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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

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Comments (135 posts)

tumbletunnel
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:07:28 AM
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It is INDEED a MASTERPIECE : God of War 3. Played it yesterday for a couple of hours and my mouth felt open everytime. WAAAUUUWWWW!!!!!

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Odd Child
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:49:57 AM

Arnold said it is epic squared :)

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:55:03 PM

make that epic cubed :)

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dkmrules
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 7:10:12 PM

epic ^4

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 7:46:15 PM

!!!BOOM!!!

I just beat part two last night from the GoW collection. I had to show my restraint with my new shiny Gow3 copy sitting on the shelf...

Gow2=Wow...

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godsman
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:07:46 AM
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If fans go to a store and can't find a PS3 to play God Of War, they probably will just wait for the PS3 to restock. It probably isn't so for Final Fantasy, people probably just get an Xbox instead. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING SONY. RESTOCK!!

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:11:19 AM

Say what now? People looking for a PS3 to play FFXIII on will opt for a 360 if there are no PS3s immediately available? Sorry, that seems like a heck of an expensive mistake just for one game.

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godsman
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:40:23 AM

We know it's PS3 version is better and the hardware is more reliable. That doesn't mean the casual consumers know it.

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convergecrew
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:05:48 PM

Im with you Godsman. You need to take advantage of any momentum you get in the market. A lost sale now doesnt mean that you'll get it back next month. The fact that Sony is selling out probably means they didnt manufacture enough units to meet demand. They should have seen this coming and adjusted the production schedule (if indeed this is the reason behind the shortage.)

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:09:55 AM
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My local target had a total of zero PS3s, zero PSP-3000s and 2 PSP Gos on the shelf.

Whatever else people want to say, Sony hardware is not sitting on shelves - unlike another console...

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mike rlz
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:53:44 PM

true, but remember last month the 360 outsold the ps3. maybe im wrong, but it was definitely recently. so maybe microsoft is just better at keeping their units stocked?

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:54:31 PM

Microsoft stuffed the channel and has not seen sales at the volume they expected.

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johnld
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:53:44 PM

why do i have the feeling that this "shortage" is just a plan to liquidate current stock in time for new skus to come out. god of war 3 and/or final fantasy 13 bundle with a 500gb hard drive plus the return of backwards compatibility that those guys wanted so much but not enough to buy a 60gb? one can hope right.

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kraygen
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:29:04 AM

@ mike

remember that M$ probably counts shipped as sold, so their numbers for last month could be an outright false truth.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 11:01:20 AM

John, if that was Sony's plan, it was not a good one. Those two games are already out, and any hope to capitalize on the hype of those games to push 500G systems would be lost.

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:18:38 AM
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I hope they prepare a little better for GT5 later this year.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:32:31 PM

Like perhaps stockpile an extra million units?

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:42:15 PM

yes, at least 1 or 2 extra. I think GoW 3 preorders were at around 400k so for GT5 the number will probably be closer to the 1 million mark, if not more. Not to say all GT5 preorders will be from people without a system but i'm sure there's a large number of gamers that have been waiting on such title to make their ps3 purchase.

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godsman
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:10:23 PM

I assume the 400k preorder is from US only. GT5 will have majority of the sales from Europe. It all depends on how Sony markets this.

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johnld
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:55:40 PM

with GT5, i think the only thing needs to do is tell us the release date to sell like crazy. of course halo like advertizing would bury microsoft or at least catch up.

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Naztycuts
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:19:23 AM
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Demand has never been so high, of course retailers are selling the hell out of them, maybe Sony should tell the retailers to order a surplus when GT5 gets here, no doubt they'll face the same scenario.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:22:13 AM
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I've been playing GOW3 on my newly hooked up surround sound system. If any others plan on playing it with that feature, beware. Make sure you pack some extra diapers.....you WILL soil yourself like a toddler on a steady diet of fiber.

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vicious54
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:40:16 AM

I live in an apartment and I bet my neighbors hated me last night, the bass is so loud.

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:46:46 AM

there should be a law against this level of awesomeness in a game; so epic...

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main_event05
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:45:14 PM

Of all my favorite voice actors i figure TC Carson's has the most authority. He and David Hayter should always be first choice for any voice acting.

