Dreaming of Kinect: feggeddaboudit?

I’m an anti-frenzy kind of gal. I like my holiday gift-giving experience to be  as hassle-free as possible. So if you’re going to be in line at 4 a.m. waiting for those door-stopper deals, there are two things you won’t see:  An Xbox Kinect game (most likely), and me (for certain).

Look, I think the woman in that Target ad is hilarious–I’m just trying to let you down easy:

Photo by popculturegeek

Don’t count on getting your hands on a new Kinect or Sony PlayStation Move this holiday season. Retailers like Gamestop have announced that the latest and greatest video games will be in short supply.

Whenever a game developer promises a short supply, you can bet that consumers suddenly want one more than anything. Remember last year’s Wii frenzy? This time a year ago, people were following UPS and FedEx delivery trucks hoping to get one of the game units for under the tree.

Microsoft says it has it sold 1 million Kinect units within the first 10 days of availability, while Move took nearly a month to reach those numbers.  No wonder, with Kinect being touted by Ellen, Oprah, Justin Bieber and Burger King.

Comments are always welcome here–what do you think of Black Friday, Kinect and the shopping season in general?

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3 Responses to Dreaming of Kinect: feggeddaboudit?

  1. Tracey November 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    I’m so with you, Amy! I’ve never been a jump on the bandwagon kind of gal. Never owned a pair of Nike ‘Cortez’ that everyone wore in high school. Once, and only once, did I hit Walmart at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, and I’ll never do it again. Too much bait and switch, and people are mean!


    • Amy Spreeman November 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

      Tracey, I did Black Friday once with my sister-in-law. We stood in a mile-long Wal-Mart line to get this video camera she had to have for her daughter–advertised at $20 or something like that. People were screaming and pushing over the few cameras they had in stock. I got a really bad taste in my mouth from that experience. I’m blogging about it soon.


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