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Gamestop To Be Resupplied With PS3, Wii 126

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from the more-next-gen-on-the-way dept.
GameSpot reports that GameStop will be resupplied with Wii and PS3 units within the next few weeks. They have some details on how the two console did in comparison (more games bought with the Wii than the PS3), and point out the best sellers for both systems. From the article: "The executives also recapped the launch performances of the two systems. For the PS3, Sony's Resistance: Fall of Man and Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 07 were the biggest sellers, while Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Ubisoft's Red Steel stood out from the pack of Wii launch titles ... While GameStop and its EB Games brand collectively account for about 25 percent of the US gaming market, the company believes it didn't receive that much of either system's day-one shipments. Executives said that they've never been satisfied with their launch day allocation of any new machine, but added their main concern now is the flow of follow-up shipments — which both Sony and Nintendo have promised will come at a steady pace."
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Gamestop To Be Resupplied With PS3, Wii

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  • O RLY? (Score:5, Funny)

    by EEBaum (520514) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @06:46PM (#16941044) Homepage
    A store that ran out of an item is getting more of that item?? NO WAI!!!
    • "Stuff That Matters"

      Stores restock when they run out of something.

      I'm surprised this isn't on the CNN crawl.
    • Re:O RLY? (Score:4, Funny)

      by VGPowerlord (621254) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @07:05PM (#16941370)
      NO WII?! YES WII!!
    • by hords (619030)
      The article doesn't even say when they will be getting more PS3s in. My local Gamestop has been telling people there aren't anymore in until after the holidays. I wouldn't think they would say that if they were expecting more shipments. They do expect more shipments for the Wii though.
  • Resellers (Score:4, Funny)

    by fatty ding dong (1028344) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @06:49PM (#16941090)
    To all of the Ebay resellers that endured week long lines, biting cold, searing heat, slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, all for ownership of a PS3 that they might sell it for 400% of retail price before Christmas, I say unto thee: Ha ha! Pwn3d n00bz!
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Osty (16825)

      To all of the Ebay resellers that endured week long lines, biting cold, searing heat, slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, all for ownership of a PS3 that they might sell it for 400% of retail price before Christmas, I say unto thee: Ha ha! Pwn3d n00bz!

      Nah. The shipments will likely be very small, on the order of 10 or fewer consoles per store (more likely around 2-5 consoles). Given the demand and Sony's inability to satisfy, I think the ebayers will be fine at least through the holiday season an

      • I see ebay auctions with only a few minutes left closing in on the low 800s now. By the end of next week, ebayers probably won't be able to get retail for one.
        • by Osty (16825)

          I see ebay auctions with only a few minutes left closing in on the low 800s now. By the end of next week, ebayers probably won't be able to get retail for one.

          Just wait. There's an ebb and flow to these things. We're past the big launch weekend so supplies are high (in the hands of ebayers). As those supplies start to thin out, and with Sony unable to adequately restock retailers, and with breeders getting crazy as the holidays draw closer and closer and they still haven't gotten little Johnny his PS

        • by Guppy06 (410832)
          "By the end of next week, ebayers probably won't be able to get retail for one."

          Of course. Remember, this is eBay, would you place a bid on "Only $599.99 ($120 shipping and handling)?"
      • by justchris (802302)
        To be fair, Sony reported about two weeks before launch that their blue laser production was back up to what they originally planned. I don't know if the Cell yields have improved any, though.
  • Whew - almost an hour passed without a random Wii article! Thank god we have another... (Somewhere, a Nintendo PR exec is smiling.)
  • Just Today... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by spoonboy42 (146048) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @06:52PM (#16941132)
    Today I went to a local EB and a Gamestop, and the word seems to be that they'll get a new batch of Wiis on Friday. This sounded good, until I realized just what Friday this Friday is. I'm debating over whether it's worth fighting an army of irate grandmothers to get mine this week.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Control Group (105494) *
      This very fact is what had me pull the trigger on hitting eBay for one. I was all set to wait it out...and then it occurred to me that my plan was to go out at 4:30 AM on Black Friday to wrestle with a screaming horde of deal-seeking madwomen intent on buying the perfect gift for spoiled little Geoffrey and armed with banshee wails and mama bear claws.

