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Tuesday, November 10

This Date in Gaming History: XBox 360's Top Selling Game

It's been a while since I've brought you a look back at the past, but today seemed an appropriate day to look back.

Back in November of 2010, Microsoft launched a peripheral that would eventually become one of the most polarizing products for their XBox Division: the Kinect. One week after the release of what was initially called Project Natal, Kinect Adventures! was made available to gamers worldwide on November 10, 2010.

It seems very odd that Kinect Adventures! would become the XBox 360's highest selling title, but that's exactly what it did.

The motion-controlled game allowed players to participate in a number of different mini-games ranging from River Rush - white water rafting - to 20,000 Leaks, a game that required you to plug as many holes in a submerged glass box that your avatar just happened to find themselves in. Another of the mini-games, Rally Ball, required players to use their limbs to hit balls back from where they came and was featured in a number of mainstream television shows leading up to the game's release, including an episode of Smallville.

All in all, the games were decent enough to have fun across generations, making them perfect for families. The title scored a rough average of 7/10 from most reviewers and the game found its way to being the game of choice in Kinect bundles, putting it in the home of nearly every Kinect owner.

The 21.57 million copies of Kinect Adventures! that sold not only eclipsed every title for the 360, but the game also outsold the highest selling title for the PlayStation 3, Grand Theft Auto V, according to GTA V sold 20.36 million copies for the PS3.

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