Kinect had its doubters, myself included, but it seems like it is finally time to declare that Microsoft's peripheral has been a resounding success. At CES today Microsoft announced that it has sold over 8 million Kinects, which has helped push Xbox 360 unit sales to over 50 million.
It seems that not only has Kinect been successful, its success has also helped push the Xbox 360 towards a new mainstream market. It's strange - over Christmas it seemed that, personally, family gaming sessions, which usually circulated around a Nintendo Wii and Wii Bowling, was now all about drunken parents making a fool of themselves on Dance Central. My very own mother even called me on the phone to talk about buying an Xbox 360 - which is a surefire sign that a tech product has gone mainstream.
What do you guys think? Is it too early to declare Kinect a resounding success? And is there mileage in the device? Let us know in the comments below.