      From that point of view, the $120 premium I paid to have it delivered to my apartment tomorrow suddenly seemed far more reasonable.
      • Re:Just Today... (Score:5, Insightful)

        by brkello (642429) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @07:14PM (#16941532)
        Or you could just wait a week after that and not blow $120 on something that is constantly being produced. I seriously don't understand people who will wait in line or pay above the retail price for what will most likely be the most problem/bug prone verson of the unit. You are also legitimizing the whole buy it/ebay it which is bad enough on its own.
        • by tepples (727027) <tepples AT gmail DOT com> on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @08:13PM (#16942388) Homepage Journal
          I seriously don't understand people who will wait in line or pay above the retail price for what will most likely be the most problem/bug prone verson of the unit.

          Earlier versions of closed video game consoles generally have more easily accessible holes in their protection, allowing the use of free software or other freeware. Compare an early Xbox console to an Xbox version 1.6 [xbox-linux.org], or compare a PSP with firmware 1.50 to a PSP with firmware 2.81 [wikipedia.org]. Even when the manufacturer supports the use of free software, as was the case with some PlayStation 2 consoles, the capability is often discontinued: Sony stopped making Linux kits for the PS2 and stopped making the full-size PS2 that was compatible with the hard drive. It remains to be seen how long Sony will maintain the "Other OS" installer for the PLAYSTATION 3 console.

          • by Rydia (556444)
            This comment demands the inclusion of a (+1, Very Marginally Important Trivia).
          • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

            by ClamIAm (926466)
            The real reason that Sony built this into the PS3 was to avoid import tariffs. Their claim is that since you can run Linux (or whatever), the machine is technically a "computer". Of course, it's a sham: the "Other OS" feature is a virtualized environment that will (no doubt) be clamped down to a bare minimum of usefulness.

            There is a bright side, however. If various governments (perhaps EU- or Nordic-types) get annoyed at these shenanigans, it could spur legislation that defines a computer as a computing
            • Get your facts straight!

              "The real reason that Sony built this into the PS3 was to avoid import tariffs. Their claim is that since you can run Linux (or whatever), the machine is technically a "computer". Of course, it's a sham: the "Other OS" feature is a virtualized environment that will (no doubt) be clamped down to a bare minimum of usefulness."

              Really? Because the PS2 ran Linux and Sony tried to push the idea that it was a computer and it was found not to be in a court ruling, resulting in Sony bei

            • by KDR_11k (778916)
              It doesn't matter, consoles get the same rate as computers nowadays, they only tried that for the PS2 to get a refund.
          • by NuShrike (561140)
            First and 2nd gen Playstation hardware were really plagued with faulty drive units from PS1 through PS2 generations. Remember the drive unit melting/wearing through the plastic rails of the PS1 so you had to flip it upside down to squeeze a bit more life out of it?

            Remember the current big-size PS2 problems where the drive stops recognizing DVDs and well as PS2 games?

            I rather wait for 3rd rev hardware, or something later, that's not going to quit on me for these early adopter prices than pin hopes they're n
          • Oh boo hoo, you're going to have to wait an extra 3 weeks to 6 months to not pay for their software.
          • by brkello (642429)
            I find it hard to believe all the people waiting in line are waiting there for homebrew.
          • by KDR_11k (778916)
            Better don't go online then because that updates your firmware.
        • by tknd (979052)
          I seriously don't understand people who will wait in line or pay above the retail price for what will most likely be the most problem/bug prone verson of the unit.
          Supply and Demand [wikipedia.org].
        • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

          by Skreems (598317)
          Just last weekend I bought a PS2 for $120. I loaded up on games that had won Game Of The Year for $20 each from the "classics" section of Best Buy. Not only do I get many, many hours of top quality entertainment, but I get to laugh at jackasses who blow huge amounts of money on a system with maybe 2 good games. Summary: people are stupid.
          • by Kyro (302315)
            I did a similar thing except i got a Gamecube for $99 AUS and got heaps of new and used games for $30-$50 AUS each. I don't have an HDTV so the graphics on the gamecube (and my old PS2) look pretty damn good to me. I might get an xbox360 when it drops down in price and noise, and i'll probably get a wii when i've exhausted the library of GC games available. New GC games will get even lower in price after the wii has been out for a while.
            • by ZzzzSleep (606571)
              Just curious, where in .au are you buying gamecube games? Most shops near me (Melbourne) seem to have drastically scaled back their selections.
              • by Kyro (302315)
                Ooops late reply!

