Platform holder insists there will be more Kinects available day one than any other Xbox launch
More than any Xbox launch? Could that mean Kinect could sell 1ml worldwide day 1, that would be very impressive for an accessory. @MrMccormo They said they are shipping more than any Xbox launch, so find those numbers and you got a minimum of how much the initial allocation is.
Microsoft keeps talking about demand and how it is "sold out" everywhere, and yet we have NOT had a single concrete number. If you have 10 copies of Kinect worldwide, it's going to sell out pretty quickly, you know? Instead of "meeting demand" and saying it's "sold out", just be straight with us M$ and tell us how many Kinects you have on the market.
They actually mention in the article that the 360 sold 70,000 on it launch weekend so expect them to sell at least that on launch day in the UK alone.
Instead of "meeting demand" and saying it's "sold out", just be straight with us M$ and tell us how many Kinects you have on the market. LOL @ pretending ANY of the console companies have put out numbers when they make these statements.. Either way they are going to sell through on the first wave and the holiday restock on Black Friday It'll definately be more than '10'
Probably hard at work to troll the news. MS said they want to sell 3 million by years end. They are selling more than 70k in the UK in the first 2 days.(Reading the article might help) Did you hear Sony saying: we will sell X amount of PS Move controllers?!
"Microsoft keeps talking about demand and how it is "sold out" everywhere, and yet we have NOT had a single concrete number. If you have 10 copies of Kinect worldwide, it's going to sell out pretty quickly, you know?" -Why would micro predict 3mil by years end only to release "10 copies"?, which would obviously keep them from reaching their own goal. lol...if you read he says: “Over the course of just three weeks in November, we’re launching across every market where Xbox 360 is sold and will have more units of Kinect available than any other Xbox launch." -I'd guess that this means micro will have at least 1mil available at launch to cover demand since 360 sold around 1mil its first month prior to Xmas. Also I haven't seen alot of articles about microsoft themselves saying kinect is "sold out" as you claim, actually most of that has come from websites qouting Amazon, UK Game stores, preorder estimates etc. JOY
While I have no desire for a Kinect, not yet anyway, it seems pretty clear it's going to do well. Just the indication on other forums (non-gaming tech sites) of intent to buy is quite large. The number of people saying they're not interested in the gaming but want it for navigation is quite high too. Chalk that one up to (t)he Live! service. With so much to do on Live! having Kinect for hands-free navigation is clearly desired by many. It will be interesting. I did not expect such high demand. Whether or not that translates to sale(s) ... well, we can start counting on November 4th.
Well it's easy MS doesn't supply game store to then brag about Kinect selling out and generate hype and demand for their flawed product. According to this at least : http://www.next-gen.biz/new... "Multiple Game outlets are telling customers that pre-ordering Kinect quickly is the only way to secure one at launch as there will be no stock in stores when the device releases on November 10. According to one Game store manager contacted by CVG, the retailer told staff the news at a behind-closed-doors national conference last week. The site also spoke to four other stores this afternoon and received the same message each time. "Microsoft hasn't sent us enough us Kinect units to fulfil all pre-orders and there still won't be enough for launch day," one sales rep said. "The message has gone round to all Game stores." Another said it was "guaranteed" that there would be no stock on release day, while one predicted stock would be non-existent until after Christmas."
The same people that claim not to care about Kinect. . .or sales. Wierd
They're just trying to gauge how bad the ass reaming is going to be.
Overrun? Way to exaggerate. Though I suppose logic has no place in the mindset of an irrational fantard.
yes "overrun" is an accurate description. N4G is definately overrun by Sony fanboys. All you have to do is look at the comment section of any MS and Kenect related article and then look at the comment section of any Sony or move related article and you will see a huge difference.
Yeah I thought they didn't care about sales or Kinect. Good observation but also notice how posters likes acesofslaves spin it every time but admit it by not answering the question lol. edit below: Maybe because you don't understand them meaning of certain comments. Scroll below down to strickers and Pennywise and then come at us with that crazy talk. Nobody's moaning only pointing out facts that do you no good.
I find it really ironic how you all moan about ps3 fanboys. Yet i have not seen a fanboy comment. Yet you all argue amongst yourselves about ps3 fanboys. You guys seriously need some help.
Funny,no one in these comments above talk about Kinect. How about some opinions about the product.Seems the "fanboys" are in your heads.
You will remain outnumbered. The PS3 has a web browseer. So you have thousands of users who have no computer and are not used to participating in civil discourse or disagreement. People who are not computer users or a part of many other online communities find this place via PS3 Web browser. You have no chance of equaling or reasoning with the PS3 or any other "fanboy" communiity. So, just keep a good supploy of one-liners and lobby for the return of the open zone.
