Submitted by journovampire 1583d ago | news

No Kinect stock in UK on launch day - GAME stores

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. (Industry, Kinect, Xbox 360)

MrMccormo  +   1583d ago
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!"
Shaka2K6  +   1583d ago
"KINECT HAS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE!" microsoft dirty tricks at it again.
KingME  +   1583d ago
Stop trolling
Yeah, kind of like how Move controllers are 2 to 4 weeks out at amazon.

@MrCcormo - Try reading the article next time.
Zir0  +   1583d ago
There will be a lot of trolling to come, Kinect selling well is every PS3 fanboys nightmare.
Why o why  +   1583d ago
'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.
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Unicron  +   1583d ago
It should be every GAMER'S nightmare until they actually show compelling software... same goes for Move.
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cliffbo  +   1583d ago
sorry, but that is exactly what is happening here.
n4gno  +   1583d ago
@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 :)
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SilentNegotiator  +   1583d ago
"Kinect selling well is every PS3 fanboys nightmare"

You mean every CORE GAMER's worst nightmare.
hennessey86  +   1583d ago
lucky for me
my girlfriend has already pre orderd it for me from game YEEEAAAAHHHH
moodymofo  +   1583d ago
yea lucky you
did you cheat on her or somthin?because id be wondering what i did wrong to deserve something like that
hennessey86  +   1583d ago
no my friend i actually want kinect, you see im a gamer and i have move now i want kinect
Scotland-The-Brave  +   1583d ago
just out of curiosity, what kinect titles are you planning on purchasing?

cliffbo  +   1583d ago
'lucky for me' is not a phrase i would associate with said product
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redfirm  +   1583d ago
wait is it a friend or girlfriend ? im confused.. couse if its a friend just dump him and buy the move...u get it ...
bustamove  +   1583d ago
If Kinect sells, say goodbye to the hardcore games.

Just saying.
Philoctetes  +   1583d ago
"say goodbye to the hardcore games"
On the 360, yeah. On the PS3, there's more than I have time to play.
bustamove  +   1583d ago
Um...that's what I meant.
r1sh12  +   1583d ago
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?
ryuzu   1583d ago | Off topic | show
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BrianG  +   1583d ago
@ Jack,

Deleted my comment, Jacks was declared Off Topic. So no reason respond.
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darkride66  +   1583d ago
A bit of a different storey with other UK Retailers.
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.
gamingdroid  +   1583d ago
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...
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Hades1337  +   1583d ago
The same Chips that have had to close all their stores and made all their staff redundant? Yeah they seem like reliable business experts...
corneliuscrust  +   1583d ago
Good point.
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Droid Control  +   1583d ago
I can't believe it!
People actually want this sh!t.
I mean, GAME are sold out already!
Apollyn  +   1583d ago
No there not, They are still taking deposits, Game are only ordering the stock that is alas deposited for customers.
btk  +   1583d ago
Maybe they are expecting it to fail and don't want to have stock sitting on the shelves.
Apollyn  +   1583d ago
Nope there not they are pushing it like mad. Like insanely mad they think its the next big thing
Thecraft1989  +   1583d ago
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.
YoshiMeetsU  +   1583d ago
"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.
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SmokeyMcBear  +   1583d ago
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.
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Omega4  +   1583d ago
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.
strickers   1583d ago | Personal attack | show
8-bit   1583d ago | Trolling | show
Shadow Flare  +   1583d ago
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.
KingME  +   1583d ago
Really Shadow Flare
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.
Hades1337  +   1583d ago
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.
Shadow Flare  +   1583d ago
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
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8-bit  +   1583d ago
Yeah the Kinect titles are awful..
Bigpappy  +   1583d ago
Exactly Omega
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.
Clarence  +   1583d ago
Sounds to me like their trying to use fear tactics to push sales.
units  +   1583d ago
something tell me kinect will be this years Buzz Lightyear
expect parents battling it out over this device
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Scotland-The-Brave  +   1583d ago
Yeah, battling it out to see who can return it first
btk  +   1583d ago
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.
Zir0  +   1583d ago
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.
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Apotheosize  +   1583d ago
There will be tons of stock 2 hours later.
MrMccormo  +   1583d ago
SmokeyMcBear  +   1583d ago
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.
tiamat5  +   1583d ago
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
Cloudberry  +   1583d ago
English isn't my native language but...
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.
LightofDarkness  +   1583d ago
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.
shotgun_ps3  +   1583d ago
It's just yet another form
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.
strickers  +   1583d ago
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.
slutface   1583d ago | Trolling | show
rwarner174  +   1583d ago
So many stupid people out there in the world.
sackgirl  +   1583d ago
Business trick
They want you to preorder it.
MaximusPrime  +   1583d ago
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
divideby0  +   1583d ago
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
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Apollyn  +   1583d ago
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 ¬_¬
mac_sparrow  +   1583d ago
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.
Apollyn  +   1583d ago
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 !
KillerPwned  +   1583d ago
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.
tigertom53  +   1583d ago
no way
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
GuruStarr78  +   1583d ago
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!
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Gears_of_War_3  +   1583d ago
Kinect is gonna Sky Rocket Sales this Holidays
While Move was sent to death.
dizzleK  +   1583d ago
Between Halo, Kinect, no games this fall and Move being dead on arrival, the ps3 fanboys must be losing their minds.
divideby0  +   1583d ago
I just cant wait to see all the home vids on the net with Kin... people getting smacked and kicked in the face, maybe a coronary from some fat and not in good shape folks
tiamat5   1583d ago | Trolling | show
hoops  +   1583d ago
Let the hate continue......
zenghangyu4   1583d ago | Spam
hazelamy  +   1583d ago
sounds to me like the people in the stores are talking up the rarity of the product to secure more preorders.
not the first time i've seen that technique used.
pretty low tactic from those guys.

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