Kinect reaches one million sales in ten days

Microsoft has announced that among the 38 countries and more than 60,000 stores stocking the device, it has managed to sell one million Kinect units in justten days. That's 100,000 every day. Not bad.

"This is a great start to the holiday season, and we will continue to work with our retailer partners to keep pace with high demand and deliver against our plan to sell more than five million Kinect sensors worldwide by the end of this year," said Microsoft department head Don Mattrick.

It looks like Microsoft's promotional budget has outweighedthe lukewarm critical receptionof its selection of Kinectlaunch titles (excepting Dance Central).

Back when the device was announced under its code name, Project Natal, it garnered plenty of hype on its own. But the finished product, while animpressive piece of technology, has yet to show us all of its promised potential...some have even called it a glorified EyeToy (certainly not us).

According to Microsoft, we'llsee more 'core' games next year.

Nov 16, 2010