Microsoft Kinect IS ‘Sold Out’
Ubisoft's Tony Key predicted just days ago that Microsoft's Kinect would be "Sold Out a Lot." Thus far, the executive is spot on. According to USA Today, Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop have reported that they have already sold out Kinect inventories, and bundles are thinning at this time.
"We've seen a tremendous amount of excitement and demand for (Kinect) and saw lines at our midnight openings around the country," explained Best Buy's Chris Homeister. "We are currently sold out online, but we continue to work with Microsoft to obtain product shipments now and throughout the holiday season."
Target, in addition, reportedly experienced "very strong pre-sales" for Kinect, selling out all Kinect products in every way – or bundle – possible. The only major retailer in the United States that has the product in stock appears to be Walmart, who's online store has multiple Kinect products in stock. The website clearly is warning consumers to buy while they can, however. "There is going to be very high demand for these products. We will continue to restock throughout the season."
Microsoft boosted their Kinect sales expectations to over five million units this holiday season. At this rate, if they have the supply to meet the demand, they will have no trouble reaching this projection.