Sales of Microsoft's Kinect reached 10 million Sony Nintendo appeared weak

March 10th International Report: On Wednesday, local time, Microsoft stated that its Kinect game controller has reached 10 million units since its release in November last year. In addition, Microsoft also claims to have sold over 10 million copies of Kinect games.

Kinect allows the game player to control the movements on the screen through body movements, and its sales have exceeded expectations. Microsoft initially expected to sell 5 million Kinects by the end of 2010. At the CES show held in January this year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that the company had sold 8 million Kinects in 2010.

The Microsoft Kinect retails for $149.99 and is bundled with two Xbox 360s for $299.99 and $399.99, respectively.

Kinect easily defeated Sony’s somatosensory PlayStation Move, which was introduced last September. Analysts had expected Sony to sell about 3 million PlayStation Moves in 2010.

U.S. securities firm Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter pointed out in a research report earlier this week that he believes that the sales of Moves are not ideal this year, and said that Nintendo Wii game consoles also have weak demand, at least in March this situation also Will continue.