There will be no Kinect stock available to buy in the UK come launch day on November 10 - according to the stores of national retailer GAME.
Ooops. Difficult to launch something when stores don't even carry it. Or is this in preparation of Microsoft announcing "KINECT HAS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE!"
Yeah, kind of like how Move controllers are 2 to 4 weeks out at amazon.
@MrCcormo - Try reading the article next time.
@KingME There will be a lot of trolling to come, Kinect selling well is every PS3 fanboys nightmare.
dont you mean the core 360 gamers worst nightmare cause if this explodes you can probably expect even less new core ip's and exclusives than you have now as MS will shift even more of its resources to it. You actually wanna hope its in between so MS doesnt forget who got them where they are imo.
It should be every GAMER'S nightmare until they actually show compelling software... same goes for Move.
sorry, but that is exactly what is happening here.
@kingme, the differences is : you could buy move, but after 2,3 days, it was really sold out (and the numbers of players here playing with it prove that stocks where relatively importants)
@Lol at jokeonyou and others denial's brothers :)
"Kinect selling well is every PS3 fanboys nightmare" You mean every CORE GAMER's worst nightmare.
my girlfriend has already pre orderd it for me from game YEEEAAAAHHHH
did you cheat on her or somthin?because id be wondering what i did wrong to deserve something like that
no my friend i actually want kinect, you see im a gamer and i have move now i want kinect
just out of curiosity, what kinect titles are you planning on purchasing? @moodymofo lol
'lucky for me' is not a phrase i would associate with said product
wait is it a friend or girlfriend ? im confused.. couse if its a friend just dump him and buy the move...u get it ...
If Kinect sells, say goodbye to the hardcore games. Just saying.
On the 360, yeah. On the PS3, there's more than I have time to play.
Um...that's what I meant.
Its pretty much pre-orders, Im sure game were given an allocation which they have now met just from Pre-orders. I think Move sold fairly well so far, but for most people the PS3 is more of a media centre than just a gaming console. Also, I have no idea why but in general xbox customers tend to buy all the additional stuff aftermarket. Why dont PS3 customers buy all the add on equipment and peripherals?
@ Jack, Deleted my comment, Jacks was declared Off Topic. So no reason respond.
The head of the UK retailer CHIPS doesn't think Kinect will sell or move consoles. "In some ways Microsoft has missed the boat. Over the last two years the casual market has been declining rapidly." "I don’t think it’s going to add any hardware sales." I guess we'll find out in a couple of months.
Did you look at the amazon.com (US) pre-orders? Now Game (UK) is reporting they are selling out. Some guy THINKS it isn't selling out, versus companies telling you it is selling briskly. Who to believe? Especially coming from you! Not biased at all...
The same Chips that have had to close all their stores and made all their staff redundant? Yeah they seem like reliable business experts...
People actually want this sh!t.
I mean, GAME are sold out already!
No there not, They are still taking deposits, Game are only ordering the stock that is alas deposited for customers.
Maybe they are expecting it to fail and don't want to have stock sitting on the shelves.
Nope there not they are pushing it like mad. Like insanely mad they think its the next big thing
Apollyn Is right with anything like this game will just buy what they pre order my bro works at game they have not had a single pre orders as of yet at the store he works at.
"Confusingly, the retailer's head office seems to disagree - informing CVG that it is not aware of any such shortage. However, the HQ has admitted that the peripheral has the "potential to sell out on release day" Translation: The guy making minimum wage behind the cash register does not know what he is talking about. Going to sell out like crazy. The only thing standing between Kinect being the hottest ticket this holiday is the 3DS and I think if that gets a 2010 announcement it will only be Japan.
you totally contradicted yourself. The guy behind the cash register is sayings its sold out and they're going like hotcakes.. then corporate says the guy doesnt know what he's saying.. .sooooo.. yeah.
What a surprise....NOT lol. For once preordering early actually made a difference. Feel sorry for those people who thought they could just walk in and buy one, and of cause for all the casuals who aren't even aware of it yet.
From what ive gathered on this site, the people who are buying it are buying it just for the dash board. Not even for the games. Brilliant. $150 to whizz a menu to the right with your hand. But i guess its between that or playing a bunch of kinetc games which have shown absolutely zero improvement on old eyetoy games. Just look at the launch titles.
That's almost like me saying I bought move, to light up my crawspace when I have to go under the house. If you have gather that from this site, they you need to learn to take better notes as that's not the general consensus.
Using N4G as a source of research is about a useful as a chocolate teapot. I love how all the Kinect haters are now giving pitiful reason for the device actually selling, after stating that it would NEVER sell. The Kinect launch titles are no better or worse than the Move launch titles, which are all amazing according to consensus of opinion on this site. I guess I just validated my own analogy above.
