Kinect for Xbox 360 sales top a million units

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has sold 1 million Kinect for Xbox 360 units worldwide in 10 days and now expects to sell 5 million units by the end of the year.

Kinect, launched in North America on November 4th, followed by Europe on Nov. 10, and will be released in Asia on the 18th and in Japan on the 20th.

Kinect for Xbox 360 is a peripheral device for the video game console that enables players to control one of seventeen Kinect ready games without having to use game controller.

Kinect is based on software technology developed by Microsoft and range camera technology by Israeli developer PrimeSense. The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar connected to a small base with a motorized pivot, and is designed to be positioned lengthwise above or below the video display. The device features an RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone that provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities.

Kinect for Xbox 360 - $150

The add-on device sells separately for $150 or as part of two new Xbox 360 bundles starting at $300. A game called Kinect Adventures is also included.

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