Microsoft asking retailers to pull Kinect pre-orders

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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.

Last Updated: October 22, 2010

Gavin Mannion

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