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PS3 Japanese Estimates Down, No 360 Price Drop 84

Posted by Zonk
from the bad-for-both-worlds dept.
There are unhappy gamers on a couple sides of the console wars today. IGN is reporting that Japan's allotment of 100,000 PS3 units will actually be more like 80,000. From that article: "The lack of digits in that number is even more staggering when you consider that the PS2 sold out of nearly a million units when it launched back in March of 2000. Having lived through a few weeks of attempting to obtain a PS3 pre-order, we're not too surprised by the lowered shipping numbers. Allocations disappeared quickly at online retailers that were brave enough to start pre-order programs. The online arm of media retailer Tsutaya ran out of units in 6 minutes according to Nikkei (it felt more like 1 minute to us)." Meanwhile, the Seattle PI reports that Microsoft has once again denied the possibility of a 360 price drop any time soon.
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PS3 Japanese Estimates Down, No 360 Price Drop

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  • Re:price (Score:3, Informative)

    by jevvim (826181) on Tuesday October 31, 2006 @12:20PM (#16660229) Journal
    A supply of 80k units for the entirety of Japan is ridiculous. Even the Xbox would have managed to sell out of that.

    According to a GameSpot article [gamespot.com], launch-weekend sales of the Xbox360 in Japan were reported between 41,817 and 62,135 units, out of an estimated supply of 159,000 units.

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