Wal-Mart Sells Out Of PlayStation 3 Stock
The 60GB PS3 may only last for a few more months - or perhaps through the end of the year, depending on which source you believe - so perhaps that's causing the sales spike. Or, if you want to examine the positive side of things, you can attribute interest in Sony's machine to the new $499 price tag and a great E3 showing.
But while Sony continues to pump out the 60GB PS3s at a very fast pace, they still can't keep up with this newfound demand. The console is already sold out at Amazon.com, and while impressive, it's not as impressive as this- Wal-Mart, the biggest consumer retailer, is also sold out of PS3s. As you can see at their website, the item is currently "Out of Stock," with no mention of when they expect more.
One last note- you will also see a Wal-Mart PS3 promotion listed there: if you purchase the system, you will also get five free Blu-Ray movies (apparently not of your own choosing) for free. This is similar to Amazon's deal, although the latter also throws in a Sony Blu-Ray remote and a Blu-Ray copy of "Memento." Yes indeed, the PS3's popularity continues to grow...
7/18/2007 Ben Dutka