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Guinness Names Kinect as the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics Device

Written on March 10, 2011 by B Waldorf

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And you didn't see this coming! Kinect declared as the world's fastest-selling device.

What’s the fastest selling device in the world? Sorry but it’s not the iPad, it’s .

Guinness World Records, the global authority when it comes to recording groundbreaking stunts, confirmed today that Kinect for is the fastest-selling Consumer electronics device. The controller-free hardware sold an average of 133,333 units per day; it meant a total of 8 million units sold in its first 60 days on sale from November 4, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

is counting on the device to keep at bay the competition against Nintendo Co. and Sony Corp. It is also their ticket to bigger profit in the business and to freshen up the concept of Xbox gaming.

The gaming platform outstrips Apple’s iPhone and iPad since its release. Editor of Gamer’s Edition, Gas Deaves said:

“The sales figures here speak for themselves.  We can confirm that no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”

This new “Kinectifying” record will be included in the next Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition which recognizes record-breaking achievement in the world of video games. You can view the current Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition is available in both book and eBook versions at

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