Folks, I have some terrible news. As you can see above, this news has driven Steve Ballmer even more insane. I… I don’t know how to put this, but it was just confirmed by Guinness World Records, so I think it’s just something we’re going to have to live with. The Kinect has now sold over 10 million units, and in its first 60 days of existence it averaged 133,333 sales per day. This officially makes the Kinect the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever. Faster than the iPad, the iPhone, or any other iProduct.
Without any real games that use the Kinect, I can only think of one explanation: Bill Gates himself bought about 9.5 million Kinects to prevent it from failing. Two things could result from this – either we get tons and tons of shovelware crap for Kinect, or developers start to see the Kinect as a viable platform and we get real games that actually take advantage of Kinect’s abilities. The most likely answer is both, but maybe that’s just me being optimistic in the face of such troubled times.