“Our channel checks yesterday of 52 retail stores, from boutiques to big-box retailers, showed that 28 of the 52 stores had PS3 consoles in stock, while none had Wii consoles in stock,” American Technology Research analyst Paul-Jon McNealy said in the research note, Reuters news-agency has reported.
Nevertheless, he said that the stores – which included large and not very large – had units numbering in the low single digits, with only one major retailer having 60+ machines in stock.
Given that Sony’s PlayStation 3 costs $499 or even $599 depending on the version, there is no surprise that Nintendo Wii – which is also discussed and advertised widely – that costs $249 faces much higher demand, yet, amid much higher supply as well. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that the game console from the developer, which previous-generation gaming machine faced lukewarm welcome just several years ago, is so popular on the market that is heavily under attack by Microsoft and Sony.
Nintendo Wii sold out, Sony PS3 still widely available
Posted on Friday, Jan 19 2007 @ 06:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck