Thinking about getting one of those spiffy new Wii or PS3 consoles this holiday? You'd best start lining up now. GameStop -- America's largest 'videogame only' retailer -- says they're not taking pre-orders on console hardware.
i was debating whether or not to pre-order a PS3 for launch, or wait until Q1 of next year so that Sony can work out all the defects, shortages and possibly (hopefully) announce a price drop. guess now i'm gonna have to wait by default. oh well; i still have GOW, FFXII, God of War 2 etc. to tide me over while i drool in anticipation for Resistance, Lair, Heavenly Sword, VF5, etc.
I think it is smart to wait for something that'll be buggier than... I dunno, than an ant farm or something.
I'm pinning this close to the top because I used to work at Gamestop and I got confirmed word from managers and the Sony rep, coming straight from the top. Gamestop isn't taking pre-orders because Sony and Nintendo won't confirm how many units Gamestop is getting this holiday season. What Gamestop does it takes this number, and only lets the corporation pre-order up to that many units. They did the same thing with 360, but Microsoft cut shipments AFTER they'd let Gamestop pre-order based on their first shipping estimate. The company doesn't want to pre-order a unit they can't guarantee for you, so they're probably not going to take pre-orders. Because neither Sony nor Nintendo seem like they'll be able to guarantee numbers.
zypher. if i was you, just wait till 07 Q1. probably the best idea, then all the bugs and glitches can be fixed
im gonna try to get 2 of them, me and my friend are gonna be camping out at 2 different gamestops this way i can sell one and keep the other. im sharing the profite with him and we're gonna make a super bundle pack for ebay : )
...if you can get 'em, that would be a sweet way to make some extra cash!
I was thinking the same zypher, I will get one unit on launch day but given the problems I'm having now with my 360 (it's a launch unit) I am going to sell my PS3 on ebay and buy one down the road. Don't get me wrong because I really want the PS3 but I would be pissed to have any problems with it!! I think it's just a much safer and financially a better choice to sell my first one for much more and enjoy GOW, Phantasy Star Universe Online, Marvel Alliance, FF12, Okami, and of course God of War 2!
yeah, i just got my 360 back in June, and haven't had any problems with it so far (save for the original Fable, which from time to time freezes). i still have my same, original PS2 i got on launch day back in late 2000, and it hasn't given me any problems yet (guess i'm one of those lucky ones). but after a PSP with a few dead pixels, and so many rumors of people having problems with their own PS2, i figure i'd just wait a few months on the PS3. don't get me wrong: i can't WAIT to get one. but i'd be highly pissed if a $600+ system died on me.
That means I'll be camping out for my Wii... but let me get something straight: the Wii is coming out on the 19th, a Sunday?!
If all the retailers follow suit, then I guess I won't be getting a system at launch, because A: I'm not sitting outside camping for anything, and B: I leave the morning of the 17th for Anime USA, so they'll all be certainly sold out by the time I return home. Bummer. I think Guitar Hero II comes out that week as well, so I'll at least have a little bit of joy :( Preordered my PS2, walked in the store after school got out, picked up my bag with the blue box inside, and left . . . life used to be so much easier.
I really can't wait for the PS3... do you think that if the lauch system doesn't work after a couple of months due to bugs.. they won't allow you to return for a new or for repair???
That should answer your question.
it's sony...so no.
most consoles come with a 90 day warranty, after which if the console breaks then you're pretty much screwed. usually when you purchase your console you're given the option to purchase another warranty for an additional year or two.
I'm not from Europ, I'm from the U.S. and I'll be purchasing my PLAYSTATION 3, this March of '07!
okay its a great system you say? but you wont get it on day 1?.......WEIRDO!
