Microsoft Kinect Supplies Running Low

Fears of a Christmas holiday shortage of Kinect devices for the XBox 360 comes as many retailers are sold out of their pre-order allocations. While Microsoft is surely trying to keep up with demand, shortages usually cause a lot more hype for a product, and people want it more. Very similar to WiiFit, Elmo, and many others, regardless of the quality.

The high price of the system – which retails for around £130 and doesn’t include an Xbox 360 console – was expected to put many consumers off, particularly those who had already invested in a “casual” gaming system such as the Nintendo Wii, or Sony’s rival format, the PlayStation Move.