Originally Posted by Blkout
I'm willing to bet in February you'll be able to buy a Wii almost anywhere. Nintendo isn't having any build issues, and supply will catch up to demand very soon. The X-mas rush just caught everyone off guard.
Yup - way too early to be picking winners and losers - I'd wager that if all the PS3s that are available now were out there on Black Friday, they would have sold. Since they weren't, and Wiis were relatively common (in comparison) and way cheaper, many kids who wanted a new system for Christmas got a Wii as a consolation prize.
Now don't take that wrong - the Wii is a fun gaming machine, and many will end up as happy or happier with it than they would have had they received the PS3. Sony's only error was not having this plethora of machines out there before Christmas.
That said, our local Target has had them in stock for 3 days without selling out. 20s and 60s. But so what - I already have my PS3, and I'm glad.
Sure they'll get cheaper - but again so what? I paid around 4 bills for my first dvd player (480i output) - now they can be had for a tenth of the money, but my first one is still working. (As is my PS2, which I also picked up at launch. Seemingly, forever ago.)