Received Kinect a week early? Awesome, well, not so much. It appears that a required system update is leaving early Kinect adopters disconnected from Xbox Live.
Kinect doesn't officially release until next week, but apparently a "small number" of customers managed to get it before launch due to a "retailer error."
Connecting the device and popping in the game that comes with it will prompt a system update. However, the update is not the latest one. When it completes, it prompts yet another update, but that will yield only an error as seen in the image.
As of now, customers who received Kinect early and already updated their systems will have to remain disconnected from Xbox Live until the official launch when the proper update becomes available.