Eight Means Wait

Gaming consoles are being released this holiday season, both the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation 3 . Most Final Fantasy games tend to be released for Playstation consoles, so I’ll probably eventually get a PS3. But this holiday season? Not likely.

Tuesday, BetaNews released an article stating that most stores will be receiving eight PS3 consoles for the holiday season. But Sony is not completely unreasonable: If the store is “higher-traffic,” they will get a double shipment.

What I find the most amusing is that GameStop, one of many stores who is taking pre-orders, is letting employees have two. It seems limiting considering how many employees each store must have (wouldn’t it suck to be third on the list?), but at the same time, you’re selling 25% of your product internally? A measly six are left for the everyday consumer. I think I’ll just have to wait until the buzz dies down.

The conversation continues...

  1. On October 16th, 2006 at 12:17 am, Vince said:

    Bottom-line, it’s going to be impossible to get a PS3 this holiday season unless you stood in line and got a preorder the day they started. (Standing in line for a preorder… pfff… back in my day, when we stood in line we used to be rewarded with a console, not some piece of paper and a lighter wallet.) And there’s really no reason to get one now. Are there any launch games that interest you? Because they look fairly drab to me, though there are some farther down the pipe that excite me. Waiting is good. Remember all the first-shipment XBox360s that overheated and died. Let the dummies take the defective rushed-out-the-door units and wait until Sony has more that 400K to ship to the US (and only 100K for Japan? Damn, I’m certainly not getting one now.)

    P.S.

    Yay Wii!

  2. On October 16th, 2006 at 12:26 am, zsz said:

    … You assume I know what any of the launch games are? The *only* console I owned reasonably close to launch was the original 8-bit Nintendo, and that was a Christmas gift from my Mom to my Dad when I was 3.

    When I see the good games, I wait for the price of them and the console to go down. Then I think about buying.

    Wii, on the other hand… I might try to buy close to release. Good games + classic games + new interaction style = good times.

What do you think?