Microsoft has sold over 1 million Kinect units so far

By on November 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft has sold over 1 million Kinect units so far

Is Kinect worthy of all the hype? That question was on everyone’s minds ahead of the hotly anticipated device’s launch earlier this month. As they say, money talks — and Kinect is speaking loud and clear. Microsoft said Monday that it has sold over 1 million Kinect units thus far. Microsoft Kinect, which launched less than two weeks ago on November 4th, is an Xbox 360 accessory that allows players to control games simply by moving their bodies. Microsoft said ahead of launch that it expects to sell 5 million Kinect units by the end of the year and with the holiday shopping rush still to come, the company is certainly on the right track. “It’s a strong start,” Microsoft’s head of gaming Don Mattrick told Reuters. “Consumers are loving it.” More →

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DigiTimes: Apple shipping 1.2 million iPads per month

By on June 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM.

DigiTimes: Apple shipping 1.2 million iPads per month

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In a post this morning, DigiTimes analyst Kuo Ming-Chi stated that Apple, Inc. is currently shipping close to 1.2 million iPads per month. Ming-Chi also went onto note that, “the monthly shipments may reach 2.5 million units by the end of 2010.” The analyst’s estimates are based on information obtained from iPad supply-chain manufacturer LG. LG shipped somewhere between 800,000 and 900,000 9.7-inch LCD displays to Apple last month; Ming-Chi also estimates that the panels cost Apple roughly $80 – $90 each. It is unclear how accurate the 2.5 million unit projection is, however, assuming there is some shred of truth to it (and assuming all the iPads sold were the low end 16GB Wi-Fi model) $499 x 2.5 million is roughly $1.25 billion in gross sales…and that’s every month. More →

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