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bearbobby
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:39:28 PM

lol, thanks for that image man.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:27:48 AM
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I'll get to GoW3 soon. Still playing thru GoW collection: GoW1. Man, am I behind :(

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SvenMD
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:28:10 PM

I'm with you spiderboi - I'm still on GoWII.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:36:41 PM

Same here. Having a go with GoW II before I start III.

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:08:10 PM

Slackers! Hurry up!

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johnld
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:57:29 PM

you're behind, i havent even started it. i still got to play heavy rain before i start the entire series.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 4:05:35 PM

@main_event05
Yup, and I'd also add Lance Hendrickson's(one of my favorite's)voice into that mix too.......

Besides being an actor(was in Terminator, Alians, & Predator movies, plus more), Henriksen has become an active voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to a number of animated features & video games.

In Disney's Tarzan and its sequel, Henriksen is Kerchak, the ape who serves as Tarzan's surrogate father.

He provided the voice for alien supervillain, Brainiac in Superman:Brainiac Attacks.

He voiced the character Mulciber in Godkiller for HALO 8 Entertainment in 09.

In 2005, Henriksen was the voice of Andrei Rublev in Cartoon Network's IGPX. Currently, the actor is lending his voice to the animated television series Transformers:Animated as the character, Lockdown.

Henriksen was the voice of the character "Molov" in the video game Red Faction II, and has also contributed much to these video games too, GUN, Run Like Hell(RLH), the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (a now-canceled title), and the role-playing game, Mass Effect, as Admiral Hackett of the Human Systems Alliance.

Henriksen was also the voice behind PlayStation 3's internet promotional videos.

And Henriksen also voiced lieutenant General Shepherd in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, plus being Karl Bishop Yutani in Aliens vs. Predator(also, that character's appearence even resembles Henriksen's own).

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FoReVeR_0515
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 10:05:30 PM

Same here, bought the GoW Collection because I hadn't previously played them. Just finished GoWI and getting ready to start GoWII. Need to hurry so I can get to the awesomeness that I know GoWIII will be.

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THE NTMIDTR
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 9:03:59 PM

Same for me too! I wanted to be in "game shape" for GoW3, so instead of playing 1 & 2 PS2 versions, I waited for the Collection. Finished 1 last week, near the end of 2 now...

Coincidentally, I realized that I never finished GoW2 when I got it on PS2 originally. I had started it, but between other new releases then, or I don't know what.... I never finished it! Maybe it was getting the PSP, or getting the PS3 that kept me from finishing it closer to when it released?

Either way, I'm playing it now, it's fun, it's tough in some places, and after playing through Dante's Inferno prior to starting GoW1/2 I am sure GoW3 will blow me away!

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telly
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:29:58 AM
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Personal anecdote: I called the local Best Buy yesterday to make sure they had God of War 3 in stock before I headed over and I was greeted by a message warning me the store did NOT have PS3s (or Wiis) in stock. Considering it's March -- no major gift-giving holidays now or around the corner -- and they can't keep these things on the shelves? That's pretty astounding. The demand surge for PS3 can't even be reflected in sales numbers because they can't make enough for store shelves.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:12:27 PM

Indeed...

Sony's message to it's suppliers - we need more units!

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Rings0fUranus
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:17:19 PM

i imagine theyre making them as fast as they can...reliably...

we all know what happens when you rush consoles out the door *cough xbox360*

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:29:20 PM

Indeed! No point in Sony making a virtue of reliability and then blowing it just when they become popular!

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johnld
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:59:21 PM

arent the new ps3s being manufactured by a different company this time? maybe they're making sure everything is up to standards before they release them.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:31:30 AM
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Everyone of my friends are going insane with this game haha! :D

It's THAT good!

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Natalisrubbish
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:43:08 AM
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Nice! This is good to hear, my prediction is by October/November PS3 will have surpassed 360 in sales. 360 fanboy predictions are as follows:
"Eh, I never really cared about the console war, I just acted like I cared about 360 to piss you off." "What? No. I never had a problem with PS3!"

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SvenMD
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:30:10 PM

That's a really bold statement...and kinda hard to do...surpass them by 5 million units in 7 months?

