Amazon US is all out of stock for the Xbox Kinect Sensor that includes Kinect Adventures – Luckily though, you can still buy from Amazon resellers and they've got the bundles available too. Best Buy is all out as well...
Amazon us is out of kinect sensors and kinect customers are out of sense. Ps. The talon stands for talented
well, then Amazon CO UK and Amazon DE are out of sense as well.. ow and Best Buy customers as well :S. You're basically saying the whole world has gone crazy...
Which all seems strange since I barely know anyone who knows anything about Kinect - and that's both gamers and non-gamers whether 360 owners or not. Where has that MS marketing budget gone? How are these stores selling out of (pre-orders of) a product no one knows about? All seems strange to me - this isn't another Wii in terms of buzz, yet there are these occasional reports of demand... Well, guess we'll see next week. r.
kinect has been available for preorder on Amazon and at Best Buy for quite some time, and its constantly moved up the bestseller charts on Amazon, in the past everything that makes it into Amazons top 5 best sellers usually has pretty good sales when NPD results come out. Micro certainly isn't going to announce a goal of 3mil before the end of the year and then not give stores enough units to make it possible. aahhh but yeah just go with conspiracy theory #3092, lol if I didn't know any better I'd think your comments sound like you're butthurt, but either way the sales are going to speak for themselves. JOY edit: ryuzu + 22m ago ^^ But pre-orders on Amazon/BB are not commitments to purchase - they are "intentions" to purchase but can still be cancelled at no loss to the consumer. The device can't be "sold out" until the store has fulcilled its orders. r. #8.3 -"bu, bu, but its not sales!" [pulls hair out] lol, butthurt confirmed
As I said from my experience with both Kinect and Move, I have to say both offer very similar experiences, but at the end of the day I have to go with Move for 3 reasons. 1. Kinect still has a little bit of lag still. It's not game ruining, but it's still there, and lighting and other things may prevent you from having the ideal space for using Kinect. Move has the same problem, but to a much lesser degree. Every Kinect demo I've seen has been in a well lit room with 6 foot space between you and the camera. The games all work, but they look very Wii inspired (At least Sony tried to make their Wii Sports knock off look different). 2. Buttons. Move has buttons Kinect doesn't, MS needs to show that Kincet and play hardcore games like FPS and TPS. If not Move is the better device. 3. Games. Move has proven they have games. If you get the PS3 console Move bundle then you have a decent array to choose from, but starting next year PS Move is going to have hardcore game after hardcore game released. Little Big Planet 2, Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, MLB, No More Heroes, Heroes on the Move, SOCOM 4, Sly Collection, Sorcery, and more. The only hardcore games from Kinect are Forza, Project Draco, and Rise of Nightmares. Everything else is a Dance or Get Fit game. And that's nice for trying to get the Wii audience, but what about hardcore gamers.
From what I hear talking to local stores in the Seattle area(MS home area), is that the individual sensors will be in limited supply. They are trying to push the console bundles, so they will be putting most of their stock into them instead of selling them individually. This helps them with 2 goals: getting new customers, and getting current customers to get the slim. That is why the individual units are selling out.
The console bundles are still available in most places so it seems it's mostly existing XBox owners buying it so far.
Ohhhh noessss the world has got no sense because they bought a product you dont like.........
is strong with you young troll walker
and so it begins @Dylantalon1: and the Move custo....ouch sorry is there anyone?
Well, it could be a 'move' (no pun intended) by Microsoft in creating a hype ofcourse
but the question remains... u are the crowd MS is aiming at ?? in all iviews they say Core Gamers is for Kinect aswell but the only people i see interested on this are... Casuals... im confused.....
Guess hardcore gamers like the 'minority report' effect of it all..
everyone likes the minority report effect.. unfortunately for those fooled, Kinect can't provide it.
