There’s no doubt about the success of the Xbox, but Microsoft’s latest claim might have some scratching their heads. First it’s iPhone “funerals,” and now making some pretty bold claims about Kinect sales.
The company is citing strong pre-orders and the usual seasonal holiday boost to back up their claim. A spokesman for the Kinect is now saying that the unit will easily out-duel the iPad in sales.
“The preorders have been really strong. As far as what we’re looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that’ll blow away any of the sales you’ve seen with iPad,” said Microsoft Game Studios manager Kudo Tsunoda, upon being asked what the device’s successes would be.
Kinect is slated to launch in North America on November 4. Tsunoda thinks that the device’s “deep gameplay” will give it the assist it needs to sail past the iPad.
Buuuut, the Kinect will have some lofty numbers to live up to. As we all know by now, Apple sold over 1 million iPads in 28 days, and 3 million in its first quarter.
UBS Investment Research is also venturing that Apple will sell 28 million iPads in 2011, going so far to say that estimate might even be on the “conservative” side.
What do you think about Microsoft’s latest claim readers? Does the Kinect have a chance of catching up to the iPad? Not so much? Feel free to leave your predictions below!
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