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Bestbuy sold out of Wiis... PS3s are sitting on the shelf!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by wiicanada, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. wiicanada

    wiicanada WiiChat Member

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    So I saw a news story on Global news (BC News up here in Canada). They were interviewing a guy live who was sitting in line since 3pm yesterday for his Wii. It was the last shipment Bestbuy was getting before christmas (54 units total). Apparently they had handed out tickets and turned away hundreds of people... The funny thing is they literally have PS3s sitting inside STILL unclaimed! I know I saw a 20GB at Zellers, and passed on it... My brother tells me people have been returning them cause they cant get rid of them fast enough, and people who bought them can't actually afford to keep them. Wiis on the other hand are this years "hottest item" according to the News.

    Long live Nintendo!!!!:cornut:
     
  2. djrich2000

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    Yeah - Best Buy in Cary, NC had two 60GB PS3's sitting there - they announced it to the whole store and no one went running.

    Sony could be in some trouble I think.
     
  3. wiicanada

    wiicanada WiiChat Member

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    They've priced themselves outta the market. People can find $300 for a nintendo and game, but not $900 for a ps3 and game... Its a shame cause ps3 is awesome, my brother has one.
     
  4. wele

    wele You can call me Wii-Lee!

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    long live nintendo!
     
  5. ekosix

    ekosix Dawg of the Dead

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    I walked into Costco last night, greeted by an entire pallete stacked with $700+ PS3 special bundles. The electronics guy was standing behind it with a smug look on his face, like he was so bad ass because he had PS3's. But it didn't look like a single unit had been sold. Tool. I had to laugh.
     
  6. GhOsT55

    GhOsT55 PC Gamer

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    THink about this. When all the colors come out for the Wii, it is going to drop to $200 dollars (hopefully!). Think abou the amout of people buying then. If people are just buying the Wii because of the price, this will be a huge insentive
     
  7. djrich2000

    djrich2000 WiiChat Member

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    I have a 360 and just got the Wii - I got both for the price of the premium PS3.

    Why anyone would not see that as a better deal is beyond me.
     
  8. wiicanada

    wiicanada WiiChat Member

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    Well, if you're in it for just the gameplay you're right... The problem with 360 is it can do everything a PS3 can, but u have to buy HD drives and such which ends up making it more expensive. If you want a tv based computer, ps3 is the way to go. If you want innovative gameplay, it's Wii. If you want Halo 3, it's xbox360... Its just that simple!
     
  9. GhOsT55

    GhOsT55 PC Gamer

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    go Canada!!!
     
  10. ClassicFitness

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    Same here....my local WalMart have 3 PS3 60GB for 3 days now. And people are still calling every 15 minutes for Wii's shipment info. I'm glad I just found mine yesterday at a Music World. :yikes:
     
  11. system32

    system32 Wii win the next gen wars

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    Ya my local best buy had 12 ps3 just sitting around looking for a buyer. Ps3 is a waste of money better to buy a 360 or a computer. Wii is the best
     
  12. ssbb_lover

    ssbb_lover Novocain Stain'd

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    Lol, this is so funny to hear. :lol: Sony made such a mistake going too big too soon. Ppl jut aren't ready to commit to a DVD player they don't need and a price too big.
     
  13. system32

    system32 Wii win the next gen wars

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    Ya the wii si so cheap many grandparents are buying it. When i was in line to get mine 90% of the people in line were grandparents. Its cheap enough for them to buy. I have a ps3 and its not worth 600. wii is cheaper and much more fun.
     
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    That's another reason it will sell more, good point. :D

    The Wii is just plain better...it must be admitted. If i'm correct, didn't IGN say that the Wii is the best out of the 3 consoles and that it will win this gen?
     
  15. Lil Miss Foxxxy

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    Lol. You know here in Chicago, I went to Game Crazy and they also had a PS3 bundle. But for the 60 gig pack they wanted $1200 :eek:ut: Where as my boss at work bought a Wii bundle for $500. He got a extra controller with nunchuck, Twilight Princess, and a SD card. The Wii bundles sold out more than the PS3. I also heard that some of the PS3 lineup games were actually disapponting. Is that true? If so, thats gotta be a sting to Sony.
     
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    Yeah, doesn't help Sony's cause with all the crappy launch titles. PS3 will get a lot better once some of the more recognized game titles come out, but for now they're taking a bath in lost revenue. I forgot the estimated numbers, but Sony is going to lose HUGE amounts of money this year, versus Nintendo which is going to MAKE HUGE amounts of money this year. They definitely have a smart business platform going right now.

    And the Blue Ray stuff is still up in the air.

    Slapping some new DVD technology with a gaming console doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. And I'm sure that's a big reason why it costs so much. I hope it fails just for that sake alone. I don't like the heavy handed approach they are giving Blue Ray. Let the consumers decide what is best.
     
  17. TurboJeff

    TurboJeff Scaring the neighbors

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    I was in my local EBgames yesterday. The clerk and I were talking about the Wii system. He mentioned they got 7 PS3 units in on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he still had 2 left. He said most people are looking for the Wii over the PS3. I've also had a 360 for about a year, and see no point right now in getting a PS3. The Blu-Ray DVD would be cool, but I'm holding out until the HD DVD format war is settled.
     
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    Entered my local Circuit City to see a sign posted as soon as you walk in stating "temporarily out of Wii's", then about 10 feet further, another sign stating the same thing. After walking through the store I've noticed they had about 8 PS3's just sitting there.
     
  19. wiicanada

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    I've played Resistance (awesome), Blazing Angels (crappy resolution), and some demos (Motorstorm). By far motorstorm is the only game I might want to buy, the rest just don't do it for me...
     
  20. 02sheslop

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    I didn't really expect the Wii to be much of a success... at least, I didn't half a year ago.
    Like, nobody I asked knew what a Wii was (don't get the impression I go up to people and ask.. it was more of a conversation thing), and the only people that said they were gunna get one were my creepy cousins and some random people on the internet.
     

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