Anaylst: Microsoft will ship “3 million Kinects this year”

By Joe Anderson, Thursday, 17 June 2010 10:07 GMT

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Colin Sebastian, financial analyst for  Lazard Capital Markets has stated that he expects Microsoft to ship three million Kinect devices worldwide in CY10.

Speaking in a note (via Industry Gamers), Sebastian said:

“With the Kinect motion sensor, games will initially include fitness, dance, sports and kart racing, suggesting that Microsoft is targeting the Wii audience.”

“Microsoft is planning for a global release of Kinect in November (price point TBD), with 15 titles available at launch. We expect roughly 3M units of Kinect to ship worldwide in CY10, with Microsoft selling Kinect on its own or as part of a hardware bundle.”

Kinect was given most of the attenditon at Microsoft’s press event on Monday, where the company revealed that the device will launch on November 4 in the US with 15 launch titles.

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