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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este said,
haha... the 2nd picture says 4gb console... that would suck

Not sure why thats funny. Its just the new "arcade" model, updated from like 250mb. I say thats a huge improvement from the last one.

Could just as well be no stock due to low inventory. Easy to put a "selling out" sticker on it in that case. Only thing that will matter is actual sales numbers.

efjay said,
Could just as well be no stock due to low inventory. Easy to put a "selling out" sticker on it in that case. Only thing that will matter is actual sales numbers.

Lol. I find it funny nobody makes cliams like that when Apple claims stuff is selling out products on their first launch.

Quikboy said,
Lol. I find it funny nobody makes cliams like that when Apple claims stuff is selling out products on their first launch.

I saw people that said exactly that, so I don't know what you're talking about.

I wonder how the Kinect will work on display at stores. Will they make a new profile for each person that wants to participate? Will there be a guest mode?

ccoltmanm said,
I wonder how the Kinect will work on display at stores. Will they make a new profile for each person that wants to participate? Will there be a guest mode?

Yes the Kinect supports "guest" mode in most games.

I've got it on pre-order. I'll probably go pick up mine then keep it in the box until I can set it up. My room isn't prepped for kinect.

I've yet to see any advertising for it on regular TV. There's nothing else like to so I wouldn't be surprised if it sold well in the run-up to Christmas.

FlintyV said,
I've yet to see any advertising for it on regular TV. There's nothing else like to so I wouldn't be surprised if it sold well in the run-up to Christmas.

It was premiered on Oprah. They seem to have been marketing it on those kinds of shows to show it as being good for family games and exercise. I think it was even on Ellen.

mad_onion said,
tbh, I think Microsoft put most of the Kinect stock into bundles rather than stand alone.

That's the best way to push the new Xbox 360.