If you have a child or teenager on your shopping list for the holidays, a perfect gift is a Kinect. This video console promotes physical activity like the Wii but has a more advanced design and no need to use a controller. They were just released November 1st, 2010 and have already started selling out. This guide helps you decide on the best store and how to make sure you have all the pieces.
Check for updates on Microsoft Kinect Gaming Console that is in stock in San Francisco throughout the 2010 holiday season in the comments below this article.
What You Need To Buy With Your Microsoft Kinect Gaming Console
Microsoft Kinect Gaming Consoles need an Xbox 360 in order to work. They “connect” to the Xbox 360 and come with their own Kinect Games. The advantage in San Francisco is that you can buy used games at Game Stop. They also have an online site in case you want to buy the games used and they don’t have it in stock.
WalMart Versus Game Stop
WalMart in San Francisco (Oakland) and online has a bundle deal for Kinect for Xbox 360 Bundle with choice of Game -$199.00. However, considering that the console is $150 and you can buy a used Kinect game in San Francisco at Game Stop for $35, you are not saving money with the $199 bundle at WalMart.
Save your postage dollar and trip to Oakland on the BART for another day. However, if Game Stop doesn’t have any Kinect for Xbox 360 in stock in San Francisco, it’s nice to have a Plan D.
How Much Does A Microsoft Kinect Gaming Console Cost In San Francisco?
Overall, the Kinect is superior to the Wii in price and the way you use it is easier than holding the controller with the Wii. Buying an Xbox 360 plus a Kinect is going to be less than a Wii by $100. Just buying the Kinect for someone who has an Xbox already is only $150 plus $35-$55 for games. Overall, you wind up saving a lot more by investing in the Kinect.
Microsoft Kinect Gaming Console in Stock San Francisco
Unfortunately, there is one store with 2 locations that sell the Microsoft Kinect Gaming Console. Game Stop has two locations that buy and sell games, consoles, and everything video game related. This store is great because you have the option of spending less on used games and consoles.
Of course, Kinect has already starting selling out of stock in San Francisco. The best move is to be prepared. Be sure to call ahead to the Game Stop location of your choice the day you are planning to buy to make sure it’s in stock.
I called Game Stop on Saturday November 6, 2010. The store on Mission said that they would have the Kinect in their stores on Sunday November 7, 2010.
Gamestop.com in San Francisco
2673 MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO
Update: Will have Kinect on Sunday 11/7/2010
1501 SLOAT BLVD, STE C, San Francisco
Update: Kinect in stock 11/6/2010 $149.99