Reports that Play, Amazon, and other retailers in the UK are selling out of Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 are big news on the web. But what about at home?
"They did say that they have gone to Microsoft and requested additional units to be allocated" That must have been what GameStop did. Probably taking from the UK too.
its selling out not because there a huge demand but because microsoft didnt ship that many.
If you need to tell yourself that so you can sleep better so be it. You guys are worring yourselves into mental illness/madness. Trolling won't stop Kinect. You trolls need to get a life. MSFT get more attention from PS3 fanboys then Sony does, it's no wonder the PS3 is getting left in the dust in 3rd place with sales and NPD threw in the towel. Move flopped and has no hope of competing with Kinect and the PS3 has no exclusives so the desperate hate towards Kinect is ramped you to an all out assault .
Microsoft said themselves this was going to be a HUGE launch, much like launching an entirely new platform. Why would they risk gimping their critical launch performance by shipping too few units?
There's a little truth to that actually, taken direct from play.com: "Please Note: Supplies of this product are extremely limited and are under allocation by Microsoft." I don't see why MS would deliberately withhold stock, it's probably just that they can't manufacture enough to meet demand? maybe? Edit: OK *looks at disagrees*, maybe not i was merely speculating. It just seems odd that Play.com would mention limited allocation from MS on their Kinect page, no?
The UK must really like their motion controls.
EXACTLY. Same thing happened with Move.
At my old work Microsoft limited the amount of xbox slims to sell on release. People are more likely to buy when somethings running out quick.
It will sell; get over it. And just for sh!ts and giggles, They sold over 20 million "Snuggies" last year. A [email protected] blanket with armholes in it!
It's not a blanket with holes! It's a damned robe on backwards!
This is another well coordinated marketing trick aimed at artificially generating some "momentum" by tapping into the public's lemming mentality. More and more companies are doing this kind of sleazy tactic is becoming quite common as retailers have started cooperating with manufacturers to mislead the public. Kinect, being a high profit margin product (costs $10 to manufacture so, at $149, provides massive profit for retailers and Microsoft) is just the kind of product that will motivate retailers to do this. The music industry did this for years. Eventually they got sued but, in the mean time, they made hundreds of billions of dollars with their back-room deals.
I think you need to make a new tin foil hat because the one you have on is wrapped way to hard around your head cutting off circulation. Get some fresh air sometime
Sales don't matter anymore no one will be able to track the sheer volume of sales when it comes to Xbox products this holiday. http://www.mcvuk.com/news/4... wanderson75.wordpress.com + is somewhat trying to spin the demand of Kinect trying to downplay it.
and how many 360 gamers on N4G are going to buy it or have a pre-order standing out ? I see a lot of defense for the Kinect but haven't seen many confirmations of buyers. So what games are you 'real gamers' gonna buy ?
See i have this thing called a family, and have kids so damn rights i'm going to buy kinect and check it out, if it's not for me, i know for a fact that my kids will still love it and play it, which i perfer because if my kids are going to play video games i rather them jump around then sit on couch moving only there hands.
I've had my pre-order for a while now and will be getting Dance Central and Your Shape at launch (Child of Eden when that drops early next year as well), so you can count me in. I've been gaming since 1984, have both HD consoles and have recently completed Halo: Reach on Legendary. Solo. Is that "real" enough for you?
are we still playing the sales game? geez i though that was old as hell by now lol.when are the sale gamers actually gonna play real video games for once?
Well, when will the trolls stop caring so much about Kinect?
you clicked, you commented... yes you are still playing the sales game
I play the sales game
Playing Reach , Fable 3 , Black Ops and New Vegas so i wont give a sh** about Kinect.
i don't understand people commenting on kinect articles when they don't give a sh** about it??? go on admit it, you care a lil' bit
Why worry about it? Kinect is already a success and it`s not even out yet.
Spring 2011 Microsoft brings Kinect to the PS3 lol
You gotta ask, how many units ms actually shipped for it to be sold out because anyone in their right mind can easily see the rubbish behind kinect. But we'll never know since coincidently NPD stopped reporting hardware sales.
