PS3 Still on shelves

With the holiday shopping season now over with, it appears as if the demand for the Sony Playstation 3 console has eased up enough that people can just walk into certain stores and pick one up. FiringSquad contacted two Best Buy stores in the Greenville-Spartanburg SC area today around 5 pm EST and employees at both stores told them that they had PS3 in stock with one having arounf 5 or 6 units available and the other having a whopping 20 PS3 units to sell.

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SjaakHaas5248d ago

...they sell like sh!te ?

malachi235248d ago

Sony is now going to learn the hard way that you can't take people for idiots.

You treat people like s**t and LIE to them then they're going to snub you.


ironwolf5248d ago

Sunday, my local Walmart had 3 PS3s in the display case, they may have had more on hand,(I don't know) the case only had room for the 3 I saw. Yesterday (Monday), Best buy had 19 PS3s on the floor; 12 in a floor stack and seven on the shelf in the Playstation aisle. No takers while I was in the store, and according to the sales flyers, they were put out the day before.

THWIP5248d ago

...and the manager of the Electronics Dept. said the same 3 had been there for 3-4 days. He said they'd gotten 8 since launch, and only sold 5.

mellowspaz5247d ago

Same situation at Target in San Jose, CA. Day after Christmas I saw a PS3 sitting in the display, was surprised to see it wasn't sold out until reading this.

Close_Second5247d ago (Edited 5247d ago )

...people were opting for the Wii over the PS3 (which is far too expensive right now) and the Xbox 360 because, correct me if I'm wrong, but the Wii is all about just having fun.

One of the big reasons the PS2 was so popular was because of its price and how it was aimed at kids (i.e. Eye-Toy, Singstar, Buzz - dont under estimate the importance of the kids market!). The PS3 at the moment is not aimed at kids (even though some kids will have one) and therefore does not as yet have mass market appeal.

As a parent, if I were to walk into a store and see Gears of War or Resistance playing, I would head straight for the Wii as I would not want my kids playing either of those two games. And I'll bet I'm not alone on that one.