knack.rnews.be/nl/actualiteit/nieuws/technologie/kinect-van-microsoft-snelst-verkopende-apparaat-ooit/article-1194966013046.htm

Tijd : http://blogs.tijd.be/tzine/2011/03/my-entry.html

Express : http://www.express.be/business/nl/technology/kinect-verkoopt-beter-dan-de-ipad-en-de-iphone/142099.htm

ZDNet : http://www.zdnet.be/news/125779/kinect-haalt-guinness-recordboek/

Het laatste nieuws : http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/1238/Xbox/article/detail/1233795/2011/03/10/Al-meer-dan-tien-miljoen-stuks-van-Kinect-verkocht.dhtml

De standaard : http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=AP37B3IL

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Country Manager Microsoft Entertainment & Devices

Posted on March 19, 2011, in entertainment, Interview / Press Coverage, Press release, xbox 360 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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