Gamertag Radio writes: "You might of seen some Kinect sales stats out there saying that in 10 days it sold over 1.3 million. Is it true? A contact at Microsoft had this to say about it."
When NPD comes out tomorrow MS will likely comment, and I have a feeling it will be more than 1.3ml
This comment has been bookmarked... just in-case. I am all for casual consoles, it increases the numbers or new gamers and increases it's social acceptability but Kinect feels more like a money grab, as does move, but I see more Hardcore move content.
hahahaha. The fact that you bookmarked it makes me laugh. I think Kinect is and will sell very well. I think lots of non gamers will be introduced to gaming through the use of it. Hell, even if you dont like games, the little animals entice little kids. It will sell.
"This comment has been bookmarked" So has yours.
@ mrv321 Okay, good looking out for everyone there Bud...... Wow, really? You had to "bookmark" his comment? So what's supposed to happen if he's wrong? Will you tell him good job, or you were right if he is right? I kinda doubt it. Man this is a good time for gamers. Buy every system you can afford, I'm sure you'll find something fun to play.
Bookmarked simply means draggin it to the toolbar, I do it for articles I don't have the time to read etc, nothing major.
You may be trolling heck maybe even i am with this comment, but your probably getting disagrees from SDF..i too think its more then 1.3m
I agree ms is taking a big gamble and throwing a lot at kinect but sony also did the same with bluray when they put everything on the line against hddvd. If bluray would have lost sony would be in a lot worse shape right now so ms is doing this with kinect and only time will tell if it pay off for them. The big thingwith ms is I don't think they jave any intention of crapping on there core base and that will be addressed soon. If they don't they are going to loose a lot of what they spent billions building against sony and they are just not theat stupid and the money is there too support both so we shall see. Good numbers if this is true.
*tears of laughter* The delusion is thick in here
I too wonder wonder how supposedly hardcore gamers can be so ecstatic over the possibility that kinects sweeps the world by storm, only to find out that they are not a pre-requisite to that world domination! I think a lot are actually blind to the fact that some no name person ability to open the doors to the potential of kinect on pc applicability, can unwittingly shut the door on xbox360 front. There is basically no longer a need to have the xbox360 to pander off kinects, I believe it's just being used as a stepping stone! People talk of Hardcore and Casual as if their really relevant. Let me be the first to say, they aren't! Because when it comes to the pc market, they are all inclusive. By far bigger than both combined, and by far more accessible. Look to microsoft own admittance that they are pooling their resources back into the pc market, if people would just take their fanboy goggles off for once, it would be as plain to see as the pimple on their nose! That is 500 million dollar marketing push! The xbox360 is just phase one. Show the tech running with minimal hiccups to draw in some form of revenue however minute it may seem to the bottom feeders! The ones more concerned about sells figure, and attach rates, instead of games! Increase the already ridiculously exorbant amount we charge to play your own games, all in the name of funding phase two of the plan! The all inclusive market "PC". Those waiting on hardcore titles for xbox, I feel your wait will be long and drawn out! And when they do come they will be nothing like you expect! "Not a good thing". Even when this happens microsoft will convince you that they're good, just like they've convinced you so many times before this! Some people only trust what they see before them, but sometimes you have to think outside the box, and trust in thing you have not seen, or are not apparent at that moment. How do you think Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo got where they are today?
Our CIO bought a Kinect bundle this weekend for his family. They have two little boys and no console. The wife wanted a Wii initially, they settled on Kinect/360. We'll see ... Edit: He did say there were only two left. Depends on where you shop I guess.
You would think with one bubble he'd choose his words a little wiser...
many accunts do you have for al that disagree for member who do not agree with you?
1.3 mil for NPD when they just shot down the number for world wide? Good luck with that.
numbers for worldwide? you mean for the 11 days kinect was out in NA and the 5 days it was out in europe? or what about the days when it hasnt even come out in asia (nov 18th) or japan (nov 20th)? you mean those world wide numbers? why dont you just give kinect atleast a week in each territory before you start bashing on its sold numbers
Im loling, Omega4 has already dug himself in to his kinect loving hole. He has to keep pretending that he's enjoying it weeks and months from now even though the novelty will be gone in a coupld of weeks, and the only reason he's done this to himself is so he can brag about teh salez of it, he is truly an M$ martyr.
Guys...Yes Omega is a turd. But Move with the usual lackluster marketing of Sony has done extremely well and is in the millions sold already. With Microsoft marketing this like its the greatest thing ever, he is probably right. Given the projection of 5 million for the year, 1.3 is pretty conservative for the little bot.
Honestly omega i hope your right because $500 million in advertising and to only get that much sold in that time frame (granted it's not long..lol) is a sign of thing's to come. If "innovations" like this dont catch on straight away sales begin to dwindle,and because of this the devs and company put less money into the product and the product becomes naff...