How about we wait for some reviews before making statements like these?
no need, homie. if kinect could do that stuff, msoft wouldve shown it. we would see five thousand videos of it, and everyone would be like "wow!". but you've seen what kinect can do
for educated people its a camera
Kinect features an "RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software", which provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities. The depth sensor consists of an infrared projector combined with a monochrome CMOS sensor, and allows the Kinect sensor to see in 3D under any ambient light conditions. Name one divice that does ^^^ that.
umm... I can do that without any tech. XD
i would like to see it work in people's homes before i give it the best tech ever GI,GT,gamespot and ign have been saying we won't get the these for reviews because MS doesn't want any bad rap so you tell me as a core gamer i ain't blind and for all who say this will see well guess what move has already sold close to 3 million so will sell and already sold see the difference
dont even try..these playstation fanatics will always claim that kenect is a ps eye rip off and that move is completely different than the wii mote. Ms cannot do anything right for them.
I'll believe that BS when I see it - working, without lag, in a semi darkened room with someone wearing black clothes and standing 3ft in front of the sensor in a 8x10 room.
haha EyeToy or even the Eye can't do what Kinect does. How long are we going to perpetuate that fud here?
Joyride, Kinectimals, Ricochet.. and all the rest. Its not fud if its proven Eyetoy already does the majority of Kinect games, as do basic webcams. U guys are happy that MS is fooling people :)
* Color VGA Motion Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS * Depth Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS * Array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition http://store.microsoft.com/...
Yes, Microsoft isn't providing Gamespot and IGN the Kinect games early because they are worried about bad reviews. http://www.gamespot.com/sho... http://www.ign.com/videos/2... SMH
Can you provide a link to Sony sold 3 million moved. Because all links point to Sony "SHIPPED" over 2.5 million moved. Which is a big difference.
@JasonW What are you talking about. It's coming out in a little over a week, most review copies are generally out a week or 2 before the launch of the product.
@Abizzel1 I'm not sure what your point is. The Kinect and several of its initial games were sent to IGN and GameSpot on October 26th. Thus, Microsoft is not hiding the games from being reviewed as asserted above and elsewhere on N4G. Are you saying that these corporate sites cannot write reviews for these games by November 4th? The first wave of games are not exactly complicated or deep. As for when retail review copies are provided, 1-2 weeks is hardly the rule. @disagree Not sure how someone can disagree with links...perhaps those couple of people thought I was being straight and not sarcastic. My apologies if that was the case. I thought the "SMH" was the giveaway.
No I'm saying it's almost time for the reviews to come out so everyone should have the hardware and software in their offices by now. MS can't try to hide anything (not that they have to), because Kinect is coming out soon.
I guess the Move is like Wii Motion Plus right?
Exactly like wii-mote plus.
nothing against this, but i love how there is an article down the home page saying that the move is sold out at walmart and 20 minutes later we get this..
its like xbox360 has no games than 20min later a new article telling us all the xbox360 exclusives same for ps3 lol just be gamers i don't care about either motion control i like dual shock 3 and will be gaming with it for a long long time hopefully
i dont understand all these fanboys trying to defend all of this motion controlls crap. Be it controller free or with a magical dildo with a glowing ball on top, all i smell is bullshit. unless you were excited for the wii and all of the crapware that came with it. i dont see any reason to get excited or defend any of this garbage. because TBH all i see coming is SHOVELWARE 2.0
i agree, and what will be worse is if msoft makes a boat load of money on it, thats when the real shovelware begins. once they think they can make $$$$ of of kinect, 50% of 360 games will be crap motion games
By limiting the units they create hype. Which is a known market strategy used by all companies. So yeah, meh.
yep i remember sony doing this with the playstation slim. Yet when that happened all of the sony fanatics instead of crying foul, they were using it as prove that Sony would sell even better if it wasnt for the alleged shortage.
Not many retailers left with stock now, all major ones are sold out.
Available for pre-order from Microsoft store @ http://bit.ly/a65tX9
I find Fred Myers has large stock of products when everybody else is out. Got my first 360 in April 2006 like that and my 250gig 360 slim in Aug like that as well. I made a terrible mistake of not preordering Kinect underestimating the casual demand needs. I hope I can do the same with Kinect on the 5th/payday. I didn't want to pay the steep preorder fee I'm sure millions were thinking the same so imagine the actual standard sales will be explosive as the preorders hardly reflect the true demand due to people not being use to or willing putting down so much for a preorder
Its still available online there. You can probably go to the store and get it from them directly.
My local GS has stopped preorders twice already they currently have them but who knows if you don't have money now like the the guy above you is saying.
When does this Kinect come out? How could it be selling out if it hasn't been released yet?
