The surprise launch of the Microsoft Band device a few weeks ago also lead to a quick sellout of the smartband on the Microsoft Store website. Today, Microsoft is confirming that the company made more than 5,000 units of the Band, contrary to a report posted on another media outlet, but stopped short of stating just how many Band devices have been sold.
The report came from Microsoft Product Reviews, which stated that a company support employee for the Band said over the phone, "Microsoft only had 5,000 of them for the launch." However, as many of us know, support employees are not always reliable when it comes to offering news about a product. Today, Microsoft sent Windows Central the following statement:
"We are excited by the response we have seen to Microsoft Band and while Microsoft does not comment on production volumes, we have sold well beyond the numbers suggested to date. We are working to get devices into the hands of customers as quickly as possible and expect shipments of Microsoft Band to continue arriving in Microsoft Stores throughout the holiday season. People are encouraged to visit their local Microsoft Store to place an order, and they will be able to pick up a Band when it arrives. Customers can also visit http://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fclkde.tradedoubler.com%2Fclick%3Fp%3D259740%26a%3D2542549%26g%3D0%26epi%3Dd_wp%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252FMicrosoftStore.com&token=V1BWr90B to sign up to receive notification when the device is available online."
The http://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=http%3A%2F%2Fclkde.tradedoubler.com%2Fclick%3Fp%3D259740%26a%3D2542549%26g%3D0%26epi%3Dd_wp%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252FMicrosoftStore.com&token=V1BWr90B site has not yet posted word on when they will get a new shipment of the Microsoft Band. Do you think the company is waiting until Black Friday to begin selling the Band again?
Source: Microsoft Product Reviews