Microsoft revises Kinect sales expectations

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Microsoft have revised their expected sales figures for Kinect just prior to launch due to the amount of interest they were receiving from retailers.

Previously Microsoft had stated that they expected to sell 3 million units before Christmas, a figure that was met with much derision from PS3 fans and Kinect haters alike.

Microsoft has responded by agreeing that the figure isn’t accurate and have revised it… upwards.

That’s right the latest sales expectations from Microsoft have them now expecting to sell 5 million Kinect units by Christmas.

Personally I think they may now be reaching a bit, 3 million was easily attainable but 5 million in 1 month would make it one of the biggest (if not the biggest) tech releases on the planet.

I guess only time will tell and with us no longer receiving official figures from third parties we will have to wait until the financial year end when Microsoft are required by law to report accurate sales for the division.

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Last Updated: November 5, 2010

Gavin Mannion

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