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ShopTo: Sony's Move Outselling Kinect 'By Quite A Margin'‎

Despite reports from Microsoft boasting that Kinect has sold out at most major retailers, one online store has told IncGamers that due to low stock allocation for Kinect it has seen its sales of Sony’s Move outdo Kinect ‘by quite a margin’.

ShopTo.Net, which boasts over 400,000 customers, has revealed that Microsoft had granted it ‘and many other retailers’ low stock allocation, meaning it cannot promote the device as much as it would like.

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TreMillz3271d ago

seeing as kinect isnt on sale yet........

off topic: is the avatar changer broken?

Masamori Sumimura3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

Dumbest article today! A product that'S been on the market for a month or so Outselling one that havent hit the market!?

0_0

rroded3271d ago Show
Cevapi883271d ago

id like to know who the "many other retailers" are as the exec stated, the statement is too vague, if it is a considerable number of retailers, then it would be something to talk about, but unless something happens at Amazon or GS, then there should be no problems

Sarcasm3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

I assume this is based on pre-orders?

SeNiLe9113271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

I believe it is selling out! Check the numbers amazon doing compared to Move and the Move bundles: http://conflictinggamers.co...

Theonik3271d ago

@Senile911: That link is for US. Shop.to is a British retailer.
*Not part of the reply, read with a TF2 scout voice*
500 million dollars to promote this peripheral huh?
Money well spent!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

DMason3271d ago

Wow, one retailer says that Move is outselling Kinect. Bravo. Kinect has even hit shelves. And if I do recall, I don't remember Move preorders being sold out on Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, etc. Those are the largest gaming retailers. I was able to pick up a Move at Best Buy without a hitch.

Active Reload3271d ago

*Facepalm* They had me actually thinking Kinect was being sold already.

TheBlackSmoke3271d ago

Low stock allocation = Oh hey kinect has sold out everywhere!!

Typical dirty M$, nothing to see here.

BulletToothtony3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

well apparently to some people definitely matters that Move had a month and a half head start, but then they turn around and say that the 1 YEAR head start of the 360 is not important

Theonik3271d ago

To all the people talking about when move came out Vs Kinect.
These aren't cumulative sales these are how the move sells right now Vs Kinect's pre-orders. If anything this shows that Move has managed to maintain its momentum despite the hype behind Kinect.

Hideo_Kojima3271d ago

In Fanboy world its simple to compare the sales of these 2 products.

Let me use an example we are all familiar with.

Fanboys believes it ok to compare the sales of the 2005 Xbox 360 to the sales of the 2006/2007 PS3.

360 is 5 years old
PS3 is an average of 3 1/2

PS Move has been out for almost 2 months
Kinect is not even on sale.

However it is seen as totally justifiable by some people to claim PS Move is a more profitable product because no one buys Kinect yet.

STiRacer3271d ago

Xbox360 outsells PS4 by 42 million.

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Denethor_II3271d ago

But Kinect is so hyped I almost want one.

RankFTW3271d ago

It can get all the hype in the world (and it has) and I still wouldn't get it.

Denethor_II3271d ago

God bless everyone that disagreed with me, there's still hope left.

karl3271d ago

yeah well...not everyone can be brainwashed by MS marketing machine...

irepbtown3270d ago

Me it's not the Hype. It's how brilliant it was when they showed it at E3. F-ing Quality that was. When i first heard and read about Kinect, i thought 'Total Failure'.
I'm glad my thoughts were wrong, its Brilliant.

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Godmars2903271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

is that TreMillz is getting disagrees for that joke.

Granted its not a good joke, but still...

RBlaze3271d ago

... I think it might be broken, mate...

I tried changing a bit of clothing yesterday and it wouldn't save the change...

Might just be post- update jitters...

awiseman3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

This is also for the article about Kinect spying on you..just like cellphones listen to you and pc webcams do as well...

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RankFTW3271d ago

My webcam spoke back once :(.

TheCagyDies3271d ago

Yay, it's Sir Patrick Stewart

Longrod_Von_Hugendon3271d ago

this shows more desire/demand from the public and the Move is dominating.

Seeing how Kinect isn't intended for the core gamer I don't see Kinect selling anywhere near Move's numbers. Unlike Kinect the Move is a tech that both core and casual gamers can use.

ryuzu3271d ago

Actually, the point is that ShopTo is unable to provide Kinect due to the small stock allocation and that's why Move is outselling it.

The article doesn't really comment on whether there is demand for more units or not - just that ShopTo can't sell what they aren't allocated.

The title is misleading crap again, but what else is new?

r.

Hades13373271d ago

Your comment shows that you clearly didn't bother to read the article.

ryuzu3271d ago

In some article about good sales, I also pointed out these were pre-orders (with no purchase commitment) and not therefore sales....

