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Microsoft's Kinect sales reach 10 million

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 1:05pm
The Associated Press

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday that it has sold more than 10 million of its Kinect motion-sensing video game controllers worldwide since the add-on for the Xbox 360 system went on sale in early November.

The company had said previously that it sold 8 million of the devices over the holidays. Kinect, which costs $150 and can be purchased alone or with an Xbox 360 console, lets people control games, play movies and operate other features by moving around and speaking.

Microsoft also said it has sold 10 million standalone Kinect games.

Kinect sales helped boost Microsoft's results for the last three months of 2010. Revenue in the entertainment and devices division increased 55 percent to $3.7 billion. Microsoft said in January that it expects revenue in that division to rise 50 percent in the current quarter as the Kinect craze continues.

Shares of Microsoft slipped 2 cents to close at $25.89.

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