Kinect Sensors sold out at Amazon and Best Buy (US)

Amazon US is all out of stock for the Xbox Kinect Sensor that includes Kinect Adventures – Luckily though, you can still buy from Amazon resellers and they've got the bundles available too.

Best Buy is all out as well...

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Dylantalon13007d ago

Amazon us is out of kinect sensors and kinect customers are out of sense.

Ps. The talon stands for talented

mark01923007d ago

well, then Amazon CO UK and Amazon DE are out of sense as well.. ow and Best Buy customers as well :S. You're basically saying the whole world has gone crazy...

ryuzu3006d ago

Which all seems strange since I barely know anyone who knows anything about Kinect - and that's both gamers and non-gamers whether 360 owners or not.

Where has that MS marketing budget gone? How are these stores selling out of (pre-orders of) a product no one knows about?

All seems strange to me - this isn't another Wii in terms of buzz, yet there are these occasional reports of demand...

Well, guess we'll see next week.


JokesOnYou3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

kinect has been available for preorder on Amazon and at Best Buy for quite some time, and its constantly moved up the bestseller charts on Amazon, in the past everything that makes it into Amazons top 5 best sellers usually has pretty good sales when NPD results come out. Micro certainly isn't going to announce a goal of 3mil before the end of the year and then not give stores enough units to make it possible. aahhh but yeah just go with conspiracy theory #3092, lol if I didn't know any better I'd think your comments sound like you're butthurt, but either way the sales are going to speak for themselves.


edit: ryuzu + 22m ago ^^ But pre-orders on Amazon/BB are not commitments to purchase - they are "intentions" to purchase but can still be cancelled at no loss to the consumer.

The device can't be "sold out" until the store has fulcilled its orders.

r. #8.3

-"bu, bu, but its not sales!" [pulls hair out] lol, butthurt confirmed

ABizzel13006d ago

As I said from my experience with both Kinect and Move, I have to say both offer very similar experiences, but at the end of the day I have to go with Move for 3 reasons.

1. Kinect still has a little bit of lag still. It's not game ruining, but it's still there, and lighting and other things may prevent you from having the ideal space for using Kinect. Move has the same problem, but to a much lesser degree. Every Kinect demo I've seen has been in a well lit room with 6 foot space between you and the camera. The games all work, but they look very Wii inspired (At least Sony tried to make their Wii Sports knock off look different).

2. Buttons. Move has buttons Kinect doesn't, MS needs to show that Kincet and play hardcore games like FPS and TPS. If not Move is the better device.

3. Games. Move has proven they have games. If you get the PS3 console Move bundle then you have a decent array to choose from, but starting next year PS Move is going to have hardcore game after hardcore game released. Little Big Planet 2, Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, MLB, No More Heroes, Heroes on the Move, SOCOM 4, Sly Collection, Sorcery, and more.

The only hardcore games from Kinect are Forza, Project Draco, and Rise of Nightmares. Everything else is a Dance or Get Fit game. And that's nice for trying to get the Wii audience, but what about hardcore gamers.

FrankenLife3006d ago

From what I hear talking to local stores in the Seattle area(MS home area), is that the individual sensors will be in limited supply. They are trying to push the console bundles, so they will be putting most of their stock into them instead of selling them individually. This helps them with 2 goals: getting new customers, and getting current customers to get the slim. That is why the individual units are selling out.

kneon3006d ago

The console bundles are still available in most places so it seems it's mostly existing XBox owners buying it so far.

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user8586213006d ago

Ohhhh noessss the world has got no sense because they bought a product you dont like.........

tatotiburon3007d ago (Edited 3007d ago )

and so it begins

@Dylantalon1: and the Move custo....ouch sorry is there anyone?

mark01923007d ago

Well, it could be a 'move' (no pun intended) by Microsoft in creating a hype ofcourse

HuGi3007d ago

but the question remains... u are the crowd MS is aiming at ?? in all iviews they say Core Gamers is for Kinect aswell but the only people i see interested on this are... Casuals... im confused.....

mark01923007d ago

Guess hardcore gamers like the 'minority report' effect of it all..

