As Kinect Sells Out, Xbox 360 Kinect Bundles Sales Rocket


"As we reported last week, Amazon sold out of the suddenly scarce Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect!

In addition, the Kinect Sensor is sold out at Gamestop,, Newegg, BestBuy, and most other retailers. We did find it still available at the Microsoft Store though (go figure):

As the base unit is sold out, it appears that the new Xbox 360 Kinect console bundles are also seeing some traction on the best seller charts. The Kinect bundles have surpased the base Xbox 360 console units as of this morning.

Will these console bundles also be in short supply as well?"

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MURKERR2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

Im trying to think of a company that advertise better only thing that comes to mind is apple but even apple dont advertise as aggressively nor do they need to they have the strongest following in electronics

previewing kinect on oprah was such a smart move,good luck to microsoft

Anton Chigurh2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

Congratulation to MS. It seems like they hit the jackpot.

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

"It seems as though Microsoft has not made enough units available to retailers, meaning numbers were low to start."

taken from an earlier article on N4G.

ct032485d ago

"It seems as though Microsoft has not made enough units available to retailers, meaning numbers were low to start."

So how do you deduct "low numbers" from the fact that there aren't enough units?

If 20 people want it, but there are only 15 units --> "not enough units"

If 2,000,000 people want it, but there are "only" 1,500,000 units --> "not enough units"

JsonHenry2485d ago

I ordered mine from Kmart of all places. They didnt even make my buy it in a bundle. Supposed to be on my doorstep Friday.

Hope my wife and kids enjoy it...

Aquanox2485d ago

Wow, kinect numbers will be demolishing.

Cevapi882485d ago

people took the move vs kinect sales article with a grain of salt and most were objective about it...yet when an article like this comes out and says that it has sold out when it isnt out yet, id like to see people remain objective, yet they are praising the prodcut when it hasnt even released...if you are going to state facts in one thread, dont change your statement from what is right to something that is still up in the air since the product has yet to come out...

insomnium2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

True. Sadly the device brings NOTHING to us gamers on this site though. Show me one video of it working properly and after that show me something to get excited about that is coming to Kinect.

I'm SURE the x360 fanboys will say all this negativity towards Kinect comes from insecurity but...wth...I don't care nor do I want to keep saying the same OBVIOUS things over and over. I simply don't care what they think. Let them hang on to their dream for a little while longer.

Pyscho_Mantis2485d ago

I heard that is some reatilers microsoft only supplied 10 units as they did not expect a midnoght launch queue

n4gno2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

They hope 5 millions for the holyday season, not so high expectation (move is already at 1 m us + 3 millions europe).

by the way, lol[email protected] blogs adds being accepted as "news" ...HawtWired ? LOL

and biggest LOl to the hardcore fanboyz happy to see some kinect potential sales (pathetic, so desperated), and ignoring the facts : ps3 sold better than Xbox since the beginning (gap is now non existent) "bubububu shipped/sold bubububu" (every gamer know that only ms give shipped numbers for consoles)

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deadreckoning6662485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

Doesn't this come out on Friday? How did it already sell out? Do they mean that all the PRE-ORDERS sold out? Damn, guess that means that you had to pre-order it if you want it this week then. If Microsoft plans for this to be a success, they should supply more to meet demand.

@FordGTGuy- Really? I had no idea. I was actually planning on going to Bestbuy around launch time to see if they had a Kinect kiosk somewhere. I guess ill go on Friday :)

"Kinect is like a hot chick
Everybody wants a piece of that fine A$$."

Yeah, but with a hot gotta pay LOL. I'm not sure if I want Kinect, but I KNOW I wanna try it out.

Anton Chigurh2485d ago

Everybody wants a piece of that fine A$$.

dead_eye2485d ago

@FordGTGuy Are there any reviews online for kinect yet??

stevenhiggster2485d ago

Strange thing, I don't know of anyone who is even remotely interested in kinect and other than proper gamers I don't know anyone who's even heard of it? So who the fuck is placing all these pre orders?!

FordGTGuy2485d ago

or any gaming website for that matter and don't know what Kinect is well... you fail at gaming.

lowcarb2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

That's exactly the way I felt about Wii only this time I do know of several people that are looking forward to Kinect.

edit below giga: NO need to argue with the haters behind there keyboard masks. These guys don't even hate Kinect or 360 but have this grudge about MS taking over the industry (or influencing others to charge for what use to be free stuff)which will never happen.

stevenhiggster2485d ago

@fordgtguy, I did say, "other than proper gamers" so yes any gamers, ie people who play games and visit gaming websites, that I know have heard of kinect, but no casuals I know have. And I certainly haven't seen any advertising in the UK other than in the gaming press.

gigaware2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

Upset are we? The way you have been trolling 360 articles makes you seem hot and bothered. I just read some of your history and boy you have been busy trying to spin good news and bash the 360. Mostly all you comment are trying to spin positive news for the 360.

I fear Microsoft will have stock issues for consoles and Kinect for the next 4 or 5 months.

Christopher2485d ago

Define "rocket". Last time I checked, CoD and Just Dance 2 were still the pack leaders by a long shot.

Sony3602485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

To increase quickly in a short amount of time. There you go.

I don't think the article was saying it was outselling everything there is to do with gaming, just that sales of Kinect and the bundles have increased dramatically and are selling out.

Basically bringing up Cod and Just Dance 2 was pointless. Sorry.

