Previously, it had stated a figure of 3 million. A study published by IDC last week estimated that the peripheral would shift between 3 and 4 million, but Microsoft has come out and bettered that guestimate. It’s now saying 5 million will be the magic number, Bloomberg reports.
This revamped estimation is based on pre-orders, retailer demand, and levels of consumer interest. With possibly a splash of chicken entrails thrown in.
If the company does manage 5 million this year, that’ll be quite some feat. Kinect is due out in the US tomorrow, and in the UK in a week’s time. All eyes will be on those opening week sales.