Nothing but talk to hype up the fans and skeptical public even more. It goes to show just how little faith MS has in Kinect. Come November we'll see just how many units are sold, for now I don't believe a word. :)
LMFAO......this is what we call sensitive.
Nope, just careful.
To put that into perspective, in 2005 Xbox 360 sold 70,000 units in its opening weekend in the UK. I think the psmove launch was successful so i dont see why kinect wouldnt be either as far as selling well for an attachment..
lol yah okay MS
Perhaps they should be "working hard" to sort the lag and glitches out.
...which you haven't actually seen with your own eyes. Can't say I've noticed any problems with it.
there are NO constrained parts for Kinect. MS is just doing the smart thing... ship smaller allocations and build up hype seriously... with all the apathy for Kinect last thing MS needs is to have store shelves overflowing with Kinects.... think about it...MS knows what they are doing btw... our local gamestop is still taking pre-orders in store..
just like sony did with the move
or nintendo did with the wii
try and see the BIG picture of industry vs the myoptic gamers view point.. if you were in the hardware biz, you would do the same thang and Sony, Big N. all do the same and for the DAs please show me one constrained part for the Kinect
Gotta love how the Kinect haters are already starting their spin a month before release lol. People just need to accept Kinect WILL be massive, end of discussion.
Call any GameStop in America. Kinect pre-orders aren't that high.
Just did for sake of argument and i could give u the #. But he said "its typical as if it were for a console release"
"People just need to accept Kinect WILL be a massive failure, end of discussion." Fixed*
Massive. Massive Fail. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
that's embarrassing. The one guy walks away frustrated and the girl jumps in and she still couldn't get the game to respond to her. Who cares how this device sells if this is what you are getting for your money? This is just another over priced accessory from MS. The sad part about this one is it doesn't work. There are going to be a lot of upset new consumers come Christmas morning when device is a nightmare to calibrate and ends up not working because of it's restrictions and limitations. I see a ton of frustrated consumers that will try to return this device shortly after purchase and some probable lawsuits headed MS's way. I just hope they have a lenient return policy for this device.
Yah...prerelease game being shown there. Maybe judge the final product?
That may be true but that does not mean we cannot try and save people from themselves if they are easily suggestible.It's community thinking.You cheerleaders are helping swindle people.Cameras make limited game controllers,humans are tool users and you are just a tool.
PS3 fans are saving people from themselves by convincing them they should not buy Kinect. Kinect ~$149 Move ~$100 That dumb shit you just said - Priceless
Hard to call that trolling. Good job strickers. Now teach the other trolls how to be effective. I am sick of them repeating themselves and copying each other.
Um....no at least it wont be huge at the start it looks like shit right now. It needs time to improve and get better games. Its a waste of anyone`s money right now. When their are so many other good games for the 360 you can go get.
there are hundreds of awesome games you could buy instead.
please Omega4 buy a Kinect i want you to waste your money :)
well they gonna collect dust in warehouse!
Don't rush the testing process and just have a smooth launch...
I sincerely dont know of one single person that has one on pre-order and i know a lot of 360 gamers. All the talk is about Halo Reach and Black Ops, Kinect is gonna go way under the radar.
^ spot on. exact same here, NOONE on my Live bud list and those I personally know are buying or even interested in Kinect... same pretty much went for Move
I was less enthused, but my wife is all over it. Kinect has a lot of potential, but it's up to the developers to harness it or squander it.
You probably have friends who are normal gamers, the kind that would care about FPSs. Well there are a lot of young gamers out there, and older gamers that are parents, and many women that love this motion control stuff. A lot of them look at controllers as a thing of the past, needlessly complex for what they're looking for. Not everyone is some mindless robot looking to play every crappy FPS that comes out.
I have it preordered. Now you know one.
I have pre ordered it too. Yes it has no so hard core games but I’ve got Fable 3 MoH Reach Forza Ult F1 2010 to keep me going I got Kinect so the family can enjoy the 360 too ordered Kinect sports Joyride and Kinectimals to start us off then will prob pick up Dance central later on in the month too. Yes it may fail it maybe crap but I’m getting it not you. I got a Dreamcast Amiga32 cd32 megacd none of them were popular but I did not think they were a waste of my money as I enjoyed what I got for them. Kinect will be good for the family still needs to show me what it can do for the core games but will be worth the money for the family to use.
