PS3 Disappears Off Shelves In Wake Of God Of War III
One figured that God of War III would have a big impact on PlayStation 3 sales and although we won't have the official numbers until next month, the lack of PS3 systems at major retailers is telling.
Sony has mentioned a hardware shortage due to intense demand for the system (especially after the likes of Heavy Rain) and the launch of SCEA Santa Monica's masterpiece isn't helping availability. Many retailers say they're sold out of the PS3; according to Punch Jump, the 120GB model held a "backordered status" at GameStop.com, and you couldn't even buy the 250GB version. Both models were out of stock at Amazon.com, and you couldn't find either PS3 at Best Buy, which also claims a "sold out" status. Right now, Sony's machine is very tough to come by, which is in stark contrast to late 2006 or early 2007, when you couldn't give one away. Of course, at that time, barely a few million PS3s were floating around the world; now, Sony has revealed that worldwide sales of the console are nearing 34 million, which is only a scant 5 million behind the competing Xbox 360.
Of course, most of you already have the PS3 so this news won't be a problem. However, what about all those other poor saps vainly searching around for a console when, by all rights, they should've already had one? Oh, we feel for them...
Related Game(s): God of War III
3/17/2010 10:50:44 AM Ben Dutka