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Ruined
06-07-05, 06:23 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/06/06/news_6127039.html

"Speaking to British game-industry magazine MCV, British Xbox boss Neil Thompson said demand could outstrip supply when Xbox 360 launches later this year. "I think demand is going to be phenomenal so we see that as a really difficult thing," he told MCV. "Will we execute well so retail will have good volume? Yes. But I don’t think we’re going to meet demand as people are going to come into this platform in a big way."

When asked for comment by GameSpot, an official Microsoft spokesperson issued the following silver-tongued response: "We're aware that demand for Xbox 360 will be at a fever pitch, and we're working with our manufacturing partners to ensure that gamers in Europe, North America and Japan will have a great Xbox 360 Christmas this year." "

Get those preorders going if you want to have one at launch without being trampled! ;)

|MaguS|
06-07-05, 06:33 AM
There are always shortages on consoles... it can't be helped. I can't remember a single console that on release didn't have enough to meet demands.

sytaylor
06-07-05, 06:48 AM
It helps create the "must have" buzz too, the marketing people don't really mind shortages...

saturnotaku
06-07-05, 06:51 AM
I can't remember a single console that on release didn't have enough to meet demands.

GameCube. Supplies were more than adequate at launch, at least around here.

Bad_Boy
06-07-05, 07:11 AM
GameCube. Supplies were more than adequate at launch, at least around here.
what |MaguS| said pretty much applies to all, except nintendo :angel:

|MaguS|
06-07-05, 07:25 AM
GameCube. Supplies were more than adequate at launch, at least around here.

Not in my area, Gamecube sold out that weekend. We did not have enough on the initial shipment to last us the first week.

ENU291
06-07-05, 10:22 AM
what |MaguS| said pretty much applies to all, except nintendo :angel:
The only thing Nintendo has a shortage on is common sense. :D

Ninjaman09
06-07-05, 10:25 AM
Yes, let's let this thread degenerate into another Nintendo bash-fest.

N1nt3nd0 g4m3z R 4 k1dZ!11!!!!! LOOLOLOLOLZZ!! OMFG

|MaguS|
06-07-05, 10:31 AM
It wasn't me this time... I didn't pick out any one specific console...

saturnotaku
06-07-05, 01:42 PM
All I said was that there were plenty of Cubes around here if people wanted to buy them.

oldsk00l
06-07-05, 01:52 PM
good grief

"OMFG, THERE COULD BE A SHORTAGE!!!!"

Yes, demand could outstrip supply, and yes...supply could outweigh demand. In fact, the console could rock, or suck!!!!

OMFG

I HAD NO CLEU!!!!!!!

Ninjaman09
06-07-05, 02:14 PM
Blarg, wasn't talking to you guys. :)

ralinn
06-07-05, 03:10 PM
*Hugs his Atari Jag*

six_storm
06-07-05, 03:16 PM
I tell you what! If I don't get my XBOX 360 on release date, I'm going to have my mom go down to my local EB and . . . . and tell them what is up!

It's pretty hectic around here to get a fresh new console. I probably need to go and put my $50 down at EB this week. Gamestop quit taking reservations for the 360 but ya know, Gamestop is gay. :D