Did you want to be the first person to buy Kinect? You were well beaten. The first person -- in a warm purple hoodie -- arrived on Monday, more than two days ago. Thankfully, he had some friends to keep him company. We chatted with the collective group, and asked about what compelled them to wait in the New York City cold. "The deal! It's just so good," one person shouted. "The deal
is just -- that's what attracted me. You're getting $160 free and you're buying a $150 system." Certainly, being the first
person on line is one way of guaranteeing access to the deal.
Unfortunately, there is
a downside to waiting on line for the Kinect, other than the cold, the hunger and inconvenient bathroom breaks. Whilst standing at the entrance of the Times Square Toys R Us, you could faintly see Microsoft's extravagant dance performance (of 600 people!), a block away. "You can be first on line, but you miss everything else," one person lamented. "It's a tease."
But what about the games? "Dance Central
looks good. I actually like Kinect Adventures
-- that free one that they're giving? That rafting one?"