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Natalisrubbish
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:34:49 PM

I think you are severely underestimating the exclusive power of GT5 and the sales pain train of GOWIII coupled with the sony fan base buying up more copies of FF13 for the next several months.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:01:18 PM

ps3 will catch up by the end of the year. we have too many exclusive to miss out on

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vicious54
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:43:32 AM
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The sceneries are amazing in this game. I have a friend that is complaining about the fixed camera because he just wants to look at everything. Parts of the game look like you are playing CG, it's that good.

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OPHIDIAN
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:45:48 AM
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Isn't GOW just button bashing?

Kill any (normal) enemy by pressing a single button a hundred times in succession.

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vicious54
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:52:51 AM

You can basically say that about any game. If you don't like it don't play it.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:02:13 PM

Nothing worse then a post that screams lack of research..

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Rings0fUranus
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:11:47 PM

blasphemy!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:20:32 PM

Short answer?

No.

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Dridion
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:22:48 PM

It really isn't. Play the game on Titan mode and you'll see where button mashing gets you...yea nowhere. I just finished the game on Titan mode and boy what a rush. Just knowing I did that gives me chills. I didn't think I would be able to but man this game is just beyond epic. I loved every minute and for some reason the game was longer than expected. It took me 16 hours even. Did anyone else get those numbers or was it just me? It doesn't matter cause each sec was just crazy sick. The first one was my fave in the series but now I think there's a contender lol (more like a winner);) I'm not kidding when I say that I'm going to play this for years to come. It's my favorite game EVER...okay enough of the rant...sorry!

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SvenMD
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:31:15 PM

If you want to die ALOT, then that's exactly how you play it.

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telly
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:12:26 PM

Not at all. Grace, strategy and at times tricky button/movement combinations are necessary to succeed. Like all games, if you play it on easy you can get away with all sorts of errors. But normal or higher and it takes quite a lot of skill to complete.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:33:00 PM

Long answer?

Nooooooo.

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Natalisrubbish
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:48:38 PM

@Ophidian
You sound like a butt hurt MS fan.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:05:02 PM

wow. kids say the darndest things. smfh

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 4:05:41 PM

hmm let me see thats akin to something like :

"isnt a tv just a tv? you can watch it just like the hd 1080 one you do i dont get why you paid more for yours instead of just buying a tube tv it does the same thing!"

i proceed to facepalm myself and cry because i just lost a few neurons...

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sonic1899
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:53:26 AM
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After the God of War appeared, countless of innocent PS3 have suddenly vanished. Now wondering souls that head off to Gamespot will wade in disappointment. The ApocalyPS3 is at hand!! How long will this terrible drought torment us? :O

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:56:56 AM
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What the HELL SONY?! Any fool could have predicted higher demand around a game this big.
Get your ass into gear

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G8GTdriver
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:59:33 AM
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This is a double edged sword for Sony. Hopefully everyone that cannot get a PS3 right now holds out until it is available.

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johnld
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 4:07:55 PM

if you're talking about this game, you dont really have much choice but to wait. Its not like you can play god of war 3 on the 360, even if some microsoft fanboys say its gonna be on it too. damn gamestop employees....well most of them anyway.

Me: i came to pick up my god of war 3 preorder.
Idiot: which system did you preorder it on?
Me: Umm.....Playstation 3
Idiot: really? shouldve got it on 360, heard it was the better version.
Me: ......I want to cancel my preorder instead
Idiot: really? why?
Me: Because i can get it at best buy without dealing with a moron like you.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:01:19 PM
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Glad to see this happening.

This game needs a Pixar Animation stamp on it.

It looks (and plays) that good!!

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Rings0fUranus
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:10:04 PM
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i got this game yesterday on my lunch break, suffered through the excruciating wait that was the rest of the work day, got home, put it in at 7pm, played straight through until 2:30am. the ONLY reason i stopped was because my wireless surround sound headphones died, and had to recharge.
GOTY in march? i think we have a candidate! it's got my vote.
...just the feeling of eviscerating GODS in the most brutal way possible...its hard to feel more badass whilst playing a game.
its not hyperbole when i say this is the best game of the generation. (sorry uncharted 2, you get a VERY CLOSE second)

as to any doubters, play the game, and tell me how you feel after the cronos fight. that is all.

