Technologizer: Sold out products make a company look good, so it’s no surprise that Microsoft is boasting about Kinect for Xbox 360′s supposedly limited availability.
It really is true. All 5 units have been sold.
Kinect is going to break day 1 records for the most sales of a video game accessory FACT But its more than an accessory its really a brand new console already got both of mine pre-ordered luckily @below more like what am I not playing on it..... 17 total launch titles: http://majornelson.com/arch... with many more amazing games to come also from Major Nelson himself: "I am getting reports of many retailer being sold out of their Kinect pre-order allotment of, so if you have not placed your order yet you may want to take care of that." Microsoft can't keep up with the production because the demand for KINECT is just too high!
What are you playing on it? ----- @above No, no, don't just say there are 17 games at launch and then switch to how well it's selling like all 360 fanboys do. What are YOU playing on kinect, your "new console"?
It's like paying for a brand new console @toaster Haha. He's be a yoga and dance expert by christmas.
@ GreenRing Playing all of them? In 3 weeks after launch you better be fit as hell.
Should be on the one disk
"...Kinect is going to break day 1 records for the most sales of a video game accessory FACT..." Can i borrow your time machine ? I need to buy lottery tickets...
Lol you have to be the most persistent sarcastic troll on the internet.
You are ridiculous. Obvious troll saying what Microsoft feeds you...
Sure a lot of people are risking to brake something...
Listen to the first words out of GreenRing's mouth.. "Kinect is going to break day 1 records for the most SALES SALES SALES" Wake me up when Kinect has good GAMES GAMES GAMES!
Price really? After buying 1 Move bundle, 1 Move controller and 2 Navigators I am WELL over the price of Kinect. I didn't even include the charging base. That is just to get 2 people working with Move and people are saying Kinect is over priced and should be $40? Go run a charity if you want to give this stuff away. Now let's go play the superior launch titles like Kung-Fu Rider or how about TV Superstars or Start the Party. Oh, and I can't forget the lovable and very adult oriented EyePet. I just love watching him jump around and love feeding him. Yeah, there is RE5 Gold and Heavy Rain but they both play better with a controller IMO. Both of these controllers launch games are leaving much to be desired.. I'm willing to give them both a chance and see where the next wave of software goes.
Another story about this really?? We all know company's lie about this to push sales is common conduct. Sony and Nintendo do it too.
Sony: quality > quantity Microsoft: sales Nintendo: profit (from releasing underpowered cheap game machines and shovelware)
PS fanboy says PS2> quantity because it was first so I guess the first Xbox must have been quality by your logic PS fanboy now says PS3> quality because PS3 is last and 360 quantity because 360 is ahead PS3> quality because it has no quantity When news about the PS3 doing well in Japan and EU PS3 fanboys change thier tune to SALES SALES SALES. At least Xbox fanboys are consistent and not hypocritical from post to post. PS3 fanboys go back and forth because they are losing the race and have nowhere else to go.
top 5 exclusive games by metacritic 1st Super Mario Galaxy(wii) 2nd Super Mario Galaxy 2(wii) 3rd Uncharted 2(ps3) 4th LittleBigPlanet(ps3) 5th The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess(wii) sony = quantity Nintendo = quantity lol no xbox games in the top 5
"At least Xbox fanboys are consistent and not hypocritical from post to post. PS3 fanboys go back and forth because they are losing the race and have nowhere else to go." Whos losing what race? What the hell are you on about? I don't understand fanboy gibberish.
"Sony: quality > quantity " Kung-Fu Rider = 3/10 Just stop. I agree Sony does some quality stuff but they all have mis-steps.
what i do care about are games,i am disappointed in sony since the latter part of this year exclusive wise, (yes i know next year ill be singing a different tune) but ive come from playing heavy rain,mod,gow3 to now nothing. i am disappointed in ms for spending 500mill for advertising a product that doesnt live upto the hype and once the dust settles next year the articles written about kinect should be interesting, why not spend that money on real games and caring for us gamers that positioned you in the gaming world?yes US CORE GAMERS i dont think gears or HALO your GREATEST mascot sales came from the casuals? thank god for third party titles for the latter part of this year. moan over
that's crazy ! 10% of that could have been used to make an awesome game... invest in developers, buy more timed exclusives.. ok, that last part was just a jab.. dont get angry y'all.
