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Kinect: 2.5m sold in 25 days, confirms MS

MS pleased after strong sales boost over Black Friday weekend

Microsoft has confirmed that it's sold 2.5 million Kinect units worldwide since it launched 25 days ago.

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This comes after strong sales over Black Friday weekend, which just passed, putting MS well on target to achieve its forecast of five million sold by the end of the year.

"We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand," said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.

"With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday."

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