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rek075
11-13-06, 03:00 PM
I've read various articles saying that the PS3 has sold out, but others have claimed that only ~88K (out of 100K) units have sold. Does anyone know what has actually happened? If the latter is true, I'm definitely a little surprised that after 2 days it hasn't sold out.

OWA
11-13-06, 03:02 PM
Wait, I didn't think it was released yet? Should I be out looking for one now?

Ninjaman09
11-13-06, 03:03 PM
I thought it was being released on the 17th? Or are you referring to the Japanese launch?

OWA
11-13-06, 03:05 PM
Yeah, I just checked and it's the 17th in the US.

Namrok
11-13-06, 03:06 PM
Wow, they really sold out? All 12 of them? :p

I'm sure it's sold out. I cannot imagine a world where the PS3 doesn't sell out.

ENU291
11-13-06, 03:12 PM
88k out of 100k?!??! I thought Japan only got 80K. The PS3 is definitely sold out in Japan and about half the PS3's sold are already on Ebay.

Marvel_us
11-13-06, 03:55 PM
Yea he is talking about Japan....I hope.

Japan only got an estimate of 80k units. So it's pretty much sold out of retail stores but you can get one on ebay if your pockets can handle it.

msxyz
11-13-06, 03:57 PM
Yeah and since a lot of machines seem to have ended up being resold by scalpers, this contributed to the very poor software attach ratio (some sources say 0.97 which is incredibly low if confirmed)

toxikneedle
11-13-06, 04:36 PM
Sony announced last week that Japan was only getting 80k units instead of the 100k they promised. Whether it's sold out or not is anyone's guess, from what I've seen, the 60GB PS3 is only selling for about $700 on Japan's Yahoo auction sites, so it's not that bad.

Badboy_12345
11-13-06, 04:53 PM
yeah its not hard to sell out 80000 ps3s in japan :p

It would be very very very very strange if it didn't haha :D

rek075
11-13-06, 05:07 PM
Well most sites report that 100K were available. Not sure how they could sell 88K when only 80K were available.

http://www.betanews.com/article/Sony_Sells_88400_PS3s_in_Japan/1163434420

http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-11-13T103119Z_01_T35882_RTRIDST_0_TECH-SONY.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna

toxikneedle
11-13-06, 05:13 PM
Sony announced themself that they were cutitng the ammount by 20 percent, and "roughly 80,000 units" would be available. Its not like it was going to be 100,000 units exact anyways, thats just an estimate.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6161455.html

Morrow
11-13-06, 06:42 PM
How many xbox 360s were available on launch day? Just to compare both releases...

msxyz
11-15-06, 02:07 PM
How many xbox 360s were available on launch day? Just to compare both releases...
I think 150K. They sold less than a half of them on launch day.

kev13dd
11-15-06, 02:12 PM
X360 launched with more units in Japan, sold less than PS3

X360 launched with more units in US launch, will probably sell more than PS3 simply because of the larger volume

In reality though, it sounds like Wii will have a better launch availability than PS3 and X360 combined. Both X360 and PS3 wanted to get to the market as SOON AS POSSIBLE (X360 wasn't launching against anything, but did try and make it to the market before the holiday). Wii on the other hand looks like it took a little bit more time and didn't worry about the "launch before PS3" mentality

K

evilchris
11-15-06, 02:38 PM
I think 150K. They sold less than a half of them on launch day.
Where the hell were the other half? I didn't see a single one in a store for about 3 months after launch.

msxyz
11-15-06, 02:56 PM
I though we were talking about japan launch numbers, otherwise, my mistake :o