Christopher2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

That's the thing... Kinect hasn't rocketed. It went from #16 to #4 or #5... that's standard for a week of release action and is hardly rocketing anywhere.

And, bringing up games that are already out and in pre-order does matter since one would think the sales of the various items to be greater in their first week of sales than such titles.

Personally, I think the gaming journalists are covering week 1 sales way too much in general. I also hate that both Sony and Microsoft did the lame thing by limiting stock in the first few weeks in order that game journalists would flood us with 'Great week 1 sales!' and 'Stock issues halt sales!' articles for their respective peripherals.

Whatever happened to releasing a product with enough to satisfy demand and letting the product speak for itself. And that's not just pointed at Microsoft, it's pointed at both of the recent motion controller releases.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2485d ago

Kinect is a hit can't deny that just look at how nervous the other side is with all the disagrees.

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Omega42485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

This is only the beginning as more people become aware of Kinect its sales will only increase.

Whats also good is that the software is topping the charts as well, something that Move wasn't capable of doing.

The price hikes doesn't affect me since I'm in the UK.

And are you actually asking me to come into a PS3 article and troll? Wow, I will be sure to make a bigger effort from now on.

MURKERR2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

If not what is in it for you?

I bet your super excited greenberg declared that the recent live price hike is due to keeping DLC exclusivity for a month ( a month is so laughable) on titles like COD, i bet you pay the price hike then stand in your in your mirror dressed in your combats with 360 controllers hanging from your neck. Bare chest puffed out really feeling that now your doing your bit in this childish gaming war .

You need to bring up sony constantly i just dont get it where was you on the articles that ps3 has sold 2.9 million than the 360 from jan-sept 2010?

Your very selective and very childish im actually ashamed we are both from london,just to be clear not all londoners are immature twerps in lust with an electronic gaming machine please dont judge us all like omega.

Terarmzar2485d ago

You feel ashamed that your both from london?
I feel ahshamed me and omega share the same birthday
On topic: Well im glad that microsoft is going all out on kinect, i wonder how long the hype will last

Omega Zues2485d ago

I think he does work for Microsoft. Its the only way his behavior can be explained.

Strikepackage Bravo2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

You and 95% of the other clowns on this site work for Sony?

Give it a rest guys, Omega is far from the only one on this site obsessed with trashing the "other guys" console.

Quit acting like he is some kind of unique warped anomaly.

Cyberpunk2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

"Your very selective and very childish im actually ashamed we are both from london,just to be clear not all londoners are immature twerps in lust with an electronic gaming machine please dont judge us all like omega"

That's rich based on your comment history

Murkerr's past comment history:

ahh now we want bluray external drive what a joke you fickle bunch

your games will still be dvd9 360 is an xbox 1.5 #2
989d ago by MURKERR | View comment
blacsheepxx agree 100%

console war is over ps3 will triumph over ye 360 which is last gen

uses old medium,what exactly is different from 360 and xbox 1? bigger graphics chip thats it,microsoft ye are jesters now go make my lunch peasants

360 its a xbox 1.5

peasants #2.1
989d ago by MURKERR | View comment
ye who mocked the ps3 bow your heads in shame

for now the time is upon us where the mighty phoenix (ps3) raws upwards from its flames of negativity skywards where ye cannot be stopped!

360 you will be positioned as court jester to amuse

bow down and kiss ye mighty ps3

triumph is near #1.2
990d ago by MURKERR | View comment
dang mighty douche, voozi just owned u! #10.7
991d ago by MURKERR | View comment
if you read it correctly it says HALO KILLERS 2008

cod4 came out in 2007! so no its not a pointless article #1.2
992d ago by MURKERR | View comment
whos talking ive seen you troll many times and if im a rtoll call me shrek u can be my donkey #9.2
992d ago by MURKERR | View comment
you remind me of HD-DVD #6
992d ago by MURKERR | View comment
hasnt a hope in hell

it came 1st, unchallenged enjoyed its success but people are now seing the clearer picture that it was nothing more than a cheap constructed console not well thought out.

play tv will be copied by microsoft

ps3 is behind youuu

murkerr #2
992d ago by MURKERR | View comment
son i agree i like quality,ps3 has this in spades 360 is a cheap rushed piece of hardware which shows by its failure rate.

Microsoft are feelin the strain ps3 is really gaining momentum 360 has nothin left in its tank war should be over by 2008 #5.1
992d ago by MURKERR | View comment

MURKERR2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

Where gec,mart zhuck were about, where banter was fierce you wouldnt know about that as you only joined 16min ago..Everyone grows up aint a teenager nomore..

MURKERR2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

You made an account to go back three years?

I feel privileged thank you.

Now show my comment history from the last year

you brought a tear to my eye those were the good ol days MART, ZHUCK where are you fellas?

like i said we all grow up....your turn omega/cyber

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MURKERR2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

To comment in a ps3 article omega would need to troll.....

I have a 360 in my house which hasnt been switched on this year (by me) my nephew though uses it, loves it,prefers it to ps3, ps3 i find suits my needs better but i will still comment in 360 articles and give kudos where its due like my first its called BEING A GAMER

grow a set of balls and i dont mean the red ones you use in kinects ricchochet and realise you gain nothing from ms sales nor nothing from sony games and enjoy

JokesOnYou2485d ago (Edited 2485d ago )

Kinect Sports and Dance Central are both pretty high on the bestseller charts, especially for motion control games.

The Kinect Sensor standalone is back in the top 10 at #4 and its not even in stock at Amazon, only 3rd party retailers for $232 and up.