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Kinect for Xbox 360 pre-order sales No. 1 at Toys R Us

Advanced sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect for Xbox 360 ranked as the top-selling game product at Toys R Us Inc.'s online division amid high demand.

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Wizziokid3059d ago

it's to be expected, casual gamers will eat this up.

MariaHelFutura3059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

I don`t know what would make anyone think that. Buttonless gaming has NEVER worked out well. Has anyone played Seaman for the Dreamcast? Or the Eyetoy? Conceptually it`s sounds great, but hasn`t ever actually worked well or caught on with the general gaming population.

Hades13373059d ago

Yeah but you can't just write it off because it hasn't worked in the past.

GWAVE3059d ago

So a kid's toy is popular at a toy store. Hmmm.

Controller-free gaming is a gimmick. It's sounds about as fun as penetration-free sex.

Fred-G-Sanford3059d ago

Positive Xbox 360 news makes GWAVE angry. lol

timmyrulz3059d ago

And you know all about penetration free sex, your friend mr five finger shuffle keeps tellin everyone

facelike3059d ago

Wasn't Toy's R Us selling Kinect for $90? I've been seeing lots of comments from people saying they pre ordered from them for that price.

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Cevapi883059d ago

so is this news before or after T-rus pulled the promotional deal of $89 for Kinect?

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MikeGdaGod3059d ago

well....there's a sucker born everyday

Agent-863059d ago

Well, the saying is "there's a sucker born every minute" and MS surely knows how to market to suckers.

iceman29293059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

I think that 3D Movies ( havnt seen games yet so i wont judge those) and the Wii are gimicks for the most part.

Look how well those two things are doing...

Edit:
Just to clarify my point, I said that they are gimicks for the most part...
most 3D movies and Wii games ARE crap. There are really only a handfull of either that are great.

Regardless, It seems that things that could be deemed gimmicks still sell quite well.

lelo2play3059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

Yep... just as i suspected.... casual will eat this. In spite of the price (witch is high) it's getting lot of hype and publicity.

Microsoft would sell much more if it was less then $100.

Anon19743059d ago

It reads like an ad for Kinect, and interestingly I don't even see on the Toy's R Us page where Kinect is the head of anything. There's a video games customer favorite chart but the PSP game Kingdom hearts and Fifa Soccer on the PS3 are both ahead of Kinect.

Anyway, I call BS on this whole article. You can't tell me that Kinect has more preorders than Halo: Reach or Starcraft 2 for example. Without any numbers to back this up this should be moved to the rumors section.

J-Smith3059d ago

this is more brainwashing bullsh!t for the gullible internet readers LoL

King_of _the_Casuals3059d ago

If one thing I've noticed with the Kinect, it's that it scares the [email protected] out of Sony fanboys. Why else would they be on every Kinect article trying to trash it??? If you don't like it....just don't buy it and let it be. you're constant attention to it only brings it more attention. Like the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity.

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Omega43059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

That deal for 40% off must have helped to get a lot of people get kinected.

But mostly every retailer selling Kinect has it in the charts and it still got months before release and the ad campaign starts.

@MariaHelFutura
It wasn't for Kinect specifically I believe it was for ALL accessories and worked with Kinect.

MariaHelFutura3059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

40% off and it hasn`t released yet?

@edit.

Oh, I should bought some more controllers for my PS3 and 360.

BeaArthur3059d ago

I have wondered the same thing about him and many other fanboys on this site.

D4RkNIKON3059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

It's odd because Kinect doesn't really appeal to any of the core gamers that visit this site. And yet you have die hard xbox fans that are willing to look past the limitations of controller less gaming and even look past the library of casual release titles.

I just don't get it... At least Move games use Move as an alternative controller, making it optional and allowing it to be patched into older games that you may already own (LBP for example).

OSU_Gamer3059d ago

@D4RkNIKON

I agree...Its fanboys being fanboys and there is no other explanation.

At the same time you have people on the other side of the fence who look past who MS is actually targeting for Kinect. Wii had limitations at release that hardcore gamers like you and me cringed at but casual gamers didn't care about. I definitely do not like Kinect and will not be getting it, but for the casual crowd I am definitely not surprised if Kinect outsells Move.

Bottom line, I'm taking Kinect for what it really is. An attempt to sway the casual gamers to buy a 360.

R2D23059d ago

Why did u only ask OMEGA that question? Why not ask GWAVE who is always trolling 360 articles the same thing.

You can rip on OMEGA all you want but at least when he trolls he tends to do it in the 360 section. GWAVE and the PS3 trolls are always in the 360 section with nothing but negative comments.

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TEFL0N_D0N_813059d ago

By now, I'm pretty sure you work at Microsoft. You think you could hook me up with some free MS points? I'm serious.

XBL Gamertag: TEFL0N_D0N_81. Been on it since 2005.

Qui-Gon Jim3059d ago

I just looked at the product page, and it says that it comes with some exclusive levels for Kinect Adventures and a couple other exclusive things.

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Lord_Doggington3059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

where's the link to the actual list?

Qui-Gon Jim3059d ago (Edited 3059d ago )

http://www.toysrus.com/shop...

At the bottome of the page, "customer favorites".
As of the time I looked at it, Kinect is actually #4. Right after the "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2" Strategy guide.

Edit: Looked again. It is #4 on Customer Favorites, but there is also a "Top Sellers" list, on which kinect does NOT even appear in the top 49. That list might not show pre-orders, but i don't know where this article is getting its information becuase it's not fitting what I see on ToysRUs.com.

Lord_Doggington3059d ago

exactly. i couldn't find it either...

panasonic233059d ago

Where move lol and people actually believe move will be more successful then kinect.

Seijoru3059d ago

they mean critically and in the quality of games, not sales.

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