Kinect pre-orders selling out quick

Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of Kinect, an add-on for the Xbox 360 console that allows players to use an Xbox 360 without the need for a physical controller. Pre-orders opened up weeks ago on popular websites and stores and already are selling out.

Both Amazon U.S. and Best Buy are no longer taking pre-orders for Kinect, instead customers are presented with a "Coming Soon" message on most of these stores websites. Stores like GameStop and Wal-Mart are still taking pre-orders, according to businessinsider.com.

Some stores, including Best Buy, are still taking pre-orders for Kinect in bundles, like the Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect, but these packages won't last much longer. Both the Kinect motion-sensor camera and Xbox 360 250GB console with Kinect appear to be sold out already across most major retail chains, in both the U.S. and Canada.

Neowin previously reported of a Microsoft employee's prediction that Kinect sales will "blow away" the iPad. Kinect for the Xbox 360 is set to hit stores shelves on November 4 in North America and November 10 in Europe. The device carries a $149.99/£149.99 price tag and launch with 17 game titles.

Thanks to Tech Star for the tip!

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