Electronic Theatre has investigated the likelihood of finding a new Xbox 360 at a number of retailers across the country and discovered that many locations are sold out.
i'm glad the shortages are due to genuine demand and not a phony baloney manufactured one.
So will people beleive these shortages or call them lies also, lets see.
Fanboys will call them lies....this is N4G.COM of course! LOL
if you poll those shops who do trade ins youll find a glut of 360 models were traded in very few of these will be new sales
well I was told to believe by the 360 camp that Sony had no shortages, so in other words MS doesnt either
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbo... The cake is a lie.
They are call "brick and mortar" stores. Remember when people had to leave their house to buy things?
Watch as all of the people who called the PS3 shortages fake instantly believe this.
So far we have lies, trades-in, a link to an ONLINE retailer... How about genuine shortages due to high demmand? Face it boys, the Xbox 360 is back on the game... the gap will not stretch anymore this generation.
lmao bubbles+ at all u for the laugh.
Oh so now shortages are legal? Ok I guess Sony must have faked their slim shortages even though my friends were having trouble finding them locally and Amazon was officially sold out and limited to selling 1 per customer when they were in stock. Quit being so biased, you ass.
Nah, remember when the PS3 slim launched? A LOT of retailers (like Amazon and Gamestop) limited purchase to just 1 console per buyer. There's was a lot of demand. Right now, I can find these new 360s anywhere and they're in plenty of stock on Amazon.
Shortages pfffttttt ask someone on the street what is a x-box there be like what? I have a ps2 (future ps3 owner).
you mean like every shortage by both factions on this site?
and I believe the Sony one was fake. Why? because M$ makes crappy operating systems, everyone knows this; and Sony lies to save face, everyone knows that. Its a classic Sony tactic to lie about something like supply, MS does not market on such a deep psychological level, lying just to %uck with the customers head is a Japanese/Sony tactic all the way. Nintendo pulled the same crap for months when the wii launched.
I really am surprised that the new Slim is doing as well as it is since it technically wasn't a price drop all it was a redesign, a bigger harddrive and Wifi added. I wasn't expecting it to have the same effect as the PS3 Slim since that actually had a price drop. It's sold out in the many places in the U.S. as well.
Larger HDD, 5 usb ports, Wireless N, Quieter, no Red Ring etc... A lot of people always wanted a 360 but there was such a stigma on the brand due to the early 360 models failures. Microsoft did a huge poll and asked gamers what they would rather have in the 360 and Wireless won and garnered 69% of the vote. Even above Blu Ray. I guess a lot of people just cant run a cable to their Xbox 360's. So the Wireless is helping I'm certain. I am glad to see it's doing well in other countries as well. I have quite a few British Friends on XBL. Good people.
its been like a month how do you know its doesnt rrod we dont even know if the last ont rrod there wasnt a study on it
I'm not sure that I'm going to upgrade, for me there's just not much point. I play XBL through a wired connection and I have 60gigs left from my 120GB elite. I install my games so my elite is whisper quiet, the only beneficial thing for me would be the new sleek look, and the glossy finish would look nice next to my PS3 Fat. Off Topic: does anyone know where some decent 360 Skins can be purchased? Thing like " http://www.kiaeneto.com/pro...
its ooh shiny syndrome remember first 360s were 20gig no hdmi and arcade then pro then elite, lots of people i know upgraded to the elite trading in there colsoles then slim they trade in the elite to get the slim ive personally met 150 people in shops who were doing just that
i agree with pretty much everything you said except the last sentence. how the hell you met 150 people in that bought slims in 60 days? how many xbox360 s. your store received again? how many hours you work a week? because I'm sure they only ship a handful to each store. either you're lying or you just don't have a life jumping around every single store that sells xboxes trying just to do your little survey. the store i work at received 1 shipment since release and we had 8 pieces that's 4 boxes.
sad theres no blu-ray though
Lol, im pretty sure if Microsoft added Blu-ray to there machine, not only would it be a successor to 360, it would also cost more then the current 360.
Tesco's are the only ones who are out of stock, seemed the £190 price point managed to sell the custom from else where. Understandable, much better deal than previously offered and better looking too.
