Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget

Microsoft's got a blockbuster on its hands. The company said it sold more than 2.5 million Xbox Kinect units since launching the product earlier this month—making it one of the hottest selling E-toys for the crucial holiday shopping season.

In fact, the hands-free controller system for Xbox 360 is such a hit it's sold out at many retailers and is commanding premium prices on Ebay.

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Killed4Less2791d ago

Was out shopping yesterday and BB was cleaned out of Kinect. Went to Fred Meyer and there was 2 Kinects but one was being bought as I was leaving.

rroded2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

lots here if anyone still needs one for xmas plenty online 2 if your in NA or the UK
I'll put cash on the wii outselling both but anyones guess on kinect vs move worldwide imo.

edit ok so the kinect is the "it" gaget cause ms says so... is it me or did the internet really kill journalism?

Anarki2791d ago

No one is buying up Kinect in the UK....... I was in a shopping centre at launch, there was demos up but no one was interested.

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Troll_Police2791d ago

The Wal-Mart in my neighborhood was stocked full of them.

D4RkNIKON2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Same here. If I go there tonight I will snap a photo oh my android.

Feel free to disagree if it makes you feel better.

Anon19742791d ago

Yeah, every Gamestop, Futureshop and Bestbuy in my city is showing stock on these. And oddly, it mentions that Kienct is commanding a premium price on Ebay, when I look at Ebay there's some people asking higher prices for Kinect, and they're sitting there at 0 bids.

Just because some are asking $200-400 for Kinect on Ebay doesn't mean anyone's buying them at that price. Unless this article has some proof that Kinect is selling for higher prices on Ebay, this article is bordering on flat out lying.

poopoojames2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

kinect is all over the ads on tv in the uk but then again nobody plays the ps3 in the uk. no joke.

karl2791d ago

it must suck to try to resell this thing

3XP2791d ago

Notice the only people see Kinect everywhere are the PS3 FAN-TROLLS. Funny this is those same eyes can't find move anywhere? Yet, no one has any pictures.

Go figure.

Here's what's they'll do, they'll keep trolling until Kinect gets restocked in their stores then they'll produce that lame pictures. But, they can't product pictures right now, because their stores are out of stock.

starchild2791d ago

I noticed the same thing. All the PStwee fanboys troll all the Kinect articles, but then turn around and complain like crazy that people are forcing them to eat a little crow for being so arrogant about GT5 all this time.

gamingdroid2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Plenty of supply doesn't mean there isn't demand.

There can be plenty of demand, yet more supply than demand!

I think it is pretty evident that Kinect is selling well, when in only 25 days it sold 2.5 million unit when everyone was crying it was too pricey.

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deadreckoning6662791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

"Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget"

It would have dominated this holiday season if it were under $100. $150 + the cost of a 360 is just too damn expensive. At least for me. Microsoft should have also thought about PC and PS3 only gamers that might want Kinect on the side.

If they released a stand alone $200 Kinect console that didn't require a 360 for it to work,Kinect would have truly been a MONSTER success.

They made the mistake of creating a 360 add-on instead of creating a universal Microsoft device. Talk about a missed opportunity.

newhumanbreed2791d ago

Why would they make it compatible with the PS3? They would lose sales on the 360 if they did that.

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VINNIEPAZ2791d ago

"I was in a shopping centre at launch, there was demos up but no one was interested."

"The Wal-Mart in my neighborhood was stocked full of them."

"Yeah, every Gamestop, Futureshop and Bestbuy in my city is showing stock on these."

"also i saw huge stacks of Kinects all over an overpriced cam and an IT gadget?"

"Same here. If I go there tonight I will snap a photo oh my android. Feel free to disagree if it makes you feel better."

How about "Feel free to troll if it makes you feel better" Funny how everybody is just going about this normally and the haters are the ones worrying about everything kinect related.

Christopher2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Actually, it's the iPad for 'It' gadget this Holiday it seems.

Vherostar2790d ago

Its not the "IT" gadget this holidays the ipad is. As for sold out? Maybe only in the US? All stores here in UK have plenty left now initial rush is over.
Even Amazon have plenty of stock now

So well done if its sold out in US MS but that is there main market and I would expect nothing less.

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ZombieAssassin2791d ago

Eh from every source i've seen the Ipad is the "it" gadget followed by the ipod then i think it was either DS or Ps3.

Trytobee12791d ago

Please show me these links.

Especially where the ps3 is in the top three.

