It seems that pre-orders for Microsoft’s motion control system are going well, with Game having sold out of its initial stock of the peripheral.
A statement on the retailer’s website says that the company has “hit our limit for launch”, but you can “still pre-order for a priority place in the queue”. As soon as Game gets more stock, you’ll be next in line.
Game is flogging Kinect for its full retail price of £130, too. You can get it cheaper than that on Amazon, for instance, who have it priced at £121. Play.com has it at £125.
Other retailers are warning about demand and stock levels. On its website, The Hut warns that “supplies of this product are extremely limited. Therefore, we cannot guarantee to ship your order for launch. We can only allow one per customer.”
Interestingly, in the summer The Hut had cut the device’s price tag to £120 and were the first retailer to do so, but it’s now back up at the full price of £130.
So, is Kinect a hit already a month before launch? The early signs are certainly positive for Microsoft, but as ever, we’ll need to see the initial sales figures before we get too carried away.