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Microsoft has scored a "flawless" victory with Kinect sales

Playstation Plus is giving gamers a bit more value for their dollar with online savegame storage
PlayStation online game save storage will be released March 10

A couple of huge announcements have been released in the gaming world today as Sony broadens its features for the PlayStation Plus and Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 receives the Guinness World Record for Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device. 

Sony will launch online storage for PS3 game saves tomorrow, which will be part of the annual $50 subscription. This new feature provides users with 150MB of space in the cloud available for 1,000 save files, and copy-prohibited files can be backed up as long as users only restore deleted files from their system once a day.

In addition, games to be released in the future will be able to save directly to the PlayStation Network. This will be released tomorrow in PS3 firmware v3.60, allowing users to completely bypass their local HDD. 

While PlayStation gamers celebrate the new features unveiling tomorrow, Microsoft has some celebrating of its own to do.

Microsoft announced today that the Kinect for Xbox 360 has been named the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device by Guinness World Records. To date, 10 million Kinect sensors have been sold worldwide, with another 10 million standalone Kinect games sold globally to date. 

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Previous Record?
By cjohnson2136 on 3/9/2011 5:26:22 PM , Rating: 2
Who held the previous record? It would be nice to know how much Xbox beat them by.

RE: Previous Record?
By cjohnson2136 on 3/9/2011 5:36:12 PM , Rating: 2
HAHAHA...apparently it beat out the iphone and ipad

if anyone knows how many units those products sold within the first two months of its release that would be awesome to know.

RE: Previous Record?
By amanojaku on 3/9/2011 5:51:17 PM , Rating: 3
iPhone, then iPad, then Kinect. Kinect averaged ~133,333 units per day (8M/60) vs. iPad at ~37,500 per day (3M/80) vs. iPhone at ~23,333 per day (1.4M/60).

RE: Previous Record?
By sigmatau on 3/10/2011 12:22:50 AM , Rating: 2
I guess MS had a better manufacturer than Nintendo too. They couldn't make enough Wiis to keep up with demand. I'm sure the Kinect sold way more than the Nintendo system, just saying. The price difference isn't much either.

RE: Previous Record?
By silverblue on 3/10/2011 3:18:03 AM , Rating: 2
The Wii isn't the number 1 bestseller anymore in various markets. I looked for something to back me up on this and apparently, in the UK last year, the 360 outsold the Wii quite handily, although it's business as usual for Nintendo in North America. Japan, however, still can't find it in itself to embrace any sort of hardware that non-Japanese companies throw out.

Make no mistake though, Kinect is helping to shift some 360s.

The US-only figures seem to paint a less rosy picture for the Wii...

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