Kinect sold 114,000 units in Japan in its first year

No compatible game has sold more than 25k.

Microsoft's Kinect peripheral has moved 114,000 units during its first year on sale in Japan.

According to Famitsu, as translated by Andriasang, sales of the system are currently at around 2000 units per month, with its best performance coming in December 2010 when it managed 43,200.

Here's the full month-by-month breakdown:

  • November 2010: 27,800
  • December 2010: 43,200
  • January 2011: 14,800
  • February 2011: 5040
  • March 2011: 3160
  • April 2011: 2100
  • May 2011: 1910
  • June 2011: 3470
  • July 2011: 2980
  • August 2011: 2460
  • September 2011: 1900
  • October 2011: 3333
  • November 2011: 1980

Famitsu also published a list of the top 10 best-performing Kinect-enabled games. The only title that has managed to sell more than 25,000 copies is Kinect Adventures, but only by virtue of being bundled with the device.

Aside from Kinect Adventures, the best-selling Kinect-only title is Konami's DanceEvolution, with 22,400 copies sold.

  1. Kinect Adventures: 114,000
  2. Forza Motorsport 4: 24,900
  3. DanceEvolution: 22,400
  4. Kinect Sports: 13,000
  5. You Shape Fitness Evolved: 12,300
  6. Dance Central: 8690
  7. Kinectimals: 5350
  8. New Brain Training 4930
  9. Sonic Free Riders: 4160
  10. Fighters Uncaged: 3470

Back in February this year, Microsoft announced that it had sold 10 million Kinect systems worldwide. That figure hasn't been updated since.

As of last week, Microsoft had sold 1,519,214 million Xbox 360 consoles in Japan since launch.

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