Microsoft Kinect Nabs Guinness Record for Fastest-Selling Device

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Microsoft’s “Kinect” hands-free motion control peripheral for the Xbox 360 has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever.

Kinect “sold through an average of 133,333 units per day, for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days on sale,” says Guinness. The “sold through” part is especially important as sell-through denotes products actually purchased by customers—not just shipments to retail stores.

Guinness also points out that Kinect sales eclipsed “both the iPhone and the iPad for the equivalent periods after launch.” The new record will be included in the next version of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition book, set to become available early next year.

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