Microsoft’s Kinect is now a world record breaker

The Guinness World Records has this week announced that the Kinect motion gaming accessory for the Xbox 360 is the fast selling consumer electronics device yet.

In its first sixty days of release, Microsoft sold 8 million Kinects across the globe. Between November 4, 2010 and January 3, 2011, Microsoft sold roughly 133,333 Kinects per day, giving it a Guinness World Record.

“The sales figures here speak for themselves,” said Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor for Guinness World Records. “According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”

Today, Microsoft told us that the Kinect has now hit 10 million devices sold, with over 10 million games sold outside of it.

“We are thrilled by the success of Kinect to date and I am really proud that we have been recognised in the Guinness World Records,” said David McLean, Director of Xbox, Australia and New Zealand. “Kinect has revolutionised entertainment and these numbers tell us that all over the world, including Australia and New Zealand, people are embracing that revolution.”