Kinect is definately not for me at this point. There are zero games of interest for me. Now my kids and my wife are screaming for it. The reality of it is this. Kinect is going to outsell MOVE easily. IMO MOVE is the better gaming device by a long shot, but the people who care about motion controls (casual gamers) could care less and Kinect to them looks new and different from the Wii and MOVE...anf that's the demograhics Sony and Microsoft are gunning for. The Wii crowd.... Hate Kinect all you want people but its going to sell huge
If only they had worked as hard to make Kinect what it was supposed to be... Right now it's nothing more than a glorified Eyetoy ripoff. It works worse than the original from Sony. PS Move is superior by a very long shot. Sports Champion is a blast, by the way.
Im kind of interested in kinect. I know my girlfriend would like to get it. Much better than another waggle controller like move. Ill pass on that junk. Ive already got a wii.
Another MS fanboy feeling butthurt about Kinect not working and PS Move being successful ? PS Move is nothing like Wii, it's incredibly precise (1:1) and you can play any game with it. It feels real. Kinect on the other hand is hardly anything else than a buggy Eyetoy. Get over it. Pew pew pew !
Yes I imagine it is extremely difficult and stressful to produce 10 Kinects.
So we have Amazon.co.uk Play.com Game (UK) Gamestop (US)and Newsegg.com who are sold out and we know there will be more Kinects available than Xbox 360s in 2005. And the Xbox 360 sold 1.3 million in 5 weeks. Those are the FACTS. You do the maths. Who are you hating anyway? Are you hating the people buying the product? The product itself (The plastic and wires?) The company behind it? This is just stupid.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/be... Kinect is only 17th on the list, close to release. Even behind move which released long ago and was successful. In other words, Kinect sucks, nobody cares about it. It would suck hard even if it sold, you must accept it now.
The hate is simple. Remember when Nintendo was the benchmark for game quality, visuals, ingenuity and technical achievements? Think about when that stopped. Why are YOU defending this? Any Xbox fan should be hoping for the failure of Kinect.
You have no idea what the pre-order allocations were so stop being retarded about it and move on. Newegg is hardly the one stop shopping destination for the type of people who will be interested in Kinect, and Gamestop online isn't represntative of their brick and mortar stores. Amazon UK is just that, the UK, and not the rest of EU, and Game is like Gamestop so their online pre-ordering has no bearing on their stores. When large retail outlets and Amazon US start selling out then you can trumpet the success of Kinect, but until then try keeping a cooler head about it because if it doesn't post these super incredible numbers in it's first day then you and everyone else that's doing it will just look silly.
well you troll on move at vgc so, I guess you can't talk:-D
I loved my Sega Genesis (still do) but when they started bring out the CD/32 X/Activator they went downhill and never were the same. MS has already had a failed external hd-dvd drive (although that is different vs Sega CD due to it not playing games) and now they bring out a Sega Activator-like product?? I was excited over it as a kid but it was ultimately pure crap at same price kinect is going for...$150.
Yeah, it's incredible how they shot themselves in the foot with that crap. They should have used the money to fund exclusive games for 360, their users desperately need them.
I own both systems and I own PS Move. Me and my wife really enjoy it. I am on the fence about Kinect but will probably buy it if I can find it in the stores. It is pretty obvious that this thing is going to be huge. There is no denying it. My problem are the fanboys such as PENNYWISE who come here just to run Kinect/Xbox down. Dude(s) if you don't like something why even make a comment. Go and enjoy your MOVE/PS3. You guys worship Sony a little too much around here. You guys are really starting to make this site unbearable. If Kinect is just an eye toy ripoff why didn't Sony just reinvest in the EYE instead of bringing out the move system. The eye is only about 40.00 dollars, right? Its like you all can't except that fact that Sony is doing good but MS is doing better overall. Is it that serious. I would hate to think that you all are grown ass men!!
Because Sony worked on motion controls for 10+ years and acknowledged no solution would work without BUTTONS. That's why Kinect has zero valuable or even working games for people who are more than 5 years old. Kinect tech was denied by both Nintendo and Sony long ago... It has nothing to do with Sony or MS value for me, I'm no shareholder and if it was Xbox Move and PS Kinect, I'd say exactly the same thing. I'd say MS Move >> PS Kinect. But hey, that's not what happened. Fact is, one is crap and takes resources from MS from making good games we need, and the other one is a nice improved motion peripheral where you can indeed play sports with precision (tennis, golf...). PS Move is like Wii HD 2.0, and Kinect is like Eyetoy 0.8 beta if you want. The good question you should ask is why MS fanboys here keep on defending such crappy 5 year old games when MS could use the money to make REAL GAMES for them. THAT is the real question. MS Gamers > MS fanboys.
just wanted to point out that sony did reinvest in the eye, as the move needs the eye to function. that is all! have a good day, sir!
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