With the North American launch of Kinect only a day away now, Microsoft’s senior vice president Don Mattrick has stated that the company expects to sell more than 5 million individual Kinect sensors before the end of the current year. Last September, Microsoft indicated it was expecting to sell approximately 3 million units. Mattrick added that if this number would be achieved, Kinect would become the biggest Xbox-product launch in terms of sales.
The Playstation Move, which was launched by Sony in September, is also expected to sell approximately 5 million units before the end of the year. This motion-controller sold in excess of 2.5 million units in the month following its launch.