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tridon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:17:53 PM

I had that excruciating wait in-between the end of my lunch break and the end of work day, too. I feel your pain.

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chedison
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:11:52 PM

doubters arent going to buy the game now, or atleast im not :(.

Playing the GoW Collection right now... I dont see it.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:08:59 PM

Wanna talk pain? I still haven't gotten my copy delivered. According to the USPS it's supposed to get here today. THE WAIT IS KILLING ME.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:10:09 PM
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Gotta say, i don't regret getting this game.

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:11:09 PM
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HOLD DEVIL'S POT OF TEA.
HOLD DEVIL'S POT OF TEA.
HOLD DEVIL'S POT OF TEA.
HOLD DEVIL'S POT OF TEA, MULAN.

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:12:22 PM

D=<

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sonic1899
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:14:46 PM

Santa's willis...
WILLIS!
WILLIS!
HOLD DEVIL'S POT OF TEA, MULAN!

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Rings0fUranus
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:14:59 PM

wtf? lol

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tridon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:17:02 PM

Yeah... WTF was going to be my question, too. lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:21:07 PM

WTF and pretty spammy.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:03:52 PM

I get it because I saw the video. Search for it (HOLD DEVIL'S POT OF TEA) on YouTube. Only semi funny.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:09:40 PM

lol lol that is pretty funny. i just saw it on youtube too

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tridon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:16:29 PM
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Do you think Sony is regretting putting out a kick-@$$ exclusive every two months? LOL! The reason the "other system" is sitting on shelves collecting dust is because there's NO GOOD GAMES! 90% of their exclusives is some dude hunting aliens.

What's next for us? ModNation Racers in May and then SOCOM 4, Gran Turismo 5, another unannounced exclusive and possibly The Last Guardian all by year's end while the competition has what? Another Halo?

Yeah... I'd say it's an easy call for what the number one system this generation is going to be. Now lets just hope they get on those stock shortages!

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Karosso
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:32:49 PM
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well, I think they shot themselves on the foot :(
Xbox360 outsold the PS3 last month and if it does again this month with such great exclusives its going to be a slap in the face for Sony...
I mean with Heavy Rain (going for my fourth run and loving it) and God of War 3 coming out they should have planed better. Shame on you Sony!
This could have been the year Sony put a final nail on the Xbox coffin, now its likely to finish still in second place to it...

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:58:19 PM

NPD figures *only* cover the US market.

The fact that he 360 can still outsell the PS3 in the US is sad, but not entirely unexpected. Whether you consider the supply problems of the PS3, or the fact that more than 50% of 360 sales are Arcade systems which isn't entirely comparable to the PS3, or the fact that the PS3 is outselling the 360 Globally (and has been for months). The fact remains that in the US MS still has a lot of loyalty from customers, many of who are on their second, third or even fourth unit and still remain loyal.

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Karosso
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:57:20 PM

@Highlander, with all duo respect :)
Don't change the fact that they got outsold when demand for their product is so much higher than the competition. That is poor planing, no other way around it.
They have been having supply issues since the Holiday season and I believe going into 2010 with two such huge titles coming up in the beginning of the year and not being ready for it was pure incompetence on their part.
I don't care that the X360 is a crappy console, that the arcade version is 100 dollars cheaper, that people are still buying replacement consoles, and so on and so forth... What I care about is that even with all those reasons why MS can sell more, Sony could have smoked them these past two months and didn't.
How can you release two system sellers within 30 days of each other and not have any systems to sell??
Shame on you my beloved Sony!

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 7:05:41 PM

I'm not changing anything, only offering some context.

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SaintX
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 8:54:53 PM

I agree with you Karosso, this supply shortage is definitely a big problem for Sony. With both major exclusives coming out so close to each other, they should have foreseen this supply shortages since December. They should've ramped up production way back in December to anticipate this. I believe there may be some production problems of the PS3. One of the fellow psx reader said that there could be a problem in acquiring some of the components in the PS3, therefore production comes to a halt.
I mean do you guys happen to realize why Sony doesnt even bundle the PS3 with these two major exclusive. Based on past history, almost every major franchise game has a bundle with the PS3, for example, Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, NFS:shift, hell even tekken has a bundle. So why the hell Sony doesnt even bundle Heavy rain or God of War III with a Ps3?

