Kinect moves 1m units in first 10 days; 'on track' to hit goal of 5m this year

Wondering if Kinect for Xbox 360 has the momentum to reach that recently revised estimate of 5 million sensors sold by year's end? According to some just-released stats, Microsoft is "on track" to do just that. Since the controller-free camera launched just over 10 days ago, more than 1 million units have been sold according to numbers released by Microsoft. "This is a great start to the holiday season," Xbox chief Don Mattrick said (ostensibly to the marketing person who made this press release) continuing, "and we will continue to work with our retailer partners to keep pace with high demand and deliver against our plan to sell more than 5 million Kinect sensors worldwide by the end of this year."

With Black Friday – the busiest shopping day of the year – just around the calendar-shaped corner, Microsoft must expect to move an awful lot of Kinect units if it hopes to hit 5 million in just under seven weeks.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.