Make Kinect work.
If you care about games, then I suggest you hold tight. Cause your in for a long ride before you see anything worth a damn on the Kinect. I mean unless you wanna play sonic riders, star wars and harry potter on rails. Yeah, I wouldn't spend my money on kinect even if I had money to blow.
Hey CORE gamer.. Did you buy Dead Rising Case Zero? How about Halo Reach?? Are you going to buy Fable 3? You've had more exclusive CORE games in the past quarter than both Sony and Nintendo. Is it that you want everything to be catered just to you? And if not you are going to whine and cry about it and throw a tantrum about how MS is a failure? I agree, I would love to see MS focus on nothing but me but this is reality mate.
Never heard of technologizer, lame name. So is Sony making up the limited supply of Move?
actually no. I had trouble getting a move controller and actually had to get the guy at gamestop to hold onto one for me when they recieved shipment. It was the last one left by the time i got there the same day.
"Sony struggles to meet Playstation Move Demand in Europe" 100% FACT! "Is Kinect for Xbox 360 Sold Out?" Blatant LIES!
I don't think anyone is saying that articles claiming the 360 is sold out are lies, it's just impossible to confirm. The product hasn't been released yet, we have no idea what the stock situation is going to be like when it does release. Just because a couple of online retailers have it selling out, that's really meaningless. Did they get 4 consoles? 4000 consoles? And what's the company's policy on cutting off pre-orders prior to launch? Do they even know how many they're getting or was this preemptive listing the items as out of stock simply so they don't overextend themselves? We simply don't know. By contrast, Move is on the market and retailers are reporting legitimate shortages and it's next to impossible to find these in stores. We can verify that there are shortages, and we know it's widespread and not just a handful of sources. We can't confirm any of that with the "Kinect is sold out" articles.
Damn microsoft and damn articles like this.. it makes us UK folk look stupid.
I dont see why anyone with informed information about kinect is actually buying it. Lack of games, over expensive for what it is. Sure there are a few mindlesses who will buy anything microsoft release just they love them so hard, but not really enough to sell out. Here is how I see it, its all marketing, tell someone somthing is almost sold out, they are going to want it more - 1)because they think everyone else wants it thats why its sold out 2)because they fear if they dont get it, they are going to be missing out Its like car salemen or houses, where they tell you someone else is interested in the house and they are going to make a bid on it or somthing. I have no doubt it is selling out in some places, but what sort of shipment size did they get? Send out a small shipment for launch, SOLD OUT all over the news, everyone is sad they missed it, Massive order 2 weeks later, everyone buys for christmas because they think its going to sell out again, but it never will.
Well everything regarding kinect has been a poor man's wii imitation, why not their marketing techniques too?
And that's just it. Microsoft are hoping that consumer ignorance and hype will sell Kinect.
@ Disagreees Truth hurts, huh?
I rather buy a wii than a 360 Kinect
you can have mine it's rubbish, I don't think it's been turned on in 6 months. An I and 3 kids ranging from 5 - 16 years.
I guess we have to wait until nov 4 to findout if MS is lying about demand for kinect or if people just writing these articles because they want it to fail. I know 4 people that are buying kinect ( not including myself) so I guess I'll findout when I walk into gamestop or bestbuy and walk out with one who's lying.
-Off Topic PS3 owners care... why??? -On Topic I hope not as I plan on getting mine at launch or maybe the day after cant be standing up in the cold..
You claim this is going to be the biggest thing in GAMING which ironacly includes nintendo and sony, people from all sides are going to look even if they arent buying. Its that simple, why do americans care if another country buys or handles nukes? And trust me you will be able to find one in some store if not online, that much is certain. Since lets face it many people are probably going to end up spending their money on a little game called call of duty black ops. I say 60 to 150 isnt a fair battle to behave specially on christmas. Not saying people wont buy the kinect, I mean you yourself are one of the many buyers. I am just saying expect to be able to find one. Unless...they purposely make a limit quantity.
