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From Kinect's launch event last year.

Kinect just saw its one year anniversary in the Japanese market. It was November 21 of last year that chief Xboxer Takashi Sensui appeared with SKE48 members Jurina and Rena Matsui and pro wrestler Keiji Mutou at the Akihabara Yodobashi Camera to launch the hands free gaming device (See our launch report here).

So how has the system performed over the year? This month's issue of Famitsu Xbox 360 provides some stats.

Through November 13, Kinect has sold 114,000 units in the Japanese market. Month by month, the breakdown is:

  • November 2010: 27,800
  • December 2010: 43,200
  • January 2011: 14,800
  • February 2011: 5,040
  • March 2011: 3,160
  • April 2011: 2,100
  • May 2011: 1,910
  • June 2011: 3,470
  • July 2011: 2,980
  • August 2011: 2,460
  • September 2011: 1,900
  • October 2011: 3,333
  • Novemebr 2011: 1,980
Microsoft brought out the celebrities for Kinect's Japanese launch, which took place at the Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara.

The top selling Kinect compatible game is Kinect Adventure!, which is bundled with the system and thus has 114,000 sales. Here's the full top 10:

  • 01. Kinect Adventure! 114,000
  • 02. Forza Motorsport 4: 24,900
  • 03. DanceEvolution: 22,400
  • 04. Kinect Sports: 13,000
  • 05. You Shape Fitness Evolved: 12,300
  • 06. Dance Central: 8,690
  • 07. Kinect Animals: 5,350
  • 08. New Brain Training 4,930
  • 09. Sonic Free Riders: 4,160
  • 10. Fighters Uncaged: 3,470
Microsoft has been promoting Kinect through a periodic caravan event.

[Via Sokuho]

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