I was told by some sales-fanboys that was just "semantics".

So there you are.

Kinect is selling/pre-ordering say MS. Kinect is not selling/pre-ordering say some stores.

I imagine MS is keeping most of their stock to give away in the US and the UK and rest of world gets a small allocation.

r.

morkendo233271d ago

tomorrow saying kinect out sold sony MOVE by a whopping 400,000 why dont they wait til kinect is out after x-mas and do a real tally

vhero3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

There comparing weekly sales to pre-orders surely?? But aside from the obvious hole which leaves us questions we get this..

"has revealed that Microsoft had granted it ‘and many other retailers’ low stock allocation"

What I do love is the people who are saying its not out yet how can we compare?? Yet when they were Kinect is outselling MOVE the same people were on articles calling MOVE a failure.. I give up sometimes..

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yatesybum3271d ago

“The best way to get hold of Kinect at the moment is to order one of the console and Kinect bundles."

It seems that this situation is mirrored in a lot of places as the stand alone unit is out of stock
Perhaps a tactic to ensure maximum console sales over a large adoption rate?

vhero3270d ago

I honestly think its along those lines they are releasing only a small amount of solus cams to try and hopefully create a buzz so people will tell there friends who cant get one without going out and buying a new console for one. So not only do they get a sale of Kinect they get a console sale. Double whammy for MS. They are really devious and I LOVE IT! The only people who lose out are the suckers who fall for it.

Omega43271d ago

Lol I guess it helps Kinect not being released yet, and like the article said they are choosing not to advertise Kinect since they don't have enough stock.

MS are smart, since they are giving the largest allocations to the biggest retailers such as Amazon, Gamestop and GAME. Smaller retailers like ShopTo will just have to make do with what they get.

Motorola3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

you make a point i guess...but where did you get that info from? "
MS are smart, since they are giving the largest allocations to the biggest retailers such as Amazon, Gamestop and GAME. Smaller retailers like ShopTo will just have to make do with what they get. " ^^^ that part

Karum3271d ago

I doubt he has an official source for that, Motorola.

To be fair though it would make sense. In the UK, GAME are the biggest video game retailer so more stock being spread to their stores/warehouse for online orders makes sense.

ShopTo is a very very popular online retailer in the UK though and I'd imagine they'd get a fair allocation of stock tbh.

sGIBMBR3270d ago

ShopTo is a very popular UK retailer?

I've never heard of it till now lol, I'll check it out now though, maybe cheaper for all I know ha

raztad3271d ago

Omega is a MS employee. He knows his stuff.

mrv3213271d ago

If Microsoft employees know their stuff... why did they choose to destroy Rare?

Shackdaddy8363271d ago

What do you mean by advertising? Ive seen so many kinect commercials on T.V.

Maybe I'm just unlucky.....

ryuzu3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

In UK terms - ShopTo is big when it comes to games.

Not only that, but in a store yesterday I heard a middle aged woman asking "What is Kinect?" of the employee while stood near the rack (who, I was glad to hear didn't sugar coat how bad the thing is).

Seems like MS need a bit more than 500 million for this push.

r.

thebudgetgamer3271d ago

so you're saying it's not fair saying move has sold more because it was released sooner?

hmmm, interesting.

TheBlackSmoke3271d ago

What you talkin bout?, da headstart dont count haha flopstation 3

/s

CaptainAmerica3271d ago

its not fair cuz its not out yet -_-

thebudgetgamer3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

but the day it does release it will be behind. so can i say it's in third place in the motion control war?

CaptainAmerica3271d ago

Of course you can, it wouldnt be a lie

thebudgetgamer3271d ago

that is the logic on this site and it makes me laugh.

irepbtown3270d ago

You can't because it isn't out.

WHAT IF, i repeat, WHAT IF MS decide to take all Kinects back and re-do or something?

So you can't say third in Motion control war. When it's released, then yes (that's if its third).

Before people start bashing, i dont own an Xbox. I have a PS3.

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vhero3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

lol gamestop?? You are from England and use gamestop? EPIC fail.. They are not a big retailer over here never have been. Shopto are one of the biggest retailers of games on the web in the UK and sell almost as much as GAME online these days thanks to there cut prices and allowance of paypal. I switched from GAME to them earlier this year and havn't looked back. Just stop it right now trying to slate a retailer as they slated something made by your precious GOD Microsoft and get real please I am ashamed to be from the same country as you.

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alb18993271d ago

Really!?
Wait until is out to compare sales!

cliffbo3271d ago

buy Kinect because you are a fanboy, shelve it because you suddenly wised up

Hades13373271d ago

listen to this guy because you are a fanboy, don't listen to this guy because you suddenly wised up.