Just about everywhere has iPad as #1 and Kinect #2

ZombieAssassin2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

I dont feel like looking for it just to prove it to you, it's been posted on N4G plenty of times....oh yea and i said the third was either the DS or PS3 so maybe the ps3 was the 4th or even further down...this isnt about the ps3 though is it???

EDIT: Ok just for you i tracked one of them down (since im such a good guy)

and judging by how new your account is you are either a troll who had their account banned or you just have multiple accounts for basically trying to bash anything Sony...good job.

Trytobee12791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

You showed me a link that showed the iPad as the one and only gift wanted for Christmas.

How about that link you talked about that has MOVE in the top three? Don't even bother looking .... your NOT going to find it.

There's one link as an example of what I stated ... iPad is #1, Kinect #2

Just Google top ten Christmas gifts for 2010 and your'll find Kinect in the top three of just about every one.
I saw MOvE on one list .... It was #8

TheGreenMan2791d ago

You asked Rising to show you an article where the PS3 is in the top 3...and he did. He never said anything about Move being top 3.

If you're going to troll, at least try to show you have higher than a 3rd grade education. Thanks a million!

newhumanbreed2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

It was in the top 4 lol. Maybe you should make sure you have an education higher than the 3rd grade seeing as though you can't count.

ZombieAssassin2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

I never said anything about Move, I assume since i showed you something you didn't want to see you tried to change it around (you failed sorry), and I never even said the ps3 would be in the top anything (I was just stating where i thought it was on the lists i seen).

Oh yea and linking to fox news the most un-respected news media around isn't helping your case, don't know why you even care so much unless you own stock in said fanboys are all alike.

3XP2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Really dude, that lame ass survey you posted was done in October. Not to mention is was posted weeks ago. If that's the best you can do then you really need to STFU.

Sony is practically giving the stuff away and can't make the top 10.

starchild2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )


Oh yes, I'm sure MSNBC or some other network would be so much better.

I guess it just depends on where your bias is. Liberals think Fox is the worst. Conservatives think MSNBC is the worst. And some people like me think they all have some good information as well as some inaccurate spin. To act like Fox is the only bad one is just ignorant in my opinion.

Vherostar2790d ago

@RisingDragon good link with proof its not this is just more viral marketing probably originating from MS themselves. But if it sells more cams I doubt anybody but ps3 fanboys will care..

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dale12791d ago

wi is out selling them just check out the bundles every where

Moerdigan2791d ago

That red wii bundle is pretty good looking.

also Sony offering free PS3s with buying an HD set up appears to be smart offer as well.

Vherostar2790d ago

No problems with them in UK? There sales are even lower than last year (they dropping year on year) which means Nintendo probably shorted stock to save on costs until demand picks up again. Wouldn't be the first time though..

GeoramA2791d ago

This was obviously written before Sony released the Move numbers.

But let's keep on championing M$ instead.

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AnointedD2791d ago

You mean the SHIPPED numbers? Yeah those don't paint a full picture of how consumers feel now do they?
Kinect SOLD numbers on the other hand, 2.5 million in 25 days! Averaging 100 000 units per day.
And before you say those are shipped, Aaron Greenberg said so himself on twitter that those were SOLD TO CONSUMERS.
Move has shipped 4.1 million in 75 days. Averaging 54667 units per day...aww cute

LordMarius2791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Personally I been seeing Kinect attract more casual then Move, everyone kind of sees Move as mirroring the Wii

On Black Friday mostly everyone had a 360 in their cart

Simco8762791d ago (Edited 2791d ago )

Thats because Americans are sheep. I am American, I see it everyday, and its a sad deal. But hey, if you like the 360 then more power to you.

You won't see one in my cart, not enough variety in games for me.

Moerdigan2791d ago

I don't know how it is exactly in Europe, but in the US, parents bring up their children in the first 9 or so years, but then the media raises them after that.

VINNIEPAZ2791d ago

"Thats because Americans are sheep. I am American, I see it everyday, and its a sad deal. But hey, if you like the 360 then more power to you.

You won't see one in my cart, not enough variety in games for me."

Yet you will come troll in a thread thats is not even about Xbox but its ADD ON just like a sheep. Just join the rest of the troll herd

TheGreenMan2791d ago


So the 1-2 shopping malls you went to indicate that "mostly everyone" wants a 360 this holiday?

Something tells me that many of those 360's you're seeing are because that's all you are allowing yourself to see. It's called a self-fulfilling prophecy - look it up.

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