People, this has nothing to do with 'slow sales' for these new systems. C'mon, don't you guys understand the industry?
This has everything to do rather with collecting some used systems. EB Games resells these things for *well* over the credit they're giving you towards the new purchase. Why would EBGames not
want to give you credit for a PS3 if it ends up netting them a greater amount? Hell - they were pushing something similar when they were taking pre-orders for the damn thing.
And they're throwing in Gears of War for the 360? So with a core system we're talking about 33% off, and a free $60 game. I mean, I'm certainly not going to bother saying that 360 (and Gears of War) demand has fallen through the floor, but I swear to you with the conclusions being drawn here, if I did it would certainly be in the vein.
(A 'supposedly' blockbuster game that's been out for two months, thrown in for free along with a $100 credit?)
Yeah - but I don't. Because I understand that EB's not now, and not ever, doing anything that's not squarely going to make them more money than the alternative.