number473006d ago

everyone likes the minority report effect.. unfortunately for those fooled, Kinect can't provide it.

ct033006d ago

How about we wait for some reviews before making statements like these?

asyouburn3006d ago

no need, homie. if kinect could do that stuff, msoft wouldve shown it. we would see five thousand videos of it, and everyone would be like "wow!". but you've seen what kinect can do

trounbyfire3007d ago

for educated people its a camera

XactGamer3006d ago

Kinect features an "RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software", which provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities. The depth sensor consists of an infrared projector combined with a monochrome CMOS sensor, and allows the Kinect sensor to see in 3D under any ambient light conditions.

Name one divice that does ^^^ that.

TEFL0N_D0N_813006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

umm... I can do that without any tech. XD

showtimefolks3006d ago

i would like to see it work in people's homes before i give it the best tech ever

GI,GT,gamespot and ign have been saying we won't get the these for reviews because MS doesn't want any bad rap so you tell me

as a core gamer i ain't blind and for all who say this will see well guess what move has already sold close to 3 million

so will sell and already sold see the difference

Dread3006d ago

dont even try..these playstation fanatics will always claim that kenect is a ps eye rip off and that move is completely different than the wii mote.

Ms cannot do anything right for them.

kaos_fish II3006d ago

I'll believe that BS when I see it - working, without lag, in a semi darkened room with someone wearing black clothes and standing 3ft in front of the sensor in a 8x10 room.

Killed4Less3006d ago

haha EyeToy or even the Eye can't do what Kinect does.

How long are we going to perpetuate that fud here?

number473006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

Joyride, Kinectimals, Ricochet.. and all the rest.

Its not fud if its proven Eyetoy already does the majority of Kinect games, as do basic webcams.

U guys are happy that MS is fooling people :)

WhitePolish3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

* Color VGA Motion Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS
* Depth Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS
* Array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition

JasonW19723006d ago

Yes, Microsoft isn't providing Gamespot and IGN the Kinect games early because they are worried about bad reviews.


Sez 3006d ago

Can you provide a link to Sony sold 3 million moved. Because all links point to Sony "SHIPPED" over 2.5 million moved. Which is a big difference.

ABizzel13006d ago


What are you talking about. It's coming out in a little over a week, most review copies are generally out a week or 2 before the launch of the product.

JasonW19723006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )


I'm not sure what your point is. The Kinect and several of its initial games were sent to IGN and GameSpot on October 26th. Thus, Microsoft is not hiding the games from being reviewed as asserted above and elsewhere on N4G. Are you saying that these corporate sites cannot write reviews for these games by November 4th? The first wave of games are not exactly complicated or deep.

As for when retail review copies are provided, 1-2 weeks is hardly the rule.

@disagree Not sure how someone can disagree with links...perhaps those couple of people thought I was being straight and not sarcastic. My apologies if that was the case. I thought the "SMH" was the giveaway.

ABizzel13006d ago

No I'm saying it's almost time for the reviews to come out so everyone should have the hardware and software in their offices by now.

MS can't try to hide anything (not that they have to), because Kinect is coming out soon.

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maniacmayhem3006d ago

I guess the Move is like Wii Motion Plus right?

Unbornkirkster193006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

nothing against this, but i love how there is an article down the home page saying that the move is sold out at walmart and 20 minutes later we get this..

showtimefolks3006d ago

its like xbox360 has no games than 20min later a new article telling us all the xbox360 exclusives

same for ps3 lol

just be gamers i don't care about either motion control i like dual shock 3 and will be gaming with it for a long long time hopefully

STiRacer3006d ago

i dont understand all these fanboys trying to defend all of this motion controlls crap. Be it controller free or with a magical dildo with a glowing ball on top, all i smell is bullshit. unless you were excited for the wii and all of the crapware that came with it. i dont see any reason to get excited or defend any of this garbage. because TBH all i see coming is SHOVELWARE 2.0

asyouburn3006d ago

i agree, and what will be worse is if msoft makes a boat load of money on it, thats when the real shovelware begins. once they think they can make $$$$ of of kinect, 50% of 360 games will be crap motion games