So there must be a big problem going on inside Sony on why they couldnt produce enough PS3. Most likely it could be a production problem. I mean Sony has so many brains in the organisation, I am sure Sony Executives know that Heavy Rain and especially GOW III are gonna be huge system sellers. The reason them not supplying enough PS3 has got to be a problem in production.

Jack Tretton acknowledged that there was indeed a shortage of PS3s and he said Sony is working on that problem, but Jack's statement is probably like 1 month ago, so if the PS3 has no production problems, then we should have seen more stocks of PS3s but the problem is that retail shops have been out of stock since Jack made that statement means theres no stock coming in at all.

Sony needs to fix this problem ASAP. It used to be a good problem that supply is running low because of high demand, but its really is A BIG problem if supply continues to extinguish while demand is still high, the shareholders are not gonna be happy about it, and Sony will miss their targeted 13million ps3 in this fiscal year, not to mention the fiscal year ends 31st march. Boy, thats a problem for Sony. Who would have thought that the reason they couldnt reach the 13million mark was actually their fault?

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:58:01 PM

ahh we cant count xbox sales at face value remember that, id say a good 60 percent of the people that bought an xbox last month , were previous xbox owners rebuying consoles, maybe a tad high, but im willing that 50/50 is plausible, and that says more about the braindead consumers that keep rebuying outdated consoles on the phalacy that its "cheaper"

lets break it down...

ps3 - 299+tax
you get:
blue ray player
120gb storage
bluetooth 2.0
wifi
remote play with psp over the internet (yeaj thats right xobots , can your zune do that? )
fully wireless control with included battery
100% free online play with psn, netflix, and electronic titles for both ps3, old ps1 ports, AND psp titles all thru your console


xbox 199+batery pack for wireless controller ($50?) + tax+ xboxlve memebership afterwards

you get

same as above minus -
bluetooth, wifi, hard drive, free online play,blue ray player and you STILL spent about the same amount of money to have wireless recharchable controllers ..


it should be a no brainer, but some people (twitchgamer im looking at you) cant do math apparently..

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Brklynty1
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:37:34 PM
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The thing people don't see is that, when releasing a console, you have to make predictions of its sales and go but production based on it. Who in their right mind would think PS3 sales would skyrocket to freakin 1000%?! I'm sure as hell Sony didn't. From september to now those things have been flying. And Naughty Dog didn't help either by putting out such a masterpiece that can be argubly be called one of the best games ever. "Damn you Naughty Dog, you and your stunning visuals, your mind blowing gameplay, your perfect audio and mechanics. Damn you all!"- Aaron Greenburg. XD jk.


But yea then came Heavy Rain. Such a piece that confuses the mind to think wether your playing a game or watching a movie. Pushed even more units off the rack.


Then there came Santa Monica. Those evil bastards that forced many of us to go down to our local Gamestop and pull out $60 for that, that, that God of a Game!(Pun... INTENDED!). The stunning art that made me drop my dualshock countless times because I was distacted by the in game gfx.



But it doesn't stop there. Yea I'm watching you Polyphony. You're after us too. Your not getting my wallet like the rest of these bastards did!




Of course they will, but back to the point, also take note that Sony may have altered production so the
Slim and Lite PS3(Patent it!) Can be produced. Hopefully things get back on track. So many gamers suffering and resorting to the Traffic Light console.

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DeathOfChaos
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:47:57 AM

PS3 Slim and PS3 Lite are the same thing...

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:45:58 PM
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Even sonystyle show the systems as backordered and not shipping until April 1. I saw a couple the other day but the stores that used to have an online "Check Local Availability" feature have since taken that feature off and started selling gamer "bundles". Anything to make a dollar on the shortages, eh?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 5:58:11 PM

I was referring to the retailers wanting more money, not SCE. Go thumbs down the kid who listens to Dave Matthews Band.

