According to a reliable source, Microsoft Germany has reached only about 1 percent of the worldwide Kinect sensor sales figures that Microsoft announced yesterday (2.5 million) .
GfK/mediacontrol (which is the undisputed leader for sales figures in the entertainment media industry in Germany, drawing their data directly from retailers' computer systems) totaled the sold units for the stand-alone Kinect sensor (including Kinect Adventures) to only 24.187 units in Germany in the first three weeks (weeks 45, 46, 47) since the German Kinect launch on November 10th.
Media control figures represent about 70 percent of German retailers that are relevant for selling video games and peripherals, including important online shops like Amazon.de. So the actual sales might actually be higher -- but not by much. Also, bundles (Xbox 360 + Kinect) are not included in the sales figures, but they cannot amount to much, because the Kinect games still do not sell well. Some Kinect games have only reached sales figures in the triple-digit range so far in Germany, others were sold in the thousands, and only one Kinect game (Kinect Sports) has sold more than 10.000 units in the first three weeks.
This is the English summary of our German news, see the link "Quellenangaben" below.