Microsoft asking retailers to pull Kinect pre-orders


I just received an email from one of the largest local retailers which has some very surprising news inside, apparently Microsoft has informed local retailers to stop accepting pre-orders for the Kinect due to international product shortages.

So in a nut shell if you haven’t pre-ordered your Kinect yet then there is a big chance that you won’t be getting on at launch and there are no longer any guarantees that you will be getting one for Christmas.

Of course we don’t know if this means that Microsoft isn’t releasing enough stock into the retail channels or if the demand is just simply greater than the supply which is exactly what every new product wants to happen.

The email I received…

Hi Gavin,

Just to let you know.  Our supplier has now asked us to remove the Kinect from pre-order, since Microsoft informed them there is a world wide product constraint and they don’t know who will get stock.

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  • NiteFenix

    Merry Christmas Xbox360 Kinect Fanboys!

  • Fox1

    No, they are constraining stock just to create hype and in turn constrain their own pockets :angel: :biggrin:

  • Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    So, who still doesn’t believe that they’re doing this to create hype?

    Welcome to the on-rail fail train :D

  • ALKi


  • NiteFenix

    Maybe they are waiting for more stock on wallets to become available. Current wallets=overflowing.

  • Hayted

    Or maybe, try stick with me on this one, they can only produce X amount before release and Pre-Orders have passed that amount. Either way, speculation from both us, eh?

  • Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    Nonsense! But without numbers (which MS won’t release) we’re merely left with theorycraft.

  • Hayted

    Let go do some gaming instead of speculating. How about that? Lol :)

  • ewie

    Just see Kalahari does not have kinect for pe-order any more.

  • Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    I hope Kalahari and Take2 give Microsoft the middle finger.

  • Bobby Kotick for Dummies


  • Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    Just received unofficial confirmation from a friend at, that Microsoft sent them a letter stating that if they did not comply, Microsoft would not sell them stock or honour their current pre-orders!

    The fail war is heating up!

  • Lnfao

    Lol, retarded hype for nothing.

  • Nathan Six

    The Xbox 360 has no graphics.

  • Sweetness

    I have two on pre-order already – should I add a 3rd for resale?

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