Dick Smith merchandise manager James Cunnold has stated that advance sales of the PS3 have been even better than PS1, PS2, Xbox 360 and FIVE times as much as the amount experienced with regards to the Wii. Cunnold indicated a large number of gamers are going for a super expensive $1495 (NZD) bundle deal with 18 months free credit.
"Pre-orders are five times that of Nintendo Wii. Our expectation is that this is going to be our biggest gaming launch."
Mr Cunnold said many buyers were opting for the company's bundle deal, which gives an extra controller, two games and 18 months interest-free for $1495.