I'm sorry, I should have gone down the street and held a survey of 100 people before I commented. That was just a quick sample of 360 gamers opinions I saw on n4g. Shoot me. Haven't seen any buying the thing for any game in particular, just for the dash board. I didn't claim that was what everyone in the world would do. It's just something I noticed on n4g from 360 owners. Geez. And yeah, we all know Moves launch line up is no spring chicken either, but it has games which works brilliantly with move. Sports Champions, RUSE and Echochrome ii are all ones I've been very impressed with. Now tell me what kinetc games you'll be buying. Because from what I've seen, the move games I mentioned above look far more immersive and enjoyable to the core gamer then jumping when skittles needs to jump a hedge and sticking your butt out when you need to drift round a corner in Joyride And to the guy above, if you're bothered enough to check, you'll find comments in the past where I've said kinect would sell well at launch because of microsofts massive advertising campaign. That's pretty freaking obvious because that's what Microsoft do. Market things like hell. But if kinetc doesn't get good praise from the street like move has been getting, then the only way it will be heading is down. You should be hoping it fails. Unless you want Microsoft to focus most of their resources on the casual market
Yeah the Kinect titles are awful..
I ordered mine the day after E3. I just know that the store are going to sell out. I don't want to have to elbow any kid's Mom over this thing. But I already have this as my kids Christmas gift w/Xbox360-S. Got the add-on for myself. The casuals can have what is left or wait until after the holidays.
Sounds to me like their trying to use fear tactics to push sales.
expect parents battling it out over this device
Yeah, battling it out to see who can return it first
I think you are right... Buy it - take it back to the store... Kinect is going to be King. King of the record returns of a peripheral.
Wow I'm shocked. And Kinect is more expensive in the UK than anywhere else. MS might be right about this being the biggest platform launch in the history of gaming.
There will be tons of stock 2 hours later.
so whats the article saying? That headquarters told something to their store staff to tell the public, and they are denying it? I'm not sure what the article is trying to say. It basically comes off as that GAME HQ had a meeting on what the store manager have to say to the public, basically that the kinect is sold out/going to sell out, but then HQ is saying that its not the case. Weird.
So in other words some message was sent about shortages that someone denied was true. So what does that prove? Talk about desperately clinging to Kinect rumors
. I'm confused about this, lol. "It basically comes off as that GAME HQ had a meeting on what the store manager have to say to the public, basically that the kinect is sold out/going to sell out, but then HQ is saying that its not the case." PS: @SmokeyMcBear. You probably the 2nd user I've ever seen with lots of bubbles.
Kinect pre-orders are immense here. There will be few available units that aren't pre-orders on launch day. I don't even like Kinect, but it's undeniable: this thing will sell huge over the holidays.
of the "you can't come in" technique invented by Eric Cartman. Many business over the years have done this technique and if it can revitalise an old theme park it should sell billions of Kinects.
I know for a fact that a local GAME had 200 preorders for Kinect and 5 for Move,a week before Move launched.Success has never been a measure of quality,look at the Wii.It's sold faster than PS2,possibly the best console software line up ever.
So many stupid people out there in the world.
They want you to preorder it.
Kinect buyer will get bored after a mere month.. Suddenly realised they bought a expensive peripheral that do them no good. I predict an invasion of moaners against MS
1st is CVG, 2nd its MS..and we know MS never lies The store just probably does not want to stock the # of units MS is making them buy at launch in fear they will get stuck with stock. (retail works this way) I am not buying Kin. this year (over priced and crap games). When it can play REAL games, I will consider buying one. I dont know anyone on my Live Bud list buying one and I know for sure, noone I personally know is even remotely interested in one. Amazon, TRU, are still taking pre-orders
My store is still taking Deposits, So Simples! Also any1 that puts a deposit down in our store has the potential too win a copy of Kinect Raffle style. Sigh and i have too do the midnight launch ¬_¬
You have my sympathy. I worked for them for years to pay for my courses. The introduction of red/green KPI tracking and needing 5 out of 6 was a good day. I used to hit them 99% of the time, missed a day or two (because funnily people know what they want to spend) and my boss called me up on it. I told him where to go and left the next week.
pressure sales on minimum wage, Ah well gotta pay bills ! you would think the manager would give the store copy of kinect too a member of staff as an incentive but no :( . Not that i want it. Its the principle !
Ah that sucks for people that wont preorder it. If MS wants to make something out of this they better have a strong supply ready to ship out. No matter what this is gonna be in high demand with Christmas coming up. But so will the Move also. I`m giving kinect some time to adapt and till i can get it cheaper. I`m not shelling out $150+tax for one little motion controller that does not really have a first strong line up.
if they are expecting to sell over 3 million am sure they have the supply and then some to cover any lack in any store. lol
hopefully MS will just announce Kinect was a big joke. They made the whole thing up, they are instead going to release Xbox 720. Kinect was a front to get the jumpstart on everyone in the next gen console race!
While Move was sent to death.