This past Sat I went to best buy, tried it out and thought it was fun. It was sold out at best buy that day, they assured me they would get another shipment Sunday. I went to like 6 other stores; target, best buy, Gamestop(s),, walmart, PC Richard ..... all sold out. Can't find anywhere online that is selling it at it's $150 price. And EBay and Craigslist is already selling them at a profit. I'm sure I'll find it soon enough... I mean, it's not like another new console, so MS just needs to ramp up production .... but my point is that it's definitely selling good and I also heard it's supposed to be the 2nd most wanted holiday gift (#1 iPad) Im sure that MS marketing is paying off .... but you have to factor that it is a pretty cool accessory to have already won one award for best gadget of the year by Stuff (no clue who they are) and from what I tried out .... it's a lot of fun to play. I waited in line for like 20 minutes to try it.
I can find plenty of stand alone and bundled kinects here just cant find a second Move.
Yeah? Try finding the stand alone Kinect online. You can find MOVE but not Kinect. Oh, and it's funny how nobody was even interested in trying MOVE at the local Best Buy, and when I showed my girl the MOVE controller she lol ... and I think you already know why. Anyways... kids like you are gonna be butthurt by years end when you see how Kinect sold compared to MOVE.
Where are all these Kinects you have seen, use your cell phone and post a pic. btw, move controllers can be found at sams.
Here in NY there's plenty if move controllers at gamestop,target,walmart,best buy, Costco, BJ's. Trust Move is not out if stock at no store.
There were Moves at my Gamestop when I went and got my second this past Saturday. Don't know if they're still there.
i was just at a Walmart by my house, and they had 5 Kinects on a display. the display lookes pretty large so it still could of sold a lot there. they also has an ass load of the 360 bundles. they also had 6 Move bundles which filled its space. last time i was there they only had 2. still didn't see a stand alone Move controller. maybe this particular Walmart doesn't sell well in the electronic department, but i could easily find Kinect without looking.
but hardcore 360 fans didn't go out and buy this peripheral. I don't know what Microsoft was thinking of relaunching 360 with just a peripheral. For everyone thinking this was a game changer, sorry but nope.
Was in my local tescos at the weekend and saw at least 10 people pick up the console bundle. They had no kinect units on there own , just a pre-order form that was 50+ strong. And this is a supermarket for god sake. I'm buying another one for my pc now.
Hey a similar thing happened to me too. I went to this garage sale and they had totally sold out of all the Kincets they had and their was a list of like 50 people all coming over to sell there Kintecs too! Wow man this thing has legs. r.
All my local retailers haven't sold out.
Well to be honest, if my company put out $500 million for marketing then it MUST sell BETTER than 1.3 million in 10 days! If my product doesn't sell more than that in a month after its release then somebody is getting FIRED!
That's why you don't have a job let alone a company.
???? So you think that 1 million after 10 days is suffice to sustain a proper investment after a half billion in advertising? That is why you don't have a corporation! We're talking a half billion dollars. Microsoft banked in on this one. Sales better pick up seriously quick or the East River will be filled with Microsoft exec's bodies, from leaping off the 63rd floor. How can no one see the trend that is Microsoft sales. When they sell well, they're shouting to the world via the internet how well they are doing. When they shit a brick (Kin), they're silent as a dead dog. Their silence is indicative of shame. If Kinect had reached the 3 mil mark in a week then we'd be hearing about it on N4G every hour and you know it.
"So you think that 1 million after 10 days is suffice to sustain a proper investment after a half billion in advertising?" Once you grow a little older, you should take an economy class. Hint: the marketing budget does not need to be made back within the first month.
MS had no problem talking about sales before the thing shipped. 5 MILLION BY THE END OF THE YEAR! OUTSELL IPAD! OUTSELL WII! SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE! Now silence. Interesting.
The only thing Microsoft said is they expect to sell 5 million by the end of the Year. No one said anything about outselling those products you fanboy. You trolled the last article about Microsoft calling out NPD. Tomorrow you fanboy with the rest of the official numbers. "MS had no problem talking about sales before the thing shipped." (Microsoft was talking about predicted sales for the rest of 2010. The daya for all consoles will be released tomorrow why talk about now when NPD is tracking? "5 MILLION BY THE END OF THE YEAR!"(Nothing wrong with that prediction considering it's one of the hottest products just before the shopping season) "OUTSELL IPAD!"(Microsoft never said that nor did anybody in the industry from pro or gamers. Polls and tech sites have appointed Kinect as the winner of awards besting Ipad in most wanted toy and the most innovative in some cases. The PS3 fanboy is bitter) "OUTSELL WII!"(No one ever said it will outsell the Wii only that it got the casuals that love the Wii attention) "SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE!"(The retailers themselves where reporting the Kinect selling out new stock is not proof of low(er) demand) "Now silence. Interesting."(fanboy excuse to allow better sleep at night. Reports for all consoles will be out soon why jump the gun on numbers for Kinect? Look how fanatical this fanboy is every one of his comments are in Kinect articles trolling http://n4g.com/user/home/de... Take his bubbles.
It doesn't matter how many Kinects are sold at the end of the day because the device is a success already. It has been revealed that it costs M$ $56.00 to manufacture Kinect. They are making a huge profit on it and will no doubt have alot of room for a price drop in the new year. M$ has alot going on right now with Kinect, Windows 7 phone and the return to PC gaming. I would of liked a lower price point, maybe $75.00 to get Kinect out into the public's hands but M$ has their masters to serve. If they dropped the price it would help them in the long run with bigger profits on the software side of things. I also thing NO motion game should cost more than $29.99...that would include Sony Move and the wii as well.
