PlayStation 3 Demand Remains High
After an important price drop and some top exclusives, the PlayStation 3 has remained a hot item ever since last fall.
The only problem is, due to the continued high demand, it has become difficult for consumers to land a PS3. Both online and brick-and-mortar stores are reporting low inventory and even sold-out statuses for Sony's console; the standard 120GB model was sold out at Best Buy's online games division this past week, for instance. You can't even get it quickly from Amazon, as the online retailer gives a 2-4 week shipping period if you order the PS3 now, and they're even limiting the purchase number to one per household. And according to Punch Jump, we'll get a few big discounted titles this week - two of which are exclusive to the PS3 - that will increase demand a bit more. God of War III will go down to $49.99, Assassin's Creed II will fall to $29.99, and you can nab the LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year Edition for only $27.99. The bottom line is that if you don't already own a PS3, or yours unfortunately conked out, you may be hard-pressed to find a new unit immediately. GameStop might have some left, though.
Remember when you really couldn't give the PS3 away at $600 in early 2007? Well, at least the summer appears somewhat dry so Sony should be able to restock.
5/17/2010 9:04:39 PM Ben Dutka