                I get them from Gametraders [gametraders.com.au]
                They sell both new and used and have quite a selection. It is very difficult to find them at places like KMart and EB.
          • by The-Bus (138060)
            I assume people that go to movie theatres and buy books before they hit paperback are also stupid?

            Or is it possible that someone would rather pay $50 to play a game now rather than wait a year or two?
          • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

            I bet all your friends love to talk about the TV reruns at the water-cooler too. Buying a game once it hits the discount rack also maximizes the number of people you'll find to play online... er if your game actually supported online play.

            Playing Video games is more then just sitting in a dark room playing by yourself. Much of today's games, and more specifically today's consoles are based around multiplayer and beyond that a gaming community. Even if you only play single player adventure games the new c
            • by Skreems (598317)

              But most games will fizzle out after the first month or two, leaving you back to playing with yourself or constantly searching the servers hoping to find ANYONE to play with as opposed to when the game was recently released and you had your choice of opponents and could find others who you enjoyed playing with.

              Exactly. Those games suck, and the only thing interesting about them is the fact that they're new. Once the novelty wears off, nobody cares about them. Anything actually worth your time will last lon

          • by kmhebert (586931)
            The old "everyone's stupid but me!" Ha, yeah I paid full retail for the Wii, it's great. We can talk about how great it is in five years when you smugly purchase one.
        • Or, I could decide that having the console and at least two games I want to play in time for Thanksgiving, so I can play with my family on one of the few occasions we're all in the same place at the same time is worth spending the extra ~0.001% of my annual household income on. And maybe the increased risk of having to re-buy the console, thereby losing ~0.003% of my annual household income is acceptable for that reward.

          For fuck's sake, this is why I make money - so I can spend it on stuff I want.
          • by Phisbut (761268)

            Or, I could decide that having the console and at least two games I want to play in time for Thanksgiving, so I can play with my family on one of the few occasions we're all in the same place at the same time is worth spending the extra ~0.001% of my annual household income on.

            $600 for the console, and $120 for two games, that's $720. If $720 is 0.001% of your annual household income, that means your annual household income is $72,000,000. You really think most of those who've been camping out earn seventy

            • A: we're talking about the Wii, which is $250, not $600.

              B: You're right, my bad, and I'm blushing. It's .1%, not .001%. The point still stands that I earn money specifically so that I can spend it on things I want.

              More math:

              I'm also talking about the premium to buy on eBay, not the total cost of the console - I'd pay $250 anyway for the console in a few weeks. So it's the $120 that's in question, not the $420 I'm paying total for console + Zelda + shipping (and certainly not $720 for a console that isn't wh
    • Oh - yes. To those who thought line-shootings were bad, here comes the estrogen army. You don't dare get in the way of a breeder with a mission: "To save my Bobby's Christmas". Be afraid - be very very afraid
      • really, the line shootings were just regular street thugs cashing in on long lines of people, in the middle of the night, loaded with cash, planning to pay for a $600+ toy. I'm surprised due to flagrant lack of security by the retailers there weren't MORE line muggings.. maybe the human race isn't as bad as I thought?
    • by Knetzar (698216)
      I can see deal seakers at the mall and at big retailers, but I doubt any will go to a strip mall with only a few stores in it.
      • by Knetzar (698216)
        Okay, I was wrong...Black Friday is scary...I'm going to stay inside my house next year...

    • by scoopr (849708)
      If you are like me, and have never heard of "Black friday" which this Friday apparently is, wikipedia tells this [wikipedia.org]:

      Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year. Many consider it the "official" beginning to the holiday season. Most retailers will open very early and usually provide massive discounts on their products.

  • Riiiight (Score:2, Interesting)

    by mgabrys_sf (951552)
    Wii's I can believe - one gamestop got a few in today - but the rest are saying February for the PS3. If by weeks you mean months - then yes - I can stop trolling for typos.
    • by ivan256 (17499)
      Yeah, that sounds right. Sony isn't going to make and sell any more PS3s until February.

      Wait, no, that doesn't sound right at all. A very slow flow I'll believe, but none for months just isn't plausible. Unless their manufacturing facilities blew up it can't possibly be true.
      • by Nevyn (5505) *

        I could believe it'll be Feb. before all the pre-orders are filled. But then I got a Wii on launch day, so I don't care :).

