Sony running thin on PS3’s due to super fantastic holiday and upcoming game lineup?

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by Mike
Posted February 12th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Hearing the words “PS3″ and “shortage” together a few months ago would draw out a few chuckles from those in the room. While Sony would like us to think otherwise, since launch the PS3 hasn’t exactly been leading the market in console sales. Up until recently, that honor went to the Nintendo Wii. I never caught on to the Wii mania, but obviously many have.

Fast forward one year and here we sit looking at Wii’s stacking up on store shelves and the once stagnant PS3 now selling like hot cakes. So hot in fact that Sony is claiming a PS3 shortage is among us in the coming months due to the bangup holiday season they saw. A pretty jam packed upcoming game lineup would also do wonder for sales/wreak havoc on supply. Could the tables really have flipped that drastically?

For now I’m staying squarely seated in the middle of the debate as I haven’t seen or heard of any PS3 shortages. But if holiday sales were as good as Sony claims and the new upcoming titles such as “Heavy Rain” and “God of War 3″ have any hand in it, we could very well see Sony’s baby decline in availability.

What do you think? Is there an honest shortage impending or is Sony merely blowing smoke to create a false sense of urgency in picking up a PS3 -> which in turn nets them more sales and money?

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  • cheeto
    February 14, 2010 at 4:29 am
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    wii is sold out in every store once again, its experiencing the same thing ps3 is but a lot worse. your article is not accurate.

    • Mike
      February 14, 2010 at 9:30 am
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      I was just at Best Buy yesterday and saw at least a dozen Wii’s on the shelves. Same for walmart and target by my house. Your comment is not accurate.
      ;)

  • rex1000fists
    February 13, 2010 at 2:18 am
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    I was trying to buy a slim and all the retail stores in my town in WI were sold out of PS3. Gamestop, Walmart, Target, etc. I had to check multiple stores for 4 days until 1 store finally had one.

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