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Kinect sells a million in 10 days

On track to meet 5 million year-end target.

Microsoft has sold a million units of its Kinect peripheral worldwide since its 4th November US launch.

Microsoft exec Don Mattrick told Reuters "It's a strong start. Consumers are loving it."

The platform holder last month predicted that it would sell five million Kinects by the end of the year - a target which it today claims it's on track to meet.

So, it seems all Microsoft's pre-release hype was more than just bluster. Last week an executive at US games retail giant GameStop told Eurogamer that the new control system was exceeding internal expectations, before adding that he saw it beating Sony's rival Move controller to the Christmas sales crown.

"I'd say right now Microsoft's Kinect is looking to be the winner of the two for us," he claimed.

Not that Move has been under-performing of course. On the contrary - it sold a million units in Europe alone during its first four weeks on sale.

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Fred Dutton was Eurogamer's US news editor, based in Washington DC.