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gljvd
11-14-2006, 12:54 AM
well just got word , sony is undershipping. Instead of 16 units we are getting 8. Other stores got cut worse . One store when from 18 to 8 and other is now only getting 2 units launch day.

Calls are going out today/ tommorow with the stores affected which are most of them.


Also a New Jersey Gamestop Manager was fired for voicing displeasure with sony and thier practices with the local Paper "The Record" .

gljvd
11-14-2006, 01:08 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6161580.html?tag=latestnews;title;0

Gamestop is also reporting it .


Oh well looks like sony is still having lots of problems

Hrama
11-14-2006, 01:11 AM
Ouch. Well, it's still black and sexy right? Right guys? Guys...? *Crickets chirping*

Coded-Dude
11-14-2006, 01:22 AM
Sears(mine) hasn't even been informed of whether or not they are getting 1 console, let alone 5-10!
(at least thats what they claim)

Fry's is "not allowed to comment on the number of units available," but are only selling $1000 bundles, allegedly.

Wal-mart said they were getting 10, but the guy was an idiot and I didn't believe anything he said.

I think I am going to camp out at CompUSA

I will get numbers from stores the day before and make my final decision(of where to camp)

D3adcell
11-14-2006, 01:56 AM
Yeah I heard this today aswell. I was at gamestop playing the wii when I heard the info. The one here is apparently getting only 60% of the pre-orders. 2nd shipment is supposed to be in before Christmas though.

I heard though that walmarts are supposed to get 10.

gljvd
11-14-2006, 02:08 AM
second shipment was supposed to be smaller :-(


With wii we are getting even more units . Some stores went from 50 units up to 150 units .

dementia
11-14-2006, 02:14 AM
This "low supply to artificially raise demand" thing is getting old.

It's PS2 and Xbox 360 all over again.

venomv
11-14-2006, 02:23 AM
This "low supply to artificially raise demand" thing is getting old.

It's PS2 and Xbox 360 all over again.

What makes you think it is intentional, they don't need to ship less, 400k is small enough already, they are probably having more problems with the BD laser.

dementia
11-14-2006, 02:44 AM
Yep, I guess I can't chalk this one up to intention. I mean, why else would the launch be delayed in European territories?

Phoenix
11-14-2006, 03:25 AM
Wow, the Xbox 360 is launching again?

Oh wait, it's the PS3 this time.

D3adcell
11-14-2006, 03:30 AM
Then it looks like sony wont be meeting the 400k??

That or they decided to screw gamestop/ebs (gauranteed sales) and instead put the units in other stores? I mean sony is the one that gave gamestop/eb the numbers for pre-orders.

IEatFriedPikmin
11-14-2006, 03:38 AM
hahahaha. i feel bad for those who waited long in line for their preorders.

dementia
11-14-2006, 04:26 AM
hahahaha. i feel bad for those who waited long in line for their preorders.

I feel worse for those eBayers who sold thier PS3 preorder receipts to people who now won't be getting anything for a while.

Oh wait, no I don't.

Delirious
11-14-2006, 05:05 AM
This is gonna suck for alot of people. Luckily Im not one of them.

TheGreenElf
11-14-2006, 07:19 AM
I feel worse for those eBayers who sold thier PS3 preorder receipts to people who now won't be getting anything for a while.

Oh wait, no I don't.

Oh shit! That would suck. All of them said..."Will ship on November 17th via 3-Day" or something. Looks like people can now legally cancel those if they realize PS3 isn't worth $2000...

I also can't say I didn't expect this. I was pretty sure it would happen. Makes me happy to have ordered a Wii.

gljvd
11-14-2006, 12:03 PM
http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1163310144126950.xml?starledger?ntop&coll=1&thispage=2

thsi is the article the guy got fired for. He stated there may be as few as 200k. Which is a 100k less than I heard. But whatever. He was fired yesterday because of this

IEatFriedPikmin
11-14-2006, 01:08 PM
why did he get fired for that?

gljvd
11-14-2006, 01:12 PM
not supposed to give out numbers :-)

Coded-Dude
11-14-2006, 04:02 PM
not supposed to give out numbers
total numbers or number available at the store.....?

I don't understand why a store representative can't tell customers how many units they are getting.

D3adcell
11-14-2006, 04:20 PM
Supposed to be a safety issue or something. My gamestop is no longer having a midnight opening for PS3 because they dont want anyone getting mugged or anything.

Coded-Dude
11-14-2006, 04:22 PM
I think its far more dangerous keeping secrets(from millions of anxious fans)....but maybe thats just me!

TheGreenElf
11-14-2006, 05:52 PM
GS is going down the shit hole in terms of customer service and how they treat them, but this is nobody's fault but Sony.

That man shouldn't be fired for that. Also, that article makes me laugh as some guy is quoted saying "The graphics are incredible!" as he had to be pulled away from NBA '07...that game is not a graphical beast in the slightest.

gljvd
11-14-2006, 07:03 PM
total numbers or number available at the store.....?

I don't understand why a store representative can't tell customers how many units they are getting.

they don't want us to . They are affraid there will be problems

Coded-Dude
11-14-2006, 08:30 PM
I think its far more dangerous keeping secrets(from millions of anxious fans)....but maybe thats just me!

chrismt
11-14-2006, 09:48 PM
Bah, I guess now I should read in General Gaming for PS3 news.

gljvd
11-16-2006, 08:17 PM
Walmart employees are now confirming they had thier shipments cut from 10 per store to 2 per store



This is now looking like that 180k-200k for launch is correct.


If this is true than we may see 1m or less through 2006.

Which means things will shake out

10m xbox 360s shipped
4m wii's shipped
1m ps3's shipped

Ouch and if they only make it to 1m this year i really don't see them hitting 6m by march I think even 4m will be a long shot

frosty
11-16-2006, 08:30 PM
My local best buy is still sticking to it's 26 per store as of last night.

gljvd
11-16-2006, 08:38 PM
My local best buys had the lines dispurst . THey called the cops haha

anyway i dunno how many best buys are getting. But if walmarts are getting shafted than something is up

Dorbin
11-16-2006, 08:44 PM
I'm not surprised by this at all. A symbolic launch, nothing more.

gljvd
11-16-2006, 09:15 PM
channel 2 which i think is cbs is saying that sony is going to turn away almost 90% of the people on line at thier nyc store. ONly 400 machines there