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Old 06-07-05, 06:23 AM   #1
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"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!
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Old 06-07-05, 06:33 AM   #2
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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.
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It helps create the "must have" buzz too, the marketing people don't really mind shortages...
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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.
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Old 06-07-05, 07:11 AM   #5
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GameCube. Supplies were more than adequate at launch, at least around here.
what |MaguS| said pretty much applies to all, except nintendo
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Old 06-07-05, 07:25 AM   #6
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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.
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what |MaguS| said pretty much applies to all, except nintendo
The only thing Nintendo has a shortage on is common sense.
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Yes, let's let this thread degenerate into another Nintendo bash-fest.

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Old 06-07-05, 10:31 AM   #9
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It wasn't me this time... I didn't pick out any one specific console...
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All I said was that there were plenty of Cubes around here if people wanted to buy them.
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Old 06-07-05, 01:52 PM   #11
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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!!!!

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Blarg, wasn't talking to you guys.
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