Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kinect Sales Set Guinness Record

BBC, Microsoft, Guinness World Records: Microsoft has sold more than 10 million Kinect sensor systems since launch on 4 November, and - according to Guinness World Records - is the fastest-selling consumer electronics device on record.

Gaz Davies, editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition, said: "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." Guinness World Records said that Microsoft sold eight million devices between 4 November last year and 3 January at an average rate of 133,333 a day.

The sales figures outstrip those of both Apple's iPhone and iPad when launched, Guinness said.


  1. ahh, finally Aptina got something, to be specific 2 of them so 20 million sensors

  2. according to tsr cited dec. 23, 2010 in a japanese newspaper, wasn't aptina number 1?


    Anonymous said...
    In Nikkei newspaper dated Dec 23rd, beside providing the same information (in Japanese), they provide market shares for the different players, citing a report from "Techno System Research":
    - Aptina Imaging 25.8%
    - Samsung Electronics 22.9%
    - Omnivision 21.8%
    - Toshiba 8.7%
    - STM 6.7%
    - Sony 5%
    - Others 9.1%
    This is slightly different from the data we use to get from Omnivision. Any feedback welcome

    26/12/10 04:57

  3. Good for sensor community. Good for Aptina. Unfortunately we are not charging enough for each of these sensors.

  4. My apologies for going off-topic, but I would like to extend my condolences to forum readers in Japan who have been affected by this morning's earthquake.


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