Microsoft expects 5 million Kinects sold in 2010

Microsoft expects to sell 5 million Kinect units by the end of 2010, the company confirmed to CNET today.


“The demand for Kinect for Xbox 360 is exceeding expectations,” a Microsoft spokesperson wrote in an e-mail. “So we’re increasing our forecast from 3 million sensors sold this holiday to 5 million. That’s bigger than any launch in Xbox history.”


Bloomberg reporter Dina Bass first made mention of the increase in projected Kinect sales on her Twitter account earlier today.

If Kinect can tally 5 million unit sales, it would be quite a feat.

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