  • My local Redmond Bear Creek GameStop claimed they would be getting "very few" Wii systems on Friday, probably around 5 or 6. I'll try again after the holidays.
    • by Osty (16825)

      My local Redmond Bear Creek GameStop claimed they would be getting "very few" Wii systems on Friday, probably around 5 or 6. I'll try again after the holidays.

      If you're in Redmond, you should make friends with an NOA employee or DigiPen student (DigiPen students need an NOA employee for access to the store, but if they attend DigiPen then it's a safe bet that they know at least one NOA employee). The store discount isn't much, but Nintendo is good about having stock on hand for employees and friends/fa

      • by Rejemy (78237)
        Ha, thanks, I guess I'll loiter around outside the NOA building until someone takes pity or calls security. :)
      • For those of us who live or work in Redmond, it's a nice boost to have two out of the three console makers in our backyard. If you're a DigiPen student, then chances are you know some folks from NOA and MS, meaning access to both their company stores. Lucky!
        • by Osty (16825)

          For those of us who live or work in Redmond, it's a nice boost to have two out of the three console makers in our backyard. If you're a DigiPen student, then chances are you know some folks from NOA and MS, meaning access to both their company stores. Lucky!

          And then there's the fact that the two company stores are within a block of each other, and surrounded by both Nintendo and Microsoft buildings.

  • Whoa (Score:5, Funny)

    by -kertrats- (718219) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @07:08PM (#16941406) Journal
    Gamespot reports that Gamestop...*blink*
  • news? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Toridas (742267)
    So does this mean only Gamestop will be getting new systems? It seems kind of obvious to me, "Wii and PS3 to ship more units"
  • by ivan256 (17499) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @07:23PM (#16941642)
    While GameStop and its EB Games brand collectively account for about 25 percent of the US gaming market, the company believes it didn't receive that much of either system's day-one shipments.

    They won't get more than 25% of the ongoing shipments either. They used to be a specialty retailer that added excellent customer service to the product you could get elsewhere. Recently, the bent over backwards to please the game publishers under the mistaken impression that if they didn't give in to their demands the publishers would give preferential treatment to the big guys (Wal-Mart, Target, etc...). Now that they don't offer any additional value, the publishers not only don't need them, but they actually have incentive to push them out of the market to reduce used game sales. Now, they get crappy allotments, they have to take pre-orders on everything because they can't return unsold merchandise to the distributor, they can't take returns from their customers for the same reason, and instead of being helpful the employees are reduced to bullying their customers in order to meet the quotas that keep the company in the black. It's only a matter of time. In the meantime, you may as well shop for your gaming gear at Wal-Mart, because you'll get equivalent service, and Wal-Mart has better stock levels.
    • by cwj123 (16058)
      I'm not too sure that WalMart necessarily has better stock levels (even though they have a huge market presence). Over a week after GoW came out all 3 Walmart's in my area were still sold out. I had to drive about a hour to the closest GameStop who happened to have a bunch of copies in stock. Now I'm not sure what this says exactly for GameStop's ability to move product, but the fact that they still had it in stock when my only other alternative (that's the problem with living in a town w/ only 10k people)
    • O RLY?

      GameStop Sales Nearly Double [gamespot.com]

      I've had no problem returning anything, EVER. Even with no receipt.

      Any time I go in to a GameStop or EB Games, I stay about 20 minutes longer than I intended because I end up chatting with the employees about what's out/fun/sucks.

      And I'm pretty sure preorders exist so people like me reserve Gears of War there rather than try my luck getting it at Fry's or Best Buy, where I still have not seen a copy. Not to mention I walked in to EB Games at 10:00 on Sunday to
      • by ivan256 (17499) on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @08:53PM (#16943006)
        O RLY?

        Is that English?

        I've had no problem returning anything, EVER. Even with no receipt.

        Either you've never opened the package, or you've never tried to return anything.

        I used to shop at EB frequently. I'd spend thousands of dollars per year in my local store, and had friendly conversations with the employees. Then it changed. The return policy changed to exchanges for the same title only if the package was opened. The PC game selection dwindled. The manager admitted they sometimes had to turn away customers on release days if they didn't have a pre-order even if they had enough copies in stock in order to help convince the customer that they should pre-order next time.