Very awesome piece of machinery to be honest,I coudnt be happier with my x360S,I dont know about anyone else but my systems temp. stays the same mild.The heat remains mild no matter how long I use it's the same.Now as far as bluray is concerned meh,dont care about bluray.HDMI suits me just as well.
I work in Argos. . .this article is bullshit. We have 2 PSM Slims in stock. We have about 30 360's in Stock. MS ALWAYS oversupply - it's what they do.
sure u do post a pic with u in uniform
lol. What does it matter?
LMAO. . .I'll post a picture if you want like. . . this was taken with my mates jailbroken iPhone and edited on the iPhone hence the crappy moutasche.
i think demon likes a man in uniform
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net... There you go. . .I'm in work tomorrow at one o clock. . .shall I return here and take a photo from inside Argos to show you the MASSIVE PILE OF 360S's WE HAVE? INFACT - I'll take a photo of the stock system screen. . .which shows the stock quantity , price. . etc etc. I'm not saying the 360's don't sell, when I say OVERSUPPLY. . .I'm merely saying that they're not limited. . .MS are very kind with their quantities of stock - which leads to more happy customers.
All those disagrees ha bet they feel real dumb.
argos seem to be out of stock for the ps3 120gb slim for ages. they seem to have loads of xbox360's tho LoL
We barely stock the 120gb mate. . .we generally get about 3 times as many 250gb models in. They're the ones that are usually in our special deals, and they're usually the ones that sell. Sony tend to supply constant. . .but small amounts of stock. So we'll get maybe 3 PS3's in a day or so, and they'll sell. Microsoft do the opposite and release a new model and then send in about 30-40 units that we get a bit annoyed at as they take up a lot of room and sit there. PS3 250's sell out really fast - you can use our stock checker. . in our store (a big one) the PS3 250gb will ALWAYS say "hurry 1 left" or "out of stock". 360's will ALWAYS say "In Stock" (which means over 5 in stock). Hope this helps. This article is just someone trying to put some spin on a product to help sales.
come tomarrow youll have one less slim mwhahahaha thats ps3 slim :( fecking overheating phat peice of junk cant handle 96hours of solid gaming
As a PS3 fan I can say with confidence that truly there is a high demand for the new 360. Just today my mate said he was going to get a PS3 slim but now he wants to get the 360 slim because it's cheaper. He said the PS3's price is too expensive, You see? the other day some of you Sony loyalists were saying $300/£250 is cheap, but when your PS3 breaks (which is what happened to him and me) that price all of a sudden looks too expensive. I was only aiming the last part at those who said the PS3's $300/£250 is cheap, because when your PS3 YLOD's and you're out of warranty buying a new PS3 for many many people is not an option.
Here we go again. Let me go grab some popcorn and my flame-proof boxers. It's going to get hot in here. On topic, you can't argue that there's a spike in demand right now. It's good to see something get the wheels turning faster for a little while. Doesn't matter if people are buying their first system or if they're updating theirs from an older model. People seem to want it and hopefully that translates into a rise in software sales. I really want to see developers get a bump in revenue out of it.
you late it already started
I like the ps3 much more than my 360, but it's a great result of sales that come from the new 360 redesign. The redesign was a must have for a lot of 360 owners and people now have more reasons to buy the 360 with the bigger HD and the integrated Wifi. more features for the same price!
Come on people. Shortages. Anybody with 10 seconds of marketing knowledge knows to create demand by giving the public a perception consoles, phones, or anything else that has even some demand will generate plenty demand. You can make anything sell out if you deliberately under-supply all the retailers, so you then create apparent demand for it. Very easy tactic used by lots of others wanting to hype their devices (including Apple of course, as you'd expect). So, someone prove me wrong. So what if the device sold out? It says actually NOTHING.
Not surprising, there has been so much advertising for it here in the UK, enough to make me actually want one.
Went to Gamestop the other day to pick up the Dragon Age expansion and inquired about how well the new 360's were doing. The guy's response? "We can't even keep them on the shelves, sell out the day we get them." Don't know if it's where I'm at in the US or what, but apparently people see it as a big enough upgrade to ditch their old white box for this new model. While I definitely understand the appeal, you won't catch me busting $300 until mine dies or that Nigerian prince finally comes through...
Imagine when Arcade Slim is out for 149$ and Kinect, Fable 3, Halo Reach release
We allready call it the U.K. of A.
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