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October 13, 2010

Kinect now out of stock at Amazon and Play.com

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by Darren Allan

It seems that Kinect pre-orders are stepping up even more, after we reported yesterday that Game had sold out of its pre-release allocation of Microsoft’s motion controller.

Amazon and Play.com, who were selling it for slightly less than Game’s full retail £130, at £121 and £125 respectively, have now both sold out of Kinect. Currently, all you can do on either site is sign up to be notified when they have stock available again.

Gamestation also says that it has “already hit our limit for launch” in terms of Kinect units, but you can “still pre-order with us 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.”

The Hut still appears to have stock left, but with no guarantees, as the retailer warns: “Supplies of this product are extremely limited. Therefore, we cannot guarantee to ship your order for launch. We can only allow one per customer.”

Microsoft told MCV that it will have more units of Kinect available than any other Xbox launch has seen. A spokesperson was quoted by the trade paper as stating: “Pre-orders have demonstrated that there is exceptional consumer excitement and demand for Kinect and we will continue to work hard to ensure that Kinect for Xbox 360 is available for the Christmas season.”

All the worries about the price being rather high, especially in comparison to the basic starter kit for Sony’s Move, are starting to seem rather misplaced, to say the least.

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