PlayStation 3 even scarcer than predicted

Gamers knew getting their hands on a PlayStation 3 was going to be hard last weekend, but they probably had no idea it would be this hard.

Sony had said going into the game console's launch it would ship 400,000 units to North America. But retail checks by analysts show the actual number of PS3s on store shelves was less than half of that.

American Technology Research's P.J. McNealy, in a note to investors, said there were just 125,000 to 175,000 PS3s in stores for the system's launch. That's roughly half of his initial expectations. Colin Sebastian of Lazard Capital Markets estimated the number at around 150,000.

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Odiah4382d ago

Yeah, that's why I'm snuggling up with a wii this christmas :)

Tut4382d ago

For sure! Wii4tw! =)

Bluesxman234382d ago

How anyone would have thought it would be easy to get one of these? People will be waiting until after New Years like we did for the 360...

Nodoze4382d ago

UNDER deliver.....

Sony is sooooo good at that.

Islandkiwi4382d ago

If Sony underdelivered on their PS3's...why are they selling so cheaply on Ebay?

MicroGamer4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

Nice job Sony. Underproduction for launch day, suck ass launch titles, small likelihood of getting enough out to make a decent showing at Christmas, losing all your 'exclusive' games because your devs don't want to miss out on the Christmas season waiting for you to get units into the stores, the highest per unit production cost of any game console in history,the highest retail price since the Neo Geo, crappy online support, are you paying someone to come up with all the ways you can possibly screw this up???