Kinect is In Super Short Supply
A few weeks back a GameStop High-up said buying Kinect and Move would be like buying a Wii back during Holiday 2006, when it was about damn near impossible to find one without making an extraordinary effort. So far, it’s not that difficult to find Move, but Kinect is another story. If you head over the the Where To Buy section of xbox.com/kinect, you’ll see they list 19 retailers at which you should be able to get a Kinect sensor or console bundle if you so choose.
But as of 1:30 am EST on December 8, not one of those retailers has the basic $149 Kinect bundle with Kinect Adventures in stock. Not Amazon or Walmart or Best Buy or Target. Not even specialty online-only retailers like NewEgg. That’s insanity. This isn’t to say you can’t order the basic package, but you’ll be paying extra for it from somewhere sketchy like this. Gamestop seems like the best option right now, because they’ve got five different bundles in stock that each come with a pair or extra games. It should be noted, however, that you save no money with these bundles as the full retail value of the extra games is included in the price of the bundle, but, hey, you were gonna buy some games anyway. Also, a few places do have console bundles still.
Have fun, moms.