The Wii is much more popular than the PlayStation 3, people who thought the PS3 would be the hardest thing to find in retail stores this year are wrong:
Something is happening in the gaming world that I never expected – the Nintendo Wii is harder to find on store shelves than the Sony PlayStation 3. The news of PS3 was widespread, and Sony admitted that its machine would likely be harder to find than a Tickle Me Elmo doll at the height of its popularity.
Nintendo, on the other hand, boasted about its millions of consoles that it planned to deliver. Gamers who weren’t able to preorder a Wii figured that they would just have to wait until the second shipment before casually walking into a store to pick one up. Gamers who preordered a PS3 mostly cashed in on eBay, earning up to thousands of dollars from the huge demand and fear of the imminent shortage.
While PS3s are not even close to readily available, it seems that finding a PS3 for sale is an easier task than locating a Wii – something that is completely contrary to what most gamers were figuring before either console’s launch.