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Best Buy: No PS3/Wii Pre-Orders

Best Buy confirmed this week that they will not be taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 or the Wii. A company spokesman told me earlier this week that Best Buy has decided they would rather just sell both consoles on launch day because it's more exciting that way. (Culture, PS3, Wii)

Sphinx  +   2841d ago
I've been thinking...
...maybe I'll camp out and get a PS3 and then sell it on ebay. Then again, I should save my sick day for camping out for the Wii since I actually want to own that one at launch.
andy capps  +   2841d ago
I've been thinking about using one of my sick days for camping out and actually playing it at launch. :)
TOM  +   2840d ago
why canp out? there are more than enough to go around. Walk in,pay for it,walk out.
Jak4ever  +   2841d ago
Dude, its gonna be a mad house come Black Friday..I rather just wait till like May 07 when it gets calm.
HRP  +   2841d ago
Ooh, goody.
I'm pre-ordering my Wii @ Gamestop. Perhaps I'll camp outside of Best Buy anyways on PS3 launch day and sell it on ebay.
daboosa  +   2841d ago
Im from eurpe:(
i have to wait!
Scythesean  +   2841d ago
Why Camp for Wii
The guy at Gamestop told me they are going to be getting tons of them and that there is a very small chance of being a shortage. Nintendo is making them by the truck loads and he said you'll be able to walk in and get one.
ORIELKILLER  +   2841d ago
if you guys going to camp out ... do it in a sony oficial store like the one in manhattan they will have at lease 50 or 100 ... i got my PSP there and they make a party and all free
andy capps  +   2841d ago
I really wish they had one here, I'd go in and drool at all the TV's and the Vaio laptops. My in-laws have one of the new Vaio laptops (not the one with the Blu-ray drive) and it's great. Very stylish and light. Only thing I don't like about it is that the speakers are pretty quiet.
Scythesean  +   2841d ago
People attacked
Last year for the 360 a women told me she was at Sam's and that the guy rolled out a pallet of 360's and then cut the wrapping and suddenly everyone went nuts grabbing them. She said she grabbed one and then another women took it from her hands. She said she grabbed another one and some guy tackled her around the ankles the Security Guards had to pull the guy off of her. He was arrested for assault, all because he wanted a 360.
Sphinx  +   2841d ago
...yeah, those assault charges were dropped, I pleaded temporary insanity :)
kmis87  +   2841d ago
Yeah this kind of crap happens, especially when parents are trying to get the things that their children want the most for christmas. Remember how bad the cabbage patch kids and tickle me elmo crazes got?
andy capps  +   2841d ago
It'll happen, you can bet on it. I'm hoping to be ok at Best Buy or maybe Sam's Club.
FinalFormKing23  +   2840d ago
More exciting? More like Battle Royal for a console
They think this is good? They really have no idea of the people that are going to try and get one. For me, there is only one Best Buy in my area, and it usually is packed. I can only imagen how insane it will be. Maybe they will auction off a PS3 every hour, starting price: Your arm. But no worries, I got reservations for Wii games and soon to be Wii console at GameStop. Ahhhh, GameStop, we love you so.
Sphinx  +   2840d ago
I'm right there with you!
My wife will be so damn happy when we get the Wii and come home with a few different Wii games... and some GameCube games, too! I'm thinking a Mario Party game or two, not sure which ones were better... oh, and Zelda: Windwaker and Smash Bros. and any other game that gets recommended to me!
ironwolf  +   2840d ago
I camped out at Best Buy for the 360.
They gave tickets for the 360s they had at 7am then opened the door at 8am. I arrived at 6:30 the night before and was the second in line. I took a lawn chair and sleeping bag and spent the night in a freezing fog.
By morning there were about 750 people waiting. The store had 52 units, 36 of them were the premium.

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