Microsoft's general manager for all things Xbox in the UK & Ireland, Neil Thompson, has told MCV that, "In terms of allocation (for Kinect) I canít meet the demand every single retailer has of me for day one. But I do think we have what I would call a healthy launch volume for week one."
Yup, as ever with launches of games hardware, it's the "We might not be able to meet demand, get your pre-orders in!".
Lewis continues, "And more importantly, as we go through the Christmas season as a whole I feel very confident that all retailers will enjoy the sales opportunity that Kinect will bring."
He also, however, ensures to keep the numbers below the millions, stating, "We are going to see hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Kinect in familiesí hands this Christmas and retail will have a really good season on the platform.Ē
But at least he's honest, "When we launch new products people always ask 'are you going to have enough product?í but in some ways, you hope not Ė because if we havenít got the consumer demand you clearly arenít being successful."