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Fastest Selling Gadget Ever? You’ll be surprised!

Fastest Selling Gadget Ever? You’ll be surprised!

Which is the first company that pops into your head when I ask the question, who manufactured the fastest selling gadget of all time to date?

If you guessed Apple, I wouldn’t blame you, but you’d be incorrect – it’s actually, believe it or not Microsoft!

That’s right, a new Guinness World record for the Fastest-Selling Consumer Electronics item has been set by none other than Microsoft with its controller-free gaming device Kinect.

Image courtesy of Microsoft

The Microsoft Kinect system broke all sales records for consumer electronics, selling 8 million units in just 60 days. This smashes iPad sales figures by Apple (they sold 2 million units in the first 60 days of launch). The average of these sales by Kinect means they have achieved roughly an average sale of 133,333 units per day.

The record was confirmed Friday by Guinness on their blog.

If you read our blog often, you’ll know that I posted about Kinect just prior to its launch back last November. Since then, the number of games available that are compatible with the Kinect platform have increased and it has become one of the most popular additions to the Xbox 360 console ever.

Have you tried Kinect?

Yours in record breaking games,


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