Microsoft Kinect Global Shortages Appearing

The Microsoft Kinect is selling very well for Microsoft [MSFT]. The company already announced recently that 2.5 million units had been sold within the first month. We now hear that in several markets around the world that this is leading to demand outweighing supply… ie, shortages of stock.

Preliminary reports suggested that Microsoft might be manufacturing shortages to build hype — an accusation that follows short supply of any popular tech toy — but Microsoft execs in the U.K. were willing to set the record straight. Neil Thompson, Microsoft’s general manager for Xbox U.K. and Ireland, confirmed to that the shortages are “absolutely not” a ploy.

Hopefully Microsoft will be able to figure out how to make more of them in time for Christmas which is literally just around the corner.

Via: BGR and Games Industry

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