As reported by a Microsoft press release, the millionth Sidewinder Force Feedback shipped from Redmond last week. Nearly 1,450 of the sticks were sold in retail outlets, the remaining 998,550 were given away to the attendees of the Computer Game Developer's Conference (CGDC). Microsoft's tradition of handing out the Sidewinders at CGDC over the last two years has helped many game developers learn how to add support for the stick in their forthcoming games, as well as how to sell the sticks on the online auction site eBay.
National Game Review would like to take a moment to thank Microsoft for their efforts, and the dozen Sidewinder Force Feedback Joysticks our staff took home from CGDC this year alone. (and four Sidewinder Wheels) You can rest assured that we'll do our best to help them reach their goal of two million by this time next year!