Im going to be camping for days suck.....
i pre-ordered GOW and COD3 today at gamestop and as i was paying an older guy asked if they were taking preorders on ps3, they worker said "no, they arent coming out this year". i said "at all" to which he replied "no, not until next year" he then used the phrase "officially announced". i hadnt heard about this and i said when did they announce it. he said "i dont me announced to the public. our manager (cant remember might have been store or discrict manager or something to that extent) went to a conference and he came back and said it WILL NOT come out this year" take that as you will, i came home after that and checked here to see if anything was said and then i find this article. so i am convinced. i dont expect everyone to believe that this is the case, but i do suggest calling your local gamestop and asking about preorders and if it is infact coming out this year. and before someone brings it up, i am a 360 fan and have criticized ps3 before, but this isnt a slander post. like i said it might not be true, but you should call your gamestop and see if they say the same. *UPDATE* it was an eb games associate that told me that. and i called the gamestop in the same town as the eb games store and the gs guy told me this me "is it true you're not taking preorders on the ps3" him "not yet but we are supposed to soon" me "i heard its not coming out this year" him "no, it will come out this year" so now i'm just confused, cause gamestop bought eb, and both stores say something different.
so basically you're telling us you heard from a dude, who heard from another dude, who went to this anonymous conference where some dude said..."They won't come out at all this year"...that's awesome man, keep coming with the A+++ news...
...the manager heard about Europe's delay and got the info mixed up in his head... but if he's right, and the PS3 doesn't come out this year, wow. What a bunch of crap for Sony fans.
i'm just saying what happened, i never said this was sound evidence or that there's no way i could be wrong. i'm not a ps3 fan but i hope its not true cause there will be ALOT of angry people. there's no reason to criticize me for posting something significant to the article. i even encouraged people to call and see if there was any truth to it. i apoligize for not working at sony or being able to give you official word. annonymously criticizing people over the internet without any consequences must make you feel gangsta. i'll think twice before tryin to inform people about something ever again. if you want i can call eb and ask the guy for his name and info, and also the name of his manager and his info, the date and time of the conference, ask if he has any written documents that could prove usefull, and ask him to come to this message board and confirm his findings to the intimidating and hard-as-nails "nitrogenb"
At the EB Games i work at, we will be taking Wii pre-orders as of Oct.16th. And it will be the normal bundle that Nintendo has made,(with the hardware, controllers, Wii Sports and all the cables) unlike some stores where they will have their own bundles. As for the PS3. We( I work at an EB Games in BC, Canada) have made a cross-province decision that we will not be taking pre-orders for the PS3, we will have a line-up, and from what our stats say, we will be recieving only about 1000(most likely less)systems, and must distrubted them throughout the BC EB Games stores and parts of Alberta. So we think it will be approximately 5 premium and 5 core PS3's per store(10 in total). So to re-state that. Wii pre-orders will happen at our store on Oct.16th and will have a $30 Canadian dollar pre-order fee, and will guarantee you a Wii on Nov.19. As far as PS3 goes, you better make sure that you get in the line-ups as quickly as you can, or you will miss out. * Note: this is just BC's way of doing things, this may not be the case for other US States and Provinces.
Yeah at my ebgames/gamestop where I live , they are going to be taking pre-orders only on October 9th for the Wii and Ps3. So if you don't pre-order that day then you arn't obviously going to get one unless you are extremely lucky. Also, I live in Southeastern PA. (suburb of Philadelphia)
If they aren't taking pre orders then how is ebgames/gamestop going to take pre orders on Oct 9th?
I said where I live, the ebgames/gamestop are only taking pre-orders on Oct. 9th
I am standing outside for about 12hours. I get off work around 11am on the 16th and will stay outside of the Bestbuy until the midnight launch. If there are more then 20 people in line I am going to go the Bestbuy that opens at 9am. I dont think to many people are going to stand outside for 20+ hours! I hope I am right!!!
its weird how those shops work. i preordert my Wii at a shop where they us these Preorder-coupon....and they are limited who comes first will be served first. thet should do the same.
I knew that at least 3 months ago. I believe the main reason was because of the xbox 360 fiasco. They don't want to be put in a similar situation with the Ps3.
The store near my house is going to start pre-orders this week. I already reserved the games though, thats all that matters.
i just called eb games and gamestop and they said that they will probably be taking pre-orders later this month if everything goes as planned.(palmdale,CA don't know about anywhere else)
sorry forgot that the hardware is nintendo wii, unsure about ps3
Same spot I waited for the ps2 they are going to have the most units so if you live in San Fran I suggest waiting there. Also they always have some entertaining stuff going on so the experience is pretty fun.