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Funny how people are lured in marketing swindles. $500mil and can't get the shipped numbers to match it. I'll get mine after march, by then most of the casuals would loose interest in it and would even sell it for cheap.



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Smashchu2 said:

Most likely Microsoft is holding back shipments to show how "well" Kinect is doing.

Kinect is a big gimmick. We know the product simply doesn't work and Microsoft is spending billions of dollars to make it look better than it is (rather than put that into the product itself).

I think that Kinect will end the Microsoft game division.

 


Those are the exact toughts running through my head.



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so Microsoft doesnt have enough kinects to meet the demand?



Smashchu2 said:

Most likely Microsoft is holding back shipments to show how "well" Kinect is doing.

Kinect is a big gimmick. We know the product simply doesn't work and Microsoft is spending billions of dollars to make it look better than it is (rather than put that into the product itself).

I think that Kinect will end the Microsoft game division.

 

BS...

and on top of that some lies too...

with a hint of wishful thinking at the end....



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mchaza said:

Why spend 500 million on Kinect Launch when you have No Kinects to Sell 

More like Fail more like it. MS, you should know something called "Impluse buying", its what's driving 3D TV sales at the moment. The Kinect is like an 3D TV.

Long term investment. Just because they are out of stock of Kinect it doesn't mean they should stop advertising their product. Not all people will buy it at launch or buy it immidiately when they saw it on TV. Advertisement is not just to make you buy the product but to be aware of the said product.



Seece said:

Can't wait for this to actually SHIP now, sick of these pre order threads and all the conspiracy theory's by a certain set of people!

Let's see them argue cold hard numbers.


Tell me about it. I have been enduring this for the past few weeks. (MOVE)



NoCtiS_NoX said:
mchaza said:

Why spend 500 million on Kinect Launch when you have No Kinects to Sell 

More like Fail more like it. MS, you should know something called "Impluse buying", its what's driving 3D TV sales at the moment. The Kinect is like an 3D TV.

Long term investment. Just because they are out of stock of Kinect it doesn't mean they should stop advertising their product. Not all people will buy it at launch or buy it immidiately when they saw it on TV. Advertisement is not just to make you buy the product but to be aware of the said product.


Was there ever a time frame given on that $500 million, could be for more than just the christmas period



Shorty11857 said:
NoCtiS_NoX said:

Long term investment. Just because they are out of stock of Kinect it doesn't mean they should stop advertising their product. Not all people will buy it at launch or buy it immidiately when they saw it on TV. Advertisement is not just to make you buy the product but to be aware of the said product.


Was there ever a time frame given on that $500 million, could be for more than just the christmas period


There is none I think. It could be for several months or for a year.



kowenicki said:
Smashchu2 said:

Most likely Microsoft is holding back shipments to show how "well" Kinect is doing.

Kinect is a big gimmick. We know the product simply doesn't work and Microsoft is spending billions of dollars to make it look better than it is (rather than put that into the product itself).

I think that Kinect will end the Microsoft game division.

 

BS...

and on top of that some lies too...

with a hint of wishful thinking at the end....

The end of Sony and Microsoft are very close.

Earlier this year, a report came out that investors wanted Microsoft to get out of unprofitable secotrs (video games being one) and focus more on Windows. Now, Microsoft is investing 500 million dollars in advertising alone. Now, think to yourself: what will happen if Kinect fails? Well, those investors might get upset with Microsoft. They may just dump their stock. Microsoft did just lose a heck of a lot of money on a silly attachment to the 360. That is a huge amount of money. Do you think Microsoft will continue the videogame pursuit after that? Probablty not.

And look at Sony. They had 3 years of loses with the PS3. They are just now trying to recoupe the loses. But the sales are not strong enough to make back the money. And most of Sony's recent experiments have failed. The PSPGo failed. The Move is failing. Are they just going to keep throwing good money after bad? Esspecially after they just had a restructuring.

Here's the truth. How long are these companies going to keep investing in areas where they only lose? How long will investors put up with it. Remember, these comapnies are not game companies. Video games are not their primary source of income. But they have been the primary source for loses.

It is wishful thinking to beleive their is a future for the Playstation and XBox.