This is not the first time we’ve heard of Kinect pre-orders selling out; GAME in the UK has sold out and are probably begging Microsoft to send them more units. Plus, according to Xbox Live’s director of programming Larry Hryb, numerous US retailers are suffering the same fate.
Amazon and Best Buy have now both been added to that ever-growing list. Amazon has stopped the pre-orders being available through their site and will only be accepting them via affiliates. Best Buy has stopped pre-orders altogether, stamping a “coming soon” on their Kinect page instead.
With only a week left until Kinect is let loose in the wild, it would seem that investment of half a billion dollars is looking quite good right about now.