On the eve of the Kinect's launch, Microsoft is feeling very, very good about the device's future. The company has raised its sales expectations by 2 million units. Originally, M'Soft predicted three million Kinects would sell this Christmas, but the company now predicts five million sales.
"Microsoft expects to sell 5 million Kinect devices at Christmas, up from previous forecast of 3 million."
"That would make Kinect the biggest Xbox product launch ever in terms of sales, according to Microsoft's Don Mattrick."
I am going to put on my swami hat here and predict that Kinect will be the must-have holiday gift item, and will drive sales of the 360 as well as the standalone device -- Microsoft is very good at building hype for their products. I wonder whether Microsoft will be able to meet demand for the device.
What do you guys think? Is Kinect going to do well this Christmas?
Source: Tech Flash