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GAME and Amazon claim to be out of initial Kinect stock

By Alec Meer

Tue 12 Oct 2010 6:14pm GMT / 2:14pm EDT / 11:14am PDT

No more web pre-orders for now, but bundles still available

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GAME is no longer offering Kinect units from its website, claiming to have sold all its initial stock almost a month ahead of the motion controller's release date.

However, the amount of 130 single Kinect units the retailer had available has not been specified. Meanwhile, the chain is still offering the Xbox 360 plus Kinect bundle for 250.

A message on the GAME site reads "We've hit our limit for launch but you can still pre-order for a priority place in the queue. As soon as we have more stock in, we will make sure we get your order to you."

Amazon has also stopped taking pre-orders for the time being. and Play still offer units, although the latter warns that orders may not ship on launch day.

Kinect launches on 10th November, priced around 129.99.

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Iain Lowson Writer

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Wow. They sold both copies?! Impressive.

Posted:5 years ago


Michael Hall Studying Computer Games Design (Story Development), University of East London

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It seems theirs never enough stock of important products, these days, Most consoles like Wii sell out, basically overnight and people who haven't pre-ordered a unit is out of luck until another shipment arrives in.
These companies have been making consoles and games for a long time, they should know to order more stock in for a products initial launch.

Posted:5 years ago


Iain Lowson Writer

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True, but I do wonder if the fact that the initial limited stock run has 'sold out' isn't part of a terribly clever marketing strategy whereby additional interest and demand is stimulated by the perception that so many others now look to have bought it. Or am I being cynical. Again.

Posted:5 years ago


Craig Burkey Software Engineer

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I agree with Iain, I'm sure they've already said most of the kinect units produced with be for sale in the 250 bundle.

Posted:5 years ago

i agree with you.But you know in russia we still pre-order XBOX KINECT .But gamers will have it only in November.But i saw with my own eyes that they have it but they won't sell it to me till november.I think it's a marketing decision

Posted:5 years ago


Private Industry

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That doesn`t say much without hard numbers. Out of stock can easily mean all 90k units they get are pre ordered.

Posted:5 years ago


Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College

295 28 0.1
I sold out of Kinect weeks ago! (sic)

Posted:5 years ago


Benn Achilleas CEO and Founder, Playabl

89 51 0.6
why sell the single unit when you can say they are only available in bundles and shift an xbox with it too?

Posted:5 years ago


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