You claim this is going to be the biggest thing in GAMING which ironacly includes nintendo and sony, people from all sides are going to look even if they arent buying. Its that simple, why do americans care if another country buys or handles nukes? I didnt say it was gonna be the biggest thing since gaming.. All i said was i hope not cause i want to get one lol how can anyone disagree with that lol
Supremacy his question was legit. To SONY yes, they should care but to the PS3 owner sitting in their bedroom playing video games why should he/she care? It's not going to effect them at all. Your nuke analogy is a bad one. If a nuke goes off it WILL effect me but if Kinect is a success/fail it means nothing.
how about taking that 500 mill and investing in some original games that do not involve the name Halo or Gears or Fable or better yet get a decent QA team for your 360 production lines. If all else fails you can invest that money into buying some humility for your in house developers MS or a mouth piece for Peter "someone please shut me up" molyneux.
How about you don't worry about it and let them run there company the best way they see fit.
I pity a fool who buys this at that price,.. from what it can actually do,..it should cost 30 to 40 usd max,..
They might count from their sales to the retailers or they might just buy a million Kinects (hey, they have a rumoured $500million marketing budget) for themselves so they can claim they sold a million plus, on day one. One thing they have realized, in this generation of gaming machines, is if you say something enough times, it becomes true*. The art of psychological marketing ala Microsoft Xbox division. *Even if it's not true, if everybody believes it is true...then it must be true? (? or .) :-)
I live in Florida, I pre ordered one the day after E3. I tried to pre order another one to give as a gift to my little brother for the holidays, Gamestop is done taking pre orders for them here. Too much demand they said. I've seen this same situation all over, and while I do think companies do this to try to push consoles, like Nintendo or Sony with the PS2 and PS3 now, I think with all the pre orders and hype with Kinect that Microsoft would want everyone to buy one who want's one. I know I'm excited for it. To each their own though, if it's not your thing then that is fine, but leave those of us alone that are actually looking forward to it. When millions sell at launch, it should really end this debate. GG.
We tell you what you want to hear and nothing else.
WHy would you buy kinect over fallout new vegas,cod black ops, etc. You are throwing money away being an asshat that wont listen to the fact that kinect sucks. Then a few weeks later you will be trading in kinect to get those very games and the trade in price will suck lol. the damage will have already been done. Stop buying freaking kinect because I want more exclusives and hardcpre x360 games next year. Right now all we got is gears although its epic i dont want to play just one game next year because some smartarse wanted to no listen and be some kind of dare devil and buy kinect for the lulz.
Dude you can't change other peoples likes or dislikes. Would you like if I go to your house and tell you what to buy or eat? Dude give it a rest because for you ,maybe a piece of shit but for others are gold. Haven't you heard the saying one mans junk its another man treasure??
When it's all said and done microsoft will have made this money back. The thing about move is, it's not a system seller 98% of people who bought move had a ps3 already. Yes I guessed percentage but out obviously didn't boost there sales. Kinect will actually sell systems. The fact that you save $50 on the bundle is a huge draw. It still bothers me I had to downgrade to just the kinect cause I'm going to get a laptop next week, but of well $150 is nothing when your a buyer of rockband and guitar hero games. Kinect sports is looking like a must buy. Dance Central,Kinect Sports, and Kinect Adventures sounds like tons of fun :)
I can't see any true gamers buying vs familys that think it is the new thing to get their kids to work out. So you are almost right about girls, but it isn't just one sex.
I don't think we should anyone's word about shortages or preorder sell outs to heart but Microsoft are well known liars.Out of all the three companies they lie the most. e.g. features in Fable that didn't exist, the actual percentage of 360s RRODing, Kinect features that are not included in the final product and Kinect being faster then a controller (saw it being played, not a chance) etc.
It's a scare tactic from M$. Im certain Kinect will sale, but it won't be sold out. M$ is trying to create a demand for it.
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