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As Kinect Sells Out, Xbox 360 Kinect Bundles Sales Rocket

HawtWired:

"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, Buy.com, 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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MURKERR2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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 Chigurh2542d ago (Edited 2542d ago )

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

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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.

ct032541d 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"

JsonHenry2541d 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...

Aquanox2541d ago

Wow, kinect numbers will be demolishing.

Cevapi882541d 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...

insomnium2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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_Mantis2541d ago

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

n4gno2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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, [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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deadreckoning6662542d ago (Edited 2542d 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 chick...you gotta pay LOL. I'm not sure if I want Kinect, but I KNOW I wanna try it out.

Anton Chigurh2542d ago

Everybody wants a piece of that fine A$$.

dead_eye2541d ago

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

stevenhiggster2542d 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?!

FordGTGuy2542d ago

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

lowcarb2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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.

stevenhiggster2541d 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.

gigaware2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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.

Christopher2542d ago

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

Sony3602541d ago (Edited 2541d 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.

Christopher2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2541d 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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Omega42542d ago (Edited 2542d 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.

@MURKERR
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.

MURKERR2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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.

Terarmzar2542d 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 Zues2542d ago

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

Strikepackage Bravo2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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.

Cyberpunk2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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:

CRYING 360 FANBOYS
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
GOOD READ
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
PEASANTS
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
PWNED
dang mighty douche, voozi just owned u! #10.7
991d ago by MURKERR | View comment
MIGHTY DOUCHE
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
LOOK
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
360
you remind me of HD-DVD #6
992d ago by MURKERR | View comment
360
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
MIGHTY DOUCHE
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

MURKERR2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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..

MURKERR2541d ago (Edited 2541d 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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MURKERR2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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 comment.....omega 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 sales....play games and enjoy

JokesOnYou2542d ago (Edited 2542d 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.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...

MURKERR2541d ago

Theres no need to bring in move which at 3 million sold i just dont get it.

said i would never buy kinect but now i am for dance central i dont care who ridicules me,but i am concerned as to where us core gamers stand as it seems gears is the biggest title for next year....joy what you think?

Sez 2541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

Move shipped 3 million not sold again. Jack was caught lying about the sold numbers and was corrected from sold to shipped numbers. Either provide a link saying over 3 million "SOLD" or it didn't happen. The samething I asked morganfell to do this morning when he felt the need to pm me about my comment from yesterday. When I said all companies report shipped numbers.

http://n4g.com/news/631110/...

ryuzu2542d ago (Edited 2542d ago )

So wait - yesterday when "sales" were reported as poor by a UK retailer - then they were pre-orders so no meaning.

Today when there're "sales" (but are in fact still pre-orders) this is good?

The fact is, MS haven't got a lot of stock for a worldwide launch, and yet there's still not a lot of demand.

r.

vhero2542d ago

Well its released in US tommorow so online retailers will have sent out there stock already. Meaning it is possible for them to be sold out.

ryuzu2542d ago

Of course that's right. And it was right yesterday too hence my point...

MS have low stock at the retailers anyway, but even so the demand is low as evidenced by the in stock notice from MS themselves and the comments from that UK retailer yesterday.

I'd like to say that no one plays the Sales but in the case of Kinect, playing the sales is longer, deeper and more fun thing to do lol.

r.

Christopher2542d ago

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

You completely lost me there. I mean, that's just delusional.

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vhero2542d ago (Edited 2542d ago )

It's a sad truth nobody will admit.
@below its sonys attempt to give the ps3 players something they asked for they didn't really wan't it they have proved it in the past. You could already get casual on PS3 in bundles way before MOVE.

OSU_Gamer2542d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

I will be the first to say I think Move is more promising than Kinect, but thinking that Sony is more worried about giving ps3 players "something they asked for" rather than winning over the same casual market that Wii has dominated this generation with is kinda ignorant.

"360 has to go casual to beat the ps3
how lame. "

"It's a sad truth nobody will admit. "

You guys really think the main goal of MS is to beat the PS3 at the hardcore gaming market? For MS and Sony, profit is profit. You guys have a jaded view of Sony's business goals.

8thnightvolley2541d ago

i was thinking the same.. thing, serious if u think MS and sony dont care about casual and profits what are they both doing making motion controls?? huh?

if MS want to broaden its base to suit casuals too fine i dont mind so far i still get my hardcore titles i am good more money for the business men (MS) more games for me and my family..

LoydX-mas2542d ago (Edited 2542d ago )

So the Move is not an attempt by Sony to get the casual Wii crowd?

@above: and the same with the 360. Remember the Banjo-Kazooie/Viva pinata bundle.

ryuzu2542d ago

Yes, but it doesn't involve compeletly ignoring the audience that bought your product already.

Not only that, but Move and Wii offer options in the game play approach so you can choose how you want to play.

According to MS, Kinect doesn't do that - only middle-aged Oprah watching Women, who are White, not wearing baggy clothing or skirts, not sitting down and with short hair can play - and they can't use any other controller while doing it.

r.