Ever heard of Pre-order?
Errr, have you never heard of pre orders? You know what pre orders are, don't you?
^^ But pre-orders on Amazon/BB are not commitments to purchase - they are "intentions" to purchase but can still be cancelled at no loss to the consumer. The device can't be "sold out" until the store has fulcilled its orders. r.
Kinect is going to sell like crazy! Will it be that much fun? Probably not. The Wii wasn't really a whole lot of fun to me at launch either though...and people loved it! It wasn't until Wario Ware came out that I really wanted one.
good news for Microsoft afters allocating a huge amount for advertising this
I really don't get all the hate for Kinect. Sure it might not be to everyone's liking but if its expands the 360's userbase, then this is a good thing, right? I didn't see all this hate when the PS2 sold over 140 million (of which I was one, well I actually went through 3 PS2's), maybe there is an ulterior motive for the hate. Can't quite put my finger on it, I wonder what it might be?
Sony fanboys hate kinect because they know its going to bigger than move. They figure if they make fun of it enough, it will at least make them feel better about buying the wii motion plus(shit, I meant to say Move).
Kinect IS going to be bigger than Move. Move is a better product...with better games...from better studios. Kinect IS going to be bigger than Move though. We aren't concerned about sales. We just don't believe you guys when you say you're excited about Kinect. It's unrealistic and we want you to apologize.
I'm a big PS Fanboy but don't get me wrong, motion gaming fails in general and Kinect just LOOKS way worse then PS Move because; 1. It aint got games and 2. If it does got games most of them are gonna be on rails, which frankly is LAME I played with the Wii several times, sure its fun for several games like Zelda and the Mario series but that's about it and it gets old quick
Funny how this has nothing to do with the PS2.
It has everything to do with the PS2. Do you think the 140 million PS2 users were the hardest of the hardest hardcore gamers? Or do you think there were quite a few casual gamers in there? MS just want to expand there userbase and there is nothing wrong with that.
Putting aside the fact that you're being facetious... ...most people dislike Kinect because it represents ignorance in our culture. What we've seen (and played, if you've played it somewhere, like myself), it's not exactly the next great thing. It does exactly what the PlayStation Eye games did on PS3. (All 2 of them. Lol.) There is a reason Sony didn't go with strictly a camera. I'm playing Move as we speak. (Get Fit with Mel B) It's precise. Precision is important. It reduces LAG and frustration as a result.
The PS2 deserved its success. The PS3 is not a worthy successor to the PS2. And when the dust settles and the new generation of systems comes forth, you're going to see the PS3 on a lot of end of year lists as the system that never really realized its true potential. This is coming from someone who owns all three systems by the way, and not a raging Xbox fanboy.
What does a motion camera have to do with a console? Kinect is an add-on not a system.
lets say msoft sells 3 million kinects. "expanding the userbase" as you put it. they make a ton of profit, and msoft jumps for joy. then, msoft game studios and rare start pumping out kinect games, because hey, theres 3 million in the wild, right? truth is msoft doesnt have many internal studios in order with which to make games, so one could deduce that any time spent making those casual games, is time NOT spent making core stuff. why do you think msoft abandoned the original xbox after 4 years? once their studios started developing 360 games, there was nobody to make first party games anymore. hence msoft pulling first party dev support as the xbox died a horrible year long death
I must be the only one in the world with not enough space in my living room for this device.
Just curious, how many ft of space do you have?
What do you have like a 4 inch living room?
I live in a little box, paying enormous rent. Aaaah life in San Francisco. Oh wow, look at the disagrees, those people must have been to my place and thought otherwise.
You are not the only one that doesn't have space. A lot of people don't even know how much space you need. They will find out when they get it home and have to remodel so they can play it lol. Why you got disagrees for that comment I don't know.
You can still pre-order from Microsoft store @ http://bit.ly/a65tX9
does this mean I can start submitting articles about how well the leap frog sells? Since obviously tech that non-gamers buy is really important to News for Gamers. edit: I've already begun. sorry disagree, but this is the only way. If we're gonna sit here and take Kinect seriously, we gotta take the LeapFrog seriously. I didn't want this, but you guys have made such a push to follow what non-gamers buy, you've left me no choice.