Don't know how many but it's a sold out success though.
Wont be long now till we find everyone at home doing this.. http://www.youtube.com/watc... or this http://www.youtube.com/watc... R.I.P Humanity..
The xbox community has low standards. Edit: @below What? I can't settle for shit that doesn't work properly. I HATE sub HD games. I HATE having controls that aren't responsive. I HATE paying for something that should be for free. Xbox community accepts mediocrity, getting overcharged for things and using buggy devices.
Pffffft...as if the playstation community has any room to talk.
>>The xbox community has low standards. But it is good for big sales. ))) .
glad i got my pre order :)
I just find it funny that so many are afraid of the success that Kinect is going to have. Relax kids, Sony isn't going anywhere.
This ^ However, I think it is actually the fear that the ps3 might remain in third place, if kinect is TOO successful, that remains the underlying issue. Most users already know that Sony will be fine. The ps3 and 360 are already successful. It's just the egos that are out of whack, if they can't be top dog.
making it look like there is demand to build more hype. If you only allow 5000 units to be available and they run out of those 5000 you can then say that region is no longer accepting pre orders because they have no more. With out official numbers this means absolutely nothing. It is exactly what Sony did as well, they said "we don't expect it to sell that much day one." Well it did and now it looks like the move is a success based off of Sony's statement. This is all very annoying. How about we let these stupid things sell for a while, get some reviews as to their quality and if they actually work, then let the comments roll in. Sony's move has delivered on it's promises tech wise anyways (as far as games go that is still to be determined). Now let's see if M$ new toy is able to live up to all M$ has been saying it can do. I could care less about either move or Kinect because I don't plan to buy either, I like games not novelty. I just feel based on M$ track record of completely screwing people over with their shoddy products that Kinect will be a disaster tech wise. I would bet that it does not do all that they have siad it can. Either way it will be interesting to see. I feel sorry for all those people that have high hopes for Kinect because if M$ history shows anything it's that the consumer ends up with the shit end of the stick.
Love Windows (Multi repeat customer. Bought the original Xbox (loved it)and bought the 360 (Love it more). M$ is a pretty good company. Sony is okay too. I never bought a PS anything, but I did buy their TV's. Sony and Panasonic made some good TV's. I am a 1 console at a time type of gamer, but that does not mean I hate Sony and Nintendo. IF M$ had not release that DOA3 demo, who knows what I might be playing now. M$ created a culture in gaming that is hard to give up wants you bought in to it. It is really a comfort zone. Once you are hooked on XBL it is over. It is not just the multiplayer, it is just how everything just works and is so intuitive. The software really work very well. They are the true leaders in inovative thinking in console software. Kinect looks to be another strong win in the console fight.
Kinect not only will sell as hell but will make the 360 unreachable to PS3 on sales.
Yeah looks like Micrsoft just had a better master plan. With the Slim boosting sales immensely taking over worldwide sales in the last 15 weeks or so. Right when it's starting to die down and BAAAAAM, here comes Kinect! The holiday rush is on!
I am definitely getting it. Its awesome and it even does FPS games like this. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Kinect Rules.
or MOVE for that matter, really. So long as Sony keeps feeding my PS3 with great games, that keeps me happy.
I see a lot of bitter people around here... It is very worrying too say the least...
Strange because there is ZERO hype about it at all in the U.K and no one in the U.K is talking about it? Strange that.
Well thanks for that fine reporting Ollie that no one in the U.K. is talking about it even though reports say otherwise but really....glad to have you in the wild getting us gamers what we need to know what is happening on the streetz of the U.K.
there are NO constrained parts for the 360 or Kinect. its clearly obvious and a smart biz move by MS to limit allocations for each shipment. just building up hype..... gamers forget this is a business run by real people, not gamers like us
Yes and yet they predicted 3 mil by the end of this year and analyst predicted 4mil. So when and if the report is in the millions, will your next response be constraints or MS lying about numbers to investors? How come the same thing isn't said about Move? Just curious how all that can be said about ONE company but none of this towards Sony and the actual buisness practice they did actually do and stated they would before it launched.
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