I've been checking Itrackr.com every few days the last couple of weeks and it seems like we're entering a PS3 shortage now. About 7-10 days ago, PS3s were at 70% national availibility according to the site. Checking the site today, I found that PS3s were down to 31%, the lowest it's been since early to mid January. What do you guys think is going on? Are PS3s picking up steam in the marketplace? Or has Sony stopped replenishing supply in order to stockpile systems for the European launch? And if the European launch is already causing shortages here, could we be in for a couple of months of shortages? This seems like a setback for Sony in America, considering that they were poised to sell a good amount of systems in March with all the game releases within the next 6 weeks (VF5, F1, Motorstorm, Splinter Cell, Virtua Tennis 3, Oblivion, FEAR, and Armored Core 4, Enchanted Arms). So what do we think?
My Top 5:
Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Chrono Trigger
My 2 nex-gen systems: PS3 and Wii
Prediction Aug '08: We see the PSP2 released fall '09. Graphically, it's basically the same as the current system. UMD drive ditched and replaced by 4-8gb on board flash memory. Other upgrades: 2nd analog nub, touchscreen, blutooth, motion sensor. Design: Flip-style or slider. Size: Think Iphone. Cost: $