People queuing for Kinect two days before launch

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Granted there aren’t many in that picture, which was taken by Aaron Greenberg of Microsoft, but that was yesterday. By now the madness could have increased exponentially, and hordes could be jostling with each other to be amongst the first 3000 into the store.

Why the first 3000? Well, that’s because Microsoft has all sorts of free loot for the first 3000 people to pick up the peripheral from a particular Toys R Us in time Square, New york. So perhaps those guys in the pic aren’t Kinect obsessed fans, but rather deal obsessed fans. What do they get for two days of standing in the cold?

Not enough to warrant forty-eight hours in the open as far as I’m concerned, but they’ll receive $150 worth of additional content. Kinect itself costs $150, but the first 3000 people to pick up the new peripheral will get a year’s subscription to Xbox Live Gold, Kinect Joy Ride and Kinect Sports.

Those aren’t lucky enough to be amongst the first 3000 insane keen people, will get other bits of Kinect themed swag and “commemorative items”.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: November 3, 2010

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