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You sound a little mad there! But truth still stands microsoft is known for tooting their own horn on more than occasion. But right about now all I hear is crickets chirping!
What are you smoking? I want some!
I was thinking the same thing. MS usually brags about sales. Doesn't look like Kinect have sold the numbers MS was hoping for on launch day. So they lied about Kinect being sold out. The game play vids and $150 price tag has hurt Kinect sales. A price cut could come very soon than later and I wouldn't be surprise.
MS Haters and Sony fanboys will cry for mercy. Kinect will do around 2.5M in November in US easily.
Um Just outta curiosity... why would sony fanboys and ms haters 'cry for mercy' if 2.5 million kinects are sold? lol You're really takin this stuff seriously huh
or at least it BETTER since they have spent a billion dollars to make and launch it.if it doesn't,a lot of gamers will be hurt and tears will flow. but the problem is that microsoft doesn't tell you the price during commercials.trying to sell the IDEA.and two,you got to buy an xbox 360 to use it.many casuals may look at that and say, "you mean,i got to buy this to just to play with this camera?""that's a lot of money." but we'll see how it goes soon enough.
I wonder what the real numbers are
As if NPD are real numbers, when they don't track two of the largest retailers Amazon & Walmart. NPD are guestamates also.
whatever the numbers are they will be high for sure, this thing is sold out all over new york and aas they restock they are sold out hours later, i did this all week with best buy ,target & gamestop. the nubers will be huge. i see it on tv alot and on the media, it isnt even black friday yet.
it took me weeks to just find a second move controller but i see a lot of kinects stacks in stores havent seen them sell out or see anyone trying it out at the kinect station that is set up
Any sony droid that really expected that MOVE would challenge KINECT is seriously delusional. Kinect is a difference maker and will be a system seller. Kinect has better games so far with great reviews while MOVE has flops.
PSeye just said hi...... and i would really like to see you playing RE5, KZ3, Force Unleashed 2, RUSE, Aragorn's adventure etc on Kinect as is. i would support a real good system, like what is in AVATAR, the system used to move those big walking canons. if that ever happen, that is.
Microsoft Says 1 Million Kinect Devices Sold so Far. Good then take that money and make some 360 Core Exclusives because the 360 Exclusive list for 2011 consist of Gears 3 and that's it. And if I hear one person talking about sales figures for Kinect Dance Central beating a PS3 Exclusive I'm gonna laugh my head off as I rather play Heavenly Sword (1.5 mill) vs. ANY KINECT GAME EVER.
lol at people saying this is worldwide sales - Kinect launched in the US 6 days before it did in europe meaning only 4 days, maybe 3, of sales for Europe. its not even out in Aus/NZ/Japan yet. and over 1 million in 10 days is far more than Move sold. im expecting to see 3.5-4 million sales in the first month, which again is far more than Move.
is 1 million in 10 days bad? its not even shopping season yet,the adds just started, you people are sad and bitter at the success at kinect. Sony doesnt have a game all of this year that has sold 1 mill in 10 days. This is $150 add on,add on dont usually do well,to be outpacing all the numbers people thought so far like 500,000 in 3 days is great news for microsoft,stop downplaying the great sales before shopping stars,this number will sky rocking in 2 weeks,watch.
If Kinect sells more than it really be good news for Sony. That way M$ will only focus on casuals and Sony will get all the good games.
kinect an Move both have sold Million's! in under 2 months on the market! if anyone thinks that is a failure they need to think about the term of failure. the problem is many seem to want one system's motion control to fail, well guess that's not going to Happen, so get used to it. It will always come down to support. an right Now both Sony's Move and Kinect will get Game Development support. Not just from 1st party but many 3rd party developer's an publisher's. why? because it's there for the developer's to gather more money from, which they need to overcome cost of development this generation, if you have not noticed some 3rd party developer's have closed their door's this generation, because of many thing's and other companies do not want to follow suit. Have you also noticed How many of the Motion control game's that were once exclusive are now getting ported! that tells you something right away Motion control gaming is yet another stream for companies to put out games to make Money. which if the developer Knows already that right now that both Microsoft an Sony both have already sold over a million of these attachment's already that they can make some money on developed games. there is over 40 million+ xbox360's and PS3's each. world wide on the market that does not even include the Wii which is almost the number of both the xbox360 and the PS3 world wide number's combined and people think that somehow some way those 3rd party developer's are going to somehow ignore that? rather you agree or disagree at this point is kinda of Moot, many of the third Party developer's have other thing's to worry about than a Fanboy's EGO about game attachment's. The fact of the matter is, in such a short amount of time already these attachment's have sold into the Million's, that a chance to sell more games to over a million more people! when was the last time a novelist complained about over a million copy's sold, hell not just sold but sold in less than 2 month's!!!!
Where I live. I've seen them in Target, every Walmart, and even Gamestop has them in stock. Whatever shortage may be going could probably be due to a limited supply amongst places with a larger population.
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