        And I'm pretty sure preorders exist so people like me reserve Gears of War there rather than try my luck getting it at Fry's or Best Buy

        I'm 100% sure that you're wrong. Pre-orders exist because, unlike with every other form of media, the store cannot return unsold copies. If they could, they'd order more than enough and send back the rest (probably just the discs, and trash the packaging. Similar to how bookstores just send back the covers). Since it costs between $2 and $3 to print, press, and package a game and the associated materials, there is no reason not to make extras and allow returns minus the $3 cost.... But they don't and thus you have to pre-order because a small retailer like Gamestop can't take the hit if a $60 title doesn't sell.

        Pre-orders for consoles are different than pre-orders for games. The only reason they sell pre-orders for hardware is to get you in the store twice. You're very likely to buy something each time, and since they make almost no margin on the hardware itself they need the extra boost. Otherwise it doesn't matter to them if you line up for the release, or if you line up for the pre-order. Both would have sold out in minutes anyway. As an added benefit, if they don't get enough units to cover your pre-order, they've still got you locked in as a customer and prevent the sale (with the profitable associated add-ons) from going to a competitor.

        Additionally, it is almost never the case that the bulk of a game's sales occur on release day. Only super-hyped games have front-loaded sales, and the super hyped games are exactly the titles that are in stock in large quantites at Wal-Mart and Target. (Why would you try Fry's or BestBuy? Pick a retailer with high volume, or in the case of BestBuy, one that doesn't suck.) To use your Gears of War example, my local Target had twenty copies in stock the day after release. Purchasing one was no big deal.

        Not to mention I walked in to EB Games at 10:00 on Sunday to pick up my preordered Wii, rather than camp out at Best Buy.

        How long did you camp out for the pre-order?
        • You got me. I've never returned anything.

          Wal Mart never gets or puts stuff out on release day around here. Target is sold out by the time I'm off work. 20 copies of something ain't that many. So having the preorder is nice.

          And you can get your preorder at GameStop/EBGames refunded, as I have done on several occasions. Have you never preordered anything?

          I camped out for all of 10 minutes at EBGames in a mall. For some reason, not many people thought of the mall.

        • O RLY? is 4chan.org slang thats making it's rounds. I love it when I see people associating themselves with b-tards that came up with the meme.
          • Once that little phrase hit the WoW forums, it was all over.

            Hell, there's an owl in the game named "O'reily"
        • How long did you camp out for the pre-order?


          I arrived at the Gamestop near my work 4 minutes after they opened and got 7th in line for preorders. It made Saturday night much more relaxing I assure you.
      • by fragbait (209346)
        Any time I go in to a GameStop or EB Games, I stay about 20 minutes longer than I intended because I end up chatting with the employees about what's out/fun/sucks.


        So YOU are the guy that monopolizes the time of the employees so that they ignore other customers or take several extra minutes to checkout customers!!! That's also assuming they aren't ignoring the rest of us by playing the video games, too. Gamestop/EB Games is always a last resort.

    • by ClamIAm (926466)
      It's generally never a good idea to shop at places like Wal-Mart. I prefer my local economy be controlled (mostly) by those who live here, not a handful of super-rich people.
    • by y5 (993724) *
      That might be true with systems, but not with games. And unless the retailer is selling the console above the suggested retail price, they make 0$ profit on systems. Also, consider that many consoles purchased at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc will be traded in to Gamestop to be resold for 20-30$ (US) less than the new units. The large retailers don't sell pre-owned items, which is a VERY profitable part of EB/GS business. So if you're basing your prediction on the number of new consoles Gamestop is receiving, t
    • by Troy Baer (1395)

      ...and instead of being helpful the employees are reduced to bullying their customers in order to meet the quotas that keep the company in the black...

      Well, that certainly explains why the guys at the local EB Games near my house are such raving wankers. One of them actually yelled at me for buying a PS2 rather than an XBox, and continued doing so even after I patiently explained that I wasn't interested in spending my hard-earned money on a product from a convicted monopolist who seems to take pleasure in

  • Supply is the greatest challenge facing both of these systems in the Console War largely because they both can (probably) sell any system they can ship because of how high the demand for the systems are; with it being "Christmas" and they're shiny and new they're in demand.

