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Kinect's German Disaster: Only 25.000 Sensors Sold in 3 Weeks

Kinect's German Disaster: Only 25.000 Sensors Sold in 3 Weeks

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According to our sister website GamersGlobal.de, which is quoting a "reliable source", Microsoft Germany has reached only about 1 percent of the worldwide Kinect sensor sales figures (2.5 million) that Microsoft announced yesterday.

According to the source, GfK/mediacontrol (which is the undisputed leader for sales figures in the entertainment media industry in Germany, drawing their data directly from retailers' computer systems) totaled the sold units for the stand-alone Sensor (including Kinect Adventures) to only 24.187 units in Germany in the first three weeks (weeks 45, 46, 47) since the launch on November 10th.

GamersGlobal.de also states that media control figures do represent about 70 percent of German retailers that are relevant for selling video games, including important online shops like Amazon.de. So the actual sold numbers may be higher -- but not much higher. Also, bundles (Xbox 360 + Kinect) are not included in the sales figures, but they cannot amount to much, GamersGlobal.de argues, because the Kinect games also do not sell well:

Some Kinect games have only reached sales figures in the three-digit-space so far in Germany, others were sold in the thousands. Only one product (Kinect Sports) has sold more than 10.000 units in the first three weeks.

Here's the link to the original news: http://www.gamersglobal.de/news/30028/kinect-extrem-schlechte-verkaeufe-in-deutschland-nach-3-wochen

Player Irma (not verified)
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December 16, 2010 - 12:44 #

Mh... compared to the playstation move product, thats bad news for microsoft. But the playstation move was published earlier, thats the reason why the kinect is less saled.

Anonyarmin (not verified)
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December 16, 2010 - 12:49 #

In a creative forum i found an interesting article, that some hardware user have moved the kinect sensor technology further. So that it is possible to establish a holodeck like in star trek.
http://forums.xbox.com/35112350/ShowPost.aspx

Strant (not verified)
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December 26, 2010 - 00:33 #

This news has to be taken with a grain of salt golem.de had an article that exposed this article as not entirely true