Biggest2542d ago

You show me a casual game player that can't wait to get their hands on MAG with Move support, and I'll show you a core player that thinks it's spelled casual.

Strikepackage Bravo2542d ago

for the last 4 months, 360 has been beating PS3 for some time now.

Not to mention PS3 has been in 3rd place since it launched, no one is trying to beat PS3, everyone already has.

Pennywise2542d ago

And yet the PS3 is still outselling the 360 in 2010. Get with it.

I guess you conveniently missed the whole debacle about PS3 being less than 1mil away from the 360 lead.

Nice selective reading, but you sound like a bad echo from themart and powerofgreen back in 07. Come on back to the future McFly.

FordGTGuy2542d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

Where did you get your sales figures VGChartz?

The only reason the PS3 is so close to the Xbox 360 is because Sony went overtime in building PS3s every built PS3 sent to retailers counts as a sale to both Sony and Microsoft. There is not telling how many unsold PS3s or Xbox 360s are currently sitting in warehouses or stores yet still being called sold by the companies.

@Biggest

I don't care who says it, if you think Sony doesn't count shipped to retailers your out of your mind. Remember Sony does not sell you the console they sell it to the retailer who in turn sell it to you. Even if they did only count actual customer sales how would they be able to get the numbers? They do not own the retailers and are not entitled to the sales numbers of their products after they are already sold to the retailers.

Don't be a idiot Biggest.

Biggest2541d ago

FordGTGuy does it again! He was all over the previous topics that had link after link showing that Sony shows sell-through and not shipped numbers, and yet he still lies about it. Good job!

Biggest2541d ago

You used the word idiot. I'll use it as well. Ony an idiot would think that only Sony has to abide by rules and regulations concerning their shareholders. If Sony has to report accurate numbers, shouldn't every other corporation in the world? If Sony sells their systems to retailers at factory prices shouldn't they expect some accountability from those same retailers? It's 2010, bro. Retailers don't keep their sales logs on parchment and store it in Ye Olde Cellar. When you find yourself responsible for a large budget, you too will learn that accountability is your main job. If you want ANYTHING you'll have to justify, track, account, and prove the purchases to everyone involved. If it makes you feel smarter though. . . Everyone else in grown-up world is an idiot and we're being lied to by Sony's legal reports.

Sez 2541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

All fanboy aside. How is it that Sony can count how many ps3 are sold to consumer. But can't count how many move units was actually sold to consumers? I ask this question because as a company who went on record as say we will report units sold to customers went and reported shipped to retailers when asked about moves sales.

If people on this site constantly claim Sony can track actual sales to consumers with the ps3 why couldn't they do the dame with move

Biggest2541d ago

I'm having a hard time finding the official Sony numbers regarding the Move. If Sony didn't release Move sales numbers in their official reports I don't see how they lied about it.
The issue isn't that people here think that Sony can track their numbers. Sony tells their shareholders and interested parties that they can track those numbers. If they can't do that, they can't say that in their reports. If you really care you can read the regulations concerning those reports. Those reports aren't for fanboys. They are for the people that make real decisions for the companies involved.

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FordGTGuy2542d ago

Shhh! Loyd

Don't mock the almighty PS3 it will hurt their feelings to know the truth.

360 has been outselling PS3 for over four months straight so I don't see why casual would be a ploy to beat Sony when Xbox is already ahead and Kinect has yet to release.

Sony3602541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

The 360 has been ahead of the Ps3 since both consoles came out actually.

Oh and while we're at it, just what would you call the Move?

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rekof2542d ago (Edited 2542d ago )

O wait wrong thread,.. ''Just puked in my mouth!!!''

This shit will fail bad,.. People re stupid, .. not that f****** stupid though,.. at least not at 150usd tag,.. I think I might be worth 40-50 with 15-20USD games,..

vhero2542d ago (Edited 2542d ago )

Sold out eh? Makes you wonder how many stores have? Wasn't there an article on here a few weeks ago saying MS have deliberately shortened initial supply to drum up hype like Nintendo did with the wii? I'm sure there was.. I also wonder how many will be sent back once they realise they can't play in their small living rooms..

Just checked sites listed in article only Amazon are listed as ouut of stock the rest just say pre-order... I *sighed* do people really have to lie to prove something?

FordGTGuy2542d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

This mentality that the supply is low, if the supply is low why is it so high in the Amazon Top 10 and only being outsold by Black Ops?

If the supply wasn't enough it wouldn't have been able to gain to such a high position on their list. I guess I will find out tonight how many my Gamestop has seeing as they are having a midnight launch. They must have more than a couple dozen or they wouldn't be having a midnight launch(its a small store.).

I'm pretty sure anyone willing to invest $150 and preorder a product that could end up a flop would have been at the least smart enough to make sure it would work in their living room.

Also it really does take as much space as you guys make it out to be, if mounted high enough two people can play at around 6 feet away the same as Move.

On a better note, Vhero if Kinect does not interest you why do you continue to troll articles about Kinect?

Sony3602541d ago

Don't be angry, just keep denying everything. Everything good about the Kinect is a lie! They're making it all up!