“We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect, and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “With sales already exceeding two and a half million units in just 25 days, we are on pace to reach our forecast of 5 million units sold to consumers this holiday.” (tisková zpráva)
Stačilo málo, šance na odměnu 2000 dolarů (Open Kinect project) za cestu k získání Open Source ovladače pro Microsoft Kinect. Kinect je podle Philipa Torrone z Adafruit Industries hacknutý (Microsoft Kinect Hacked? Already?!). Microsoft ke snaze o hack poskytl následující prohlášení:
Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products. With Kinect, Microsoft built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce the chances of product tampering. Microsoft will continue to make advances in these types of safeguards and work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant.
Oslavovat hacknutí je sice možná trochu předčasné – jak Johnny 5 is alive!!! (Kinect NUI Motor Control) ukazuje, povedlo se zatím pouze napojit Kinect na PC a číst data z měřiče zrychlení.