Over 50% of U.S retailers have PlayStation 3's in stock, while Wii is still almost impossible to find, according to a new report from American Technology Research analyst P.J. McNealy.
His research read, "Our channel checks of 52 retail stores, from boutiques to big-box retailers, showed that 28 of the 52 stores had PS3 consoles in stock, while none had Wii consoles in stock." One retailer had more than 60 units in stock, while most had only a few.
Sony denied that the availability of PS3 means demand for the machine is softening. Spokesman Dave Karraker told Reuters, "It isn't because demand has weakened, it is because we have kept the supply pipeline moving." The company is airlifting 100,000 machines into the country every week.