Guinness crowns Kinect the 'fastest-selling consumer gadget' of all time

Was there ever any doubt that Kinect would be a runaway success? Fears of its $150 price? Hogwash. The people of Earth love Kinect so much, we've collectively purchased 10 million of the glossy motion sensors.

As if selling over 8 million Kinects in its first 60 days wasn't already impressive enough, Microsoft's camera motion sensor for the Xbox 360 is now officially the "fastest-selling consumer device" in history, according to Guinness World Records. It's even hotter than the iPad when it claimed the fastest-selling gadget record back in October.

But does that number mean 10 million gamers bought it for gaming? Hard to tell, seeing as hackers seem to be attracting to it be the droves for non-gaming purposes.

Nevertheless, 10 million Kinects with 10 million Kinect games sold is a lot of units, but we'll have to wait and see if it has staying power. Microsoft has yet to show that Kinect has any games for the hardcore gamer. Kinect Animals and Kinect Adventures can only go so far. Core gamers need Kinect-compatible games like Halo and Gears of War, otherwise it'll still be just a shinier Wii.

Mashable, via Ars Technica

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