Got mine, #4 in line of 7.
Got mine, #4 in line of 7.
With the problems that consoles always have at launch, I probably will not be getting PlayStation 3 for awhile. PlayStation 2 still has some life left in it.
It's not worth all the trouble to own what will likely be the #3 console come next year. :p
All lies. Last year Gamestop told me that the 360 was going to be the same way, meanwhile my local Bestbuy had 55 consoles at launch... and NO I am not BSing either, my Girlfriend worked there. They had enough to the point where they actually raffled a few off to the employees.
Hardly lies. I know several BB managers personally and have been told they are not expecting more than a few consoles at best.
My local Bestbuy located in Selden, New York is recieving 20+ at launch.
I went to Gamestop 2 days ago and they attempted to tell me that every store other than Gamestop is recieving 2-3 only. This is extremely hard to believe.
I say this because we were told the same thing last year with the 360, meanwhile it turned out to be false. Do you honestly trust GS/EB's word?
Even better, lol... GS told me that the launch was dropped from 400,000 to 200,000-250,000. That decided it for me whether or not to trust them.
You also state that that GS/EB claims they are recieving around 80% of the PS3's correct? Hmm... with a chain of 3,600 stores at 16 per store only amounts to 57,600 consoles... where are the other 342,400 consoles going? lol
3 shipments before the end of the year = 172,800 consoles... hardly 75-80%... GS is talking out of their a$$ to be honest.
Actually, the rumored drop in launch numbers is coming from various sources, not just GameStop. I don't know who you would have talked to at Best Buy, since they don't have any actual shipment numbers in their computers yet. Simple mathmetics using the number of stores and 400,000 consoles for all of North America would tell you a store would be VERY lucky to see 20+ consoles.
Understandable... but my Bestbuy DID recieve 55 360's at launch lastyear... so it is very possible. Either way.. I reserved mine at FYE in May... #23 on the list... so I basically guaranteed mine before Christmas.Quote:
Originally Posted by xiaNaix
It is also said that it is still scheduled to release around 2million wordwide before the end of the year... this is excluding Europe. So your talking 2million basically between the US and Japan. Not very hard to see a store getting 20+ now.
We will just have to wait and see. ;)
i reserved two at the local GS by me. but i think im like the 10 and 15 person in the list
I can wait until a good modchip is out for PS3, no matter if will takes 3 years or more. :lol: