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GAME says: PS3 launch stronger than the others

Different reports are rolling in from every side of things -- the launch is a failure, the launch is a success, the lunch is scheduled for 12:30PM, the dinner is undetermined, the dryer is too loud, the launch is a nail on Sony's coffin, it's too hot in here... you get the idea. Don't you? Well, here's the launch from UK retailer GAME's point of view.

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shikwan3864d ago

The lame author tries to defend his title; "The launch is stronger because Sony came well-prepared with a plethora of units to fulfill everyone's wish who wants a PlayStation 3."

The point is; Supply & Demand. Sony has the Supply because there is NOT much of Demand. They could've brought enough PS3s for everyone in the UK to have 2 each but not that many are excited enough to want one.

But even if Demand was high, they should have more than enough still as the ORIGINAL launch date was Spring 2006. While they were having BR diode problems, I'm sure they were still stock-piling the rest of the parts.

VirtualGamer3863d ago (Edited 3863d ago )

You know your arguement would actually be valid if Sony went into Europe with only 300,000 units like MS did for the launch of the 360 and they did not sell out. That would totally show its lack of damand. Sony came with 1,000,000 units and even then might be sold out by the weekend. Yup that sure proves lack of demand for such an expensive system with no games :P

DJ3864d ago

on Shikwan's part. They supplied a million consoles for the European launch, so obviously Sony did something right. It's better to have enough consoles for everyone rather than choke retailers with too few units and thus lose potential customers in the process.

"even if Demand was high, they should have more than enough still as the ORIGINAL launch date was Spring 2006"

Yeah, they should totally have like 4 million units lying around from April 2006, even though the hardware wasn't even finalized until May...wait, what?? Oh, that's right. You can't stock pile parts until you know what the hell you're building. They didn't stop adjusting the design of the PS3 until September 2006; that doesn't leave much time for conspiracy theories.

shikwan3863d ago

"You can't stock pile parts until you know what the hell you're building." When Ken was toting around that empty shell back in E3 05, he was lying about the MAJOR parts it would have AND the release date?

So the couldn't stock pile casings, hdmi ports, NIC cards or nothing until May 2006 when in January 2006 at CES, they said; "We are still on schedule for a Spring (2006) launch."??

People like you scare me; I'm seriously starting to think some sort of mind-control device was implemented in the PS2. There needs to be an investigation. Wake up, Neo.

Tut3863d ago

Pretty sure the case is a different aspect. I also remember articles coming out that Xbox Fanatics latched on to that stated Sony was having difficulty getting the hardware to perform correctly with regards to ventilation because of the design of the shell that had already been finalized.

Weird though, I guess I was just on a LOT of acid at the time and imagined it.

XxZxX3863d ago

shikwan,
before you blasted DJ, why don't you look at your own reflection. If DJ scared you, you should be scare of yourself too. What generate so much hate to a company? Maybe you are loyal to another company too. So you decided to bash and bash. Wake up dude, nothing good coming out of bashing. Just let the number proof itself.

Rasputin20113863d ago

the empty/ broken promises that this compayn has "tossed" around regarding the PS3 is down right outrageous!....Like I do agree shikwan

"You can't stock pile parts until you know what the hell you're building." When Ken was toting around that empty shell back in E3 05, he was lying about the MAJOR parts it would have AND the release date?"

Enough said regarding this topic.

Kyur4ThePain3863d ago

so now we'll go back to the "Sony lies" lines. G'night.

IPlayGames3863d ago

wait till next to the #'s

MySwordIsHeavenly3863d ago

Forget every article on here! This launch was a huge success...and didn't sell out yet because of the number of systems available and the wii has been there for quite some time. I don't think the 360's much of a threat to them in the UK...it probably never will be. WOOHOO!

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