Three Reasons Microsoft's Kinect Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Each holiday season, there's a must-have product that sends consumers scrambling to buy it before the store shelves are bare. Years ago, that product was the Tickle Me Elmo doll, and more recently, the Nintendo Wii during its initial launch. These two products and every hot holiday item in between have shared one thing: They were all standalone products. This year is different, however. In 25 days, Microsoft has sold 2.5 million of its Kinect controller: a $150 accessory to an existing product.

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