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inkme101
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:48:44 PM
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I finished god of war 3 last night. i am so disappointed (not in the game, just that its over) i could have played it for 100 hours straight if they would have let me. Did anyone else hear the 1 small reference to kratos' brother? i really wish there were more titan battles. i just cant get enough!! SO EPIC!!!!!!!!

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:36:02 PM

Disappointment in finishing a game: The Best Kind of Disappointment.

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Highlander
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 9:16:58 PM

You know what they say - always leave them wanting more!

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inkme101
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:46:30 PM

and thats exactly what it did. i want moooooooooooooooorrrrrreeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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totozero18
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 7:09:15 AM

I felt that when I finished FFVII, or X

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:48:44 PM

same, it took me a LOOOOONG time to actually finish ff7, because i would get to the end , and i would just start over without gettting into the final fight because i didnt want it to end....cant do that anymore though lol dont have that mucfh time :(

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hehateme
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 12:49:06 PM
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it took me 2hours to call and look at all the instore pick ups by typing in zip codes from around my city and target had ONE 250GB model that i told them to hold for me cause i had to drive 55+miles to get it!!! my tip for someone whos looking for one.... try all the stores online for the instore pickup option and it will prompt a zip code enter zip codes around ur city and plan a road trip... gow 3 is worth it.... target....sears....bestbuy....walmart.... kmart....toys r us... bestbuy had quite a few in the oakland/pleasanton area in california (1month ago) hope this helps!!!

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Brklynty1
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:04:11 PM
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The Target near my house had 3 120GBs in the case(Florissant, MO for those in that area) doubt they had any in the back. Had 4 PSPs, 2 3k's, 2 Go's, don't want to say how much traffic lights were in stock... I must say this is a real negative/positive event, hopefully it gets fixed.

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sunspider13
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:15:17 PM

Missouri in the house (St.Louis).

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556pineapple
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:06:45 PM
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When I picked up GOW III yesterday, I was surprised to see plenty of copies of it left, and not so surprised to see every PS3 gone.

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Strifewind
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:31:07 PM
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Monday was actually my first day of work at GameStop... we had no new or used PS3s available.

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SILVERAMMO
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:40:30 PM
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its a problem for me since my ps3 died in december and am looking for a ps3 slim nowwwwww

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 1:56:18 PM
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I finally picked up GoWIII last night and just beat the Hades fight like a few hours ago...EPIC BOSS BATTLE! It was almost like big Kratos fighting small Kratos! Totally looking forward to the rest of the game!

As for PS3's, I work at Sam's Club electronics department and we had like 10 PS3s to start off Febuary and going into March, we had 0. Not that big of a deal anywhere else, but for a store that only sells systems during the holidays, that's not bad!

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:08:00 PM
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who the hell is thumbing everybody down? wtf. don't get bitter cause GOW 3 is exclusive

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:46:13 PM

lurking compulsive thumbdowner xbot fanboy, they are the comedic relief of PSXE , just pat them on the head and give them a treat they will leave you alone ;)

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Robochic
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:17:02 PM
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haven't started it yet , the husband had taken over the PS3 playing it!!

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sunspider13
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:17:47 PM

Are you the woman in the Kevin Butler ad? j/k

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totozero18
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 7:18:39 AM

lol'd at 'the husband'

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ColTater
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:23:25 PM
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My thought is that they are sending most of the consoles across the pond because the euro is worth more than our once almighty dollar. Its business and I understand that what ever makes the most money is logical, but dang I would think it would sell more units in the U.S., but this is merely speculation, since I will be the first to admit I don't know much about how many consoles have sold over there as opposed to the States.

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ColTater
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:27:35 PM
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Side note.

I am a little jealous of all those who aleady have the game. I am on the 4 games out plan with Gamefly and it shipped on the 16th but it always takes 2 days to get to me, so it should be in the mail when I get home. I am a DIE hard GOW fan, but at my age of 30, I can't see spending $60 or more for ANY game ever again. Besides if I want to keep it from GF it is only 44.99 plus tax and no shipping so I don't mind waiting 1 extra day to save $20 on a brand new game.

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BlackBriar
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 2:49:08 PM
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Damn I'll have to wait a couple of days to pick it up.

