Botchweed: "2010 was the biggest year in the Xbox 360′s history, with a massive year-to-year sales boost of 42 percent. "
It`s crazy what marketing can do for you...look at McDonalds.
Ok... Now marketing is supposed to be a bad thing?
It's funny (actually it's sad) how every year we are told that the 360 is on it's way out, and that the "year of the PS3" is just right around the corner, yet the 360 continues to sell like crazy and make fanboys look like giant tards. lol Just give it up already, guys.
Yeah, crazy!! since PS3 is ACTUALLY outselling 360 worldwide..
When did I say it was?
@MariaHelFutura- Yeah, its crazy how letting people know ur product exists helps you sell the product /s
This year is the year of the PS3 MUAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAH HAHA.
There are lots of Kinects and 360s in my town. I don't think there's a need to worry.
Start buying them and ebaying them for more when the shortage comes!
So your town's stock will cover the demand worldwide?
With my current wallet i could buy maybe 2 at a push so my resale empire is hardly off to a good start :P
If your looking to resell something, wait for the 3DS. I think that thing is gonna have a crazy resell value.
Yea just came home from my local target and saw 17 of these and 4 of the bundles at the electronics section.
Kinect has been in stock the past week on Amazon.
If true that's great news Microsoft is starting to keep up with demand again after selling millions of Kinects and 360s a month. Just remember one village isn't a state like one region isn't the world.
"Note on Availability This item is in high demand and supplies from Microsoft are limited. Its availability will fluctuate, and we cannot guarantee that we will receive additional quantities in a timely manner. For Kinect sensors shipped and sold by Amazon.com, we are limiting orders, when available, to one Kinect sensor per customer. We will not charge your credit card until we ship the product. This product may be available from other retailers on Amazon.com, and is covered by our A-to-z buying guarantee." I work for an Atlanta GameStop, and when I went in today to return some games I checked out, they were breaking down all 360 and Kinect display boxes and taking them to the dumpster, because they have no idea when they'll get more in. Just because some retailers still have stock, doesn't mean the shortage isn't real. Most of what people are seeing in Best Buy, WalMart, etc, is the last shipments that they got, right after X-mas. Some retailers sold through their last shipments due to demand and/or pre-order fulfillment.
Don't bother his goal isn't to make sense he's just crying about the a$$ whooping PS3 is getting because of the 360 and Kinect. Demand is so high what he said could only be seen as good news. If he is telling the truth Kinect being in stores all over his town is fantastic news for Microsoft and the industry.
Lol, I was just throwing it out there that Amazon has them. Maybe somebody would have found the information useful. And if you want to talk about a "a$$ whooping" then lets talk about that worldwide spanking the 360 has been getting for years from both the PS3 and Wii.
Yes because this huge 1st party support in 2011 totally makes me want to buy a 360 now more than ever /s IMO I think the lack of support from MS means the next xbox is coming in 2012, just a thought
You would only release a major upgrade for a console like the Kinect if it were compatible with the next version of the console and even then i don't think it makes much sense.
Erm, you can get them in abundance in the UK. It's just you US lot going crazy for more MS shite. We are all happy on PS3 over here.. Seeing as that is where ALL the exclusives are this year. But you carry on lapping up the reincarnated Wii games for your giant living rooms.
"We are all happy on PS3 over here." Don't talk for me, okay? I'm from the UK as well and that's not the case. Amazon UK also has the "limited quantity" warning and quite a few GAME stores don't even have signs for Kinect because they have nothing left and don't want to attract Kinect buyers only to find there's nothing.
I live in UK and every time I hear this marketing crap I check stores online.I've never seen Kinect sold out in the UK anywhere.I could have bought it in any store I walked into too.
Ironically, the UK is a stronghold for the Xbox360 in Europe.
In other words Microsoft is saying "Buy Kinect while stocks last" simple marketing tactic there is no shortage. Its just like saying misleading things like "we sold" instead of "we shipped" XXXXXXX amount of units. And what does the general public think? "WTF KINECT IS SELLING SOO MUCH IM MISSING OUT BRB BESTBUY". You know its apart of Marketing when Microsoft make these announcements aswell. But hey its working for Microsoft.
So, there is a giant conspiracy from multiple retailers, many of which are competitors to each other, to fabricate a shortage. Right... you're nuts.
i know someone will take this the wrong way - BUT - if this was a dire shortage situation, don't you think a more mainstream source would have broke the story?...........instead it's botchweed???.......i've never even heard the name before i saw it here. that's right - IGN, gamesradar, gamepro, 1UP, CNN, FOX......they all missed this - well, thank god for the journalistic power of........botchweed!!! LOL
I went to my BX just tonight and not only was Kinect in stock, the price was lowered from $149.99 to $97.99! Dubya Tee Eff!
97.99????? bullshit or proof
And about now the reality will be setting in... Kinect games ain't that good.... For Move we are getting the big name Golf, Tennis and fps titles - with XB360 version there is no Kinect support. Reality will sort this situation out. Just for how long do the Kinect owners plan to convince us that the dance game is sooo cool that you would not want to play another game again. Move http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "There are currently 54 (exclusive: 30; multi-platform: 24; PlayStation Network games: 11; Upcoming games: 41; Existing games: 13) games on this list." Kinect http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "There are currently 41 (exclusive: 26; multi-platform: 15; Upcoming games: 21; Existing games: 20) games on this list."
yeah i gotta totally agree this is just ms pr at its best as iv said before the walmart/bestbuy/target and gamestop all have them instockand alot BB has like over 100 instock hen i asked the other places they had alot for conroe, texas locations call them up for your self if u dont beleive area code 936 .....shameful ms just shameful
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