    Typically, in the November/December timeframe a system will sell 4 to 6 times as many units as it will sell in any other 2 months in a year ( http://www.vgcharts.org/usaconscomps.php?name1=PS2 &name2=&type=0 [vgcharts.org] ); not having enough u
  • Can anyone tell me if they get dark blue on black for the Wii topic page? I can't read a damn thing of the article intro.
    • I'm getting it for both the Wii and the Playstation topics, perhaps more... I don't know what's up with that...
  • I really cant fathom that EB and Gamestop control 25% of the gaming public. If 1 in 4 people really are stupid enough to take 1/10 the resale value on their games to buy one at 15% more than they can get them elsewhere, then I can start to understand Bill O'Reiley's comments regarding gamers.

    Wake up folks, EB and Gamestop are the video game equivalent of a pawn shop. Its there for the sole purpose of taking advantage of kids that dont know better, the poor or people with way more money than sense.
    • Its there for the sole purpose of taking advantage of kids that dont know better, the poor or people with way more money than sense.

      While I'll agree some locally owned places offer better trade-in prices, there's a lot of areas where there's no other way to sell used games, except for selling them between friends. My friends from college & I usually trade our games amongst each other until we've all played what we want, and then the original buyer will trade them in for some 'new' games...

      • by iainl (136759)
        There's no other way to sell used games? That's sad. Hopefully, one day your country will have its very own branch of eBay, however.
        • It's not worth the time and hassle for me to use eBay. It also helps that I only trade in stinkers that I shouldn't have purchased in the first place. No one wants a stinker, but EB will still take them off my hands.
          • by iainl (136759)
            Ah, fair enough then. I try to avoid ending up with too many stinkers, but when I traded in my XBox 1 and armfuls of games for my 360, I think I got more for the stuff than I would have through eBay.
            • I don't normally pick up too many, but I have a nasty habit of purchasing games that my wife wants when I know that she isn't going to play them for more than a few days. I sold off five of them for the Wii because they were offering an additional 20% towards preorders. Easy, quick and I was going to be there anyways.
    • I do agree that even considering bringing your used games to EB/Gamestop should warrant a few bullet holes in your kneecaps, but there have been occasions where I'll find a gem of a game in the used area for like $5.00. This is why I frequent EB/Gamestops in my area. I don't know about that 15% stat, but around my neck of the woods Walmart is the cheapest retailer, but only by about $0.30.
  • There are a couple of GameStop and EB Games locations in my neck of the woods that claim to have already received a second shipment of Wiis, but they aren't selling them. Instead, they're holding on to their supply for Black Friday.

    I have to wonder whether they really have been resupplied, or if they're just putting it out there to draw in customers.

    Even if they do have stock, I can't say I really understand the point of holding on to it. The only people who are likely to find out that GameStop has consol
    • by 512k (125874)
      If they sell them now, an employee is going to have to spend his time keeping tabs on the Wii situation, for phone inqueries, people walking in the door, people camping out etc..

      if they wait untill friday, they can just say NO, untill then.

      And murphys law says that a customer will call on the phone from the other side of the mall, finds out that one Wii is in stock, and while the clerk on the phone has his back turned, clerk2 sells the Wii to a customer in the store. Customer one will come running in, and f
    • by affinity (118397)
      If they are "Holding their Wii's" then, it's good plan as they will sell it friday or the day after.
      The quanity is so little that it doesn't matter. However if they have some stock on Friday then "word of mouth" will help them, as other stores sell out more quickly. Their non-traditional customer may become repeat in the following days looking for thier "Wii".
      As for pissing off traditional customers, the traditional customers already know they don't have any now, but there is a very good chance they can get
    • by Maul (83993)
      Of course. They want people to come in to the store with the intent of getting a Wii or PS3, but since they'll sell out as soon as they open, will try to push other stuff on shoppers using the consoles as bait.
  • by jalefkowit (101585) <jason@jasonlefko ... net minus author> on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @08:52PM (#16942988) Homepage
    Video game store to receive shipment of video games! Film at 11!
  • My local GameStop (Hays, KS) already got more PS3's. I don't know how many, but two of my friends that didn't get their pre-orders filled on launch picked up theirs this evening.
    • by Brigade (974884)
      Yes, Gamestops are getting resupplied with PS3s .. but only enough to cover pre-orders. In fact, in my store we got in two today (for the last two pre-orders) and are under orders that if both don't get picked up (and paid off) the systems get shipped to another store to cover pre-orders that haven't been filled (yet). We're not going to see a 'free' shipment of PS3's until next year .. Sony's pre-launch promises are bunk (because the yields on working Cells are terrible). We're expecting to get in Wii's

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