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    Default Hilarious new Sony PS3 article, "shortages will be completely eased by May" Huh?

    "One of the ways I gauge a DS game is by recharges. "...Tycho (Penny Arcade)

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    Perhaps they meant "shortages in people wanting to buy the PS3"?

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    but to be honest, when I see units in stock at the local Best Buy or Circuit City, they usually sell within a day or two. Sure, it's not Wii demand or even PS2 demand, but at $600 not including a game or second controller, this is a serious investment. I do believe the PS3 is still in demand and is a good system, even if I currently spend more time on my Xbox 360 and Wii.

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    I used to work for Sony corporate at one point and I have to say that this is soo how they do things in my opinion! Let's take reality and bend it until it sounds like we're right! Haha.. I enjoyed reading that article!!

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    In the small city that I live in, PS3s are literally everywhere....but no-one's coughing up the bux for them. Ditto for 360's. Wii's, on the other hand, are in such short supply that the local game shop, knowing how badly I wanted one, offered to hold a Wii for me for an entire week until I could get there. Needless to say, I have no shortage of local gamers coming over to spend time on mine until they find one.

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    At the local Fry's, I saw about 2 dozen PS3s stacked in a pile, more than I've ever seen there before (they would sell relatively briskly even a month ago), not to mention at least a hundred XBox 360s. At least in my area, PS3 shortages are not a problem. I've still never seen an in-stock Wii at any local store, though.

    The true PS3 shortage is in games. Yes, the system has only been out for 3 months or so, but 4 or 5 retail releases since launch isn't all that many.

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    Eh? What stores are saying they need PS3's ?

    Reminds me of a recent Penny Arcade comic.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/02/10


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    Quote Originally Posted by s1lence View Post
    Eh? What stores are saying they need PS3's ?

    Reminds me of a recent Penny Arcade comic.

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/02/10
    One thing that catches my eye in this comic strip is that in each store they go to they have like 1-3 PS3 left. What happend to "floating over" over PS3s? 1 console left is floating over? O_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajaja View Post
    What happend to "floating over" over PS3s?
    That would be EVERY store in Madison, WI.
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    I know most people say PS3 sucks-ass but i'm glad i got mine at launch before they take out the "Emotion Engine" like in the UK version. Maybe they already have taken it out for the US versions comming over here now. Never know.

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    And just a few days after Phil Harrison stated that rumble was a "last-gen feature."

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    That would be EVERY store in Madison, WI.
    How many units in each store?

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    Apparantly Sony decided that the best way to resolve their phantom shortage problems is by cutting out backwards compatibility via hardware in it's European (and maybe other) models.

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    "Asked about widespread reports on video game Web sites that stacks of unsold PlayStation 3s are a common sight in many electronics shops, Tretton told Reuters in an interview that the console was still out of stock in some areas three months after its November launch."

    Probably because those areas stopped reordering them, so they aren't for sale in any stores, heh

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    In my area Wii's are in big demand/short supply...PS3's are pretty much unwanted

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    At my local BB today there was 8 PS3's sitting on the shelf. At my local Target there was 6 behind the glass (more in the back, I asked them). My local gamecrazy even had 4 of them, which for them to have new systems isn't typical.
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    "Our goal is to fill shelves across the United States. Our goal is not to have empty shelves, it's to have full shelves. If we have empty shelves, that's one less consumer who could have bought a PlayStation 3," Tretton said.

    and one less consumer who might be able to find a Wii on the shelf in that shelf space... which is the real reason why they want those shelves full of their expensive PS3's, just gathering dust... occupied shelf space can't be filled with competing products... hog more shelf space for your own products and consequently you leave less shelf space for your competitor's products... that's what marketing at the retail level is all about... occupying shelf space
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    Quote Originally Posted by Technosis View Post
    In my area Wii's are in big demand/short supply...PS3's are pretty much unwanted
    Same here was well i guess sony are liveing in a fantasy.

    Since they think there system is in demand still.

    Please that, would happen untile they get more games and give a price drop.

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    The PS3's aren't selling very well at all, it's definitely a harsh reality for Sony. On the bright side, is the fact that a few huge game releases can change all that very quickly. Motorstorm, Lair and Heavenly Sword will help sell some PS3's. I'm sure VF5 has helped sell some PS3's. They just need some compelling games that aren't available on other systems, even if it's only for a few months (VF5).

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    I know people think I'm some Sony apologist, but for once I'd like to see some hard data that says the PS3 isn't selling well UNIVERSALLY. No more anectdotal evidence; which isn't really evidence at all. I'm sure in Peoria, Wisconsin you have a shitload of PS3s at WalMart. Good for you. I want to know nationwide if they have a shortage or not. Your small-town story (or stories) doesn't really mean shit in terms of nationwide sales. Don't flame; bring facts.

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