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tridon
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:04:45 PM
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For everyone looking for a Slim PS3... the Canadian Amazon Web site has both the 120GB and 250GB units in stock. I'm sure they'll ship to the US, too, since I'm able to buy stuff from the US Amazon store and I live in Canada. Just a heads up!

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bearbobby
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:46:55 PM
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PS3

It only does Invisibility...

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ColTater
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 3:59:44 PM
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I need to wait for Best Buy to get them so I can use a damn gift card I got who knows how long ago. Any little thing to cut my cost helps me.

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 4:12:56 PM
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really? The Bestbuy and futureshop in Canada here seem do not having this out of stock problem. but anyway, it is a good sign for sony, glad to know.

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Gone
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 4:59:13 PM
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If you live near a Fry's Electronics, they usually have them in stock. Amazon and Newegg are out of stock. If you are in desperate need of a PS3, you can always find one on craigslist (watch out for scammers).

I don't remember the PS2 having this problem mid-cycle. I guess Sony underestimated their own console (probably wouldn't have been so quick to drop the price to $299 if they could have seen the future). I think a lot of people would have been willing to pay $399 to play GoWIII, GT5 and now Heavy Rain.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 5:09:18 PM
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Still playing my first no upgrade hard run. What I love about God of War game is you can always find a way to beat your enemies with just your basic weapons.

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ColTater
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 5:46:39 PM
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Kai,

You saying you play it on hard for your 1st playthrough and don't use any of your red orbs to upgrade any weapons or magic?

Is that a trophy or something? Just wondering why you would do that if it isn't.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 8:09:03 PM

I always play games on normal before I move on to tougher settings.

I don't really know if there's a trophy for that to be honest, but I've done it with I, II and CoO after I completed the game, and this time I decided to start early and go straight into hard setting with no weapon & magic upgrades to challenge myself. I want to be difficult, I don't want to feel too easy like many people are suggesting but with hard setting and no upgrades, it has become pretty tough lol

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:43:40 PM

there is nothing i despise more than paying 60 bucks , playing an awsome game and just when im enjoying it to its fullest i realize im an hour away from beating it and i got it a week ago....

with good games? i wnat to savor every bit of pixelated candy that they can produce, i want it to last for me, so i usually go hard right of the bat just to make em last longer, depends on the game though....sigma 1 and 2 on hard...hmmmm HELLL NO , its hard enough as it is lol

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Imagi
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 7:56:32 PM
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I think that there would be a PS3 shortage even without GOW.

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Kphoenix
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 8:03:40 PM
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I went to the sony site and found the retailers they work with and the sony retailer site says there will be more available April 1, kind of funny as it's april fools heh

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 9:28:22 PM

That is years for $299 to just sit in wait in gamers' wallets.

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inkme101
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 11:47:43 PM
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ps3's were very hard to get for about 2 months b4 gow3's release!

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Snaaaake
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 2:29:44 AM
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It's a good thing my dealer always have PS3 stocked in.

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___________
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 2:34:45 AM
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got the ultimate edition today its amazing what people will pay for things on ebay.
one of my classmates from tafe sold his today on ebay for 500 bucks!

extremely disappointed, the DLC code for the making of doc does not work.
sigh, can sony release one game and everything work?
once?
just once thats all im asking!
i dont think thats too much to ask.

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kraygen
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:58:42 AM
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I have a sneaking suspicion that this ps3 console shortage may be a marketing ploy. If the shortage gets bad enough, for long enough major news groups will begin to pick up on it.

I hope this is what they are doing because it would be brilliant. If the ps3 shortage starts being broadcast on general news sites and not just gaming sites it could very well cause even more interest in the ps3, especially among casual gamers or people looking for a media device.

The shortage could cause non-hardcore gamers to realize the potential that the ps3 has for things other than gaming. Causing a swell in desire from no gamers.

Sony could simply be causing this shortage, simply to give them time to build up surplus, so that when suddenly everyone has a ps3 in stock, people will make a mad rush to there local electronics store of choice to purchase a ps3 and no one will be left wanting.

I hope this is so, because after trailing only slightly behind the 360 in the us for a few months, it would be awesome to see it have a month where it sales double the amount the 360 does.

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Gordo
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 4:07:24 AM
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Traded some multipats in today and picked up God of War III and Metal Gear Solid 4.

Played a couple of hours of GOWIII and it's good but it hasn't gripped me yet. All this hype has left me a little flat with the final product. I'm not sure what I was expecting!
The graphics are amazing though.

After Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain, I am going to try and concentrate on the PS3 exclusives for a while.

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totozero18
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 7:32:39 AM

Try MGS4, I command you to do so

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:40:02 PM

agreed,all im gonna say is....nah i cant spoil it for you...lets just say that the nostalgia you will enjoy after you run into mgs'1 metal gear rex is NOTHING compared to what you do next ;)

also, raiden = badaaaaaaaaaaassssssssss!!

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 4:59:37 PM

I GUESS the awesomeness of Kratos can possibly not be everyone's cup o' tea ( I really can't believe I said that). So on the other hand MGS4 is a great back up. I was watchin my cuz play again (for the 100th time it seems) and it is astonishing how it still beats the pants off newer games.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 6:34:21 AM
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I just got a mail from the store I pre-ordered my GoW III copy, of which I should've gotten the special edition for free, since I pre-ordered. I cite: Unfortunately the news has reached us that our supplier lost the shipment of special editions, there for you will recieve the regular edition, we are very sorry and you will recieve a voucher with the downloadable content next week. You will still recieve your copy of the game at the set date.

Sigh... there goes my special edition... well at least I'll still have the game, and that's the most important thing.

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X_Racer1
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 7:47:39 AM
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For the one person who suggested that Americans buy their PlayStation 3 off Amazon.ca, apparently you never read the International Shipping Help section, Amazon.ca can only ship books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS videos anywhere outside Canada, electronics can't be shipped to any address outside Canada.

That being said, I can't wait for my copy to hit my mailbox, then it will sit around till I finish the first two games, I've been too busy playing Red Faction: Guerrilla and BioShock 2 to get to them.

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:36:10 PM

wow i thought i was the only one doing it, im restraining myself , until i fnish that second one never could quite kill those bishsnits on hard.....not gonna lie though, i HAD to put it in and play the first few minutes..., and all im going to say is HOLY SHIT EPIC SQUARED INDEEED

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DeathOfChaos
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:17:54 AM
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Well, how about my predicament? My PS3 gave me the yellow light Tuesday of last week. It a March 2007 Manufactured 60GB PS3, which makes it worse. Now the PS3 systems are hard to come by. I usually don't get money to buy things like game consoles, but now I have the money, my PS3 dies, and I can't buy one. It sucks so much, I had just got Heavy Rain. >_<

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 5:04:45 PM

Dude, try the fix unless your under warranty! I actually had to try it on my bro's ps3 and AMAZINGLY it worked!!! I'm no rocket-scientist or computer savvy in anyway and we did it! I've posted the link before but here it is again...TRUST me it works and his ps3 is still going on strong...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo

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Irievibes
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 3:34:01 PM
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wow, sony is the black beast!!! in this year alone they have sold more ps3's than the first 2 years of xboxes i think, and add to that the fact that A LOT of xboxers have bought more than one console on their time playing it...

goes to show that numbers dont mean squat if they are not profit, 35 mill ps3s vs 40 mill xboxs , a quarter of at least are people rebuying new consoles

PS: im playng the ghetto gow 2 on the ps2 with composite cables , it does look pretty decent , grainy of course on a 32 inch tv but very much playable, ill probably upgrade them at some point to the ps3 versions but right now...meh, whats the point lol


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zoolert
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 8:59:06 PM
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Don't sweat.... Or, at least drive yourself nuts finding a Wii or PS3. Use the power of the internet and use a tracker to find a PS3 or Wii in stock.

Zoolert is one and it works. And it's free - and it only finds it at retail, at "real" stores.

zoolert.com

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JonesCapoStatus
Sunday, March 21, 2010 @ 3:09:32 PM
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I used to have a PS3 until about a month ago when my house was broken into and my 60GB PS3 among other things was taken. Now that I am ready to get the system again I can't find it. I live in Chicago and most stores are sold out. What the heck Sony.

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