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Kinect Sold 26,000 Units At Launch

Microsoft's hands-free gaming peripheral sells half as many units as Move.

Microsoft held a launch event for Kinect on Saturday morning at the Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara.

Kinect hit retail on Saturday, but its launch titles were curiously absent from Media Create's top 20 software sales chart earlier this week. There's a reason for that. Kinect's launch games didn't sell all that well.

According to Media Create's weekly software sales report, Kinect hardware sold 26,000 units in its first two days. The device was available on its own and bundled with 4GB and 250GB Xbox 360 model. All versions include Kinect Adventures.

The top selling standalone Kinect title was DanceEvolution, with 6,000 unit sales placing it in 24th in Media Create's top 50. Kinect Sports made it in at 45. Crossboard 7, New Brain Training and Sonic Free Riders did not make it into the top 50.

Kinect is off to a slow start compared to Move, which itself didn't make a big splash following its October launch. Media Create reports that Kinect's first week hardware sales were about half that of Move (including all Move software bundles).

The top selling Xbox 360 game for the week was a non Kinect game. Call of Duty Black Ops shifted 30,279 units on the 360, placing in at 7th on the charts. The PS3 version was in first place with 128,922 units. Black Ops is, overall, off to a faster start than its predecessor Modern Warfare 2, which sold 136,000 total units in its first week (split 93,000 on PS3 and 43,000 on Xbox 360). These sales are for the subtitled version of Black Ops. A dubbed version is due for release in December.

For more software and hardware sales details from Kinect's launch week, visit this story.

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