Microsoft Xbox Kinect: one million sold

MS hits million mark in just ten days

Redmond reckons it's on track to smash 5 million mark by year's end.

Got Kinect yet? If so, you’re not alone. Microsoft has just come over all boastful and confirmed that it sold one million of the motion sensing cameras in just ten days. What’s more, it reckons it’s bang on track to meet its much-mooted target of five million by the end of 2010.

The announcement comes as the price for a Kinect bundle here has fallen to just £235, with Tesco leading the race to the bottom. And with the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday event set to kick off Stateside next week, expect more price cuts to push Microsoft’s effort ahead of PlayStation Move.

"This is a great start to the holiday season,” said the Big M’s Don Mattrick. “We will continue to work with our retailer partners to keep pace with high demand and deliver against our plan to sell more than 5 million Kinect sensors worldwide by the end of this year."

It seems nothing can stop the controller-free package. Sony’s Move managed 1.5 million in its first month in Europe and a million in the States. The question is, can it go toe-to-toe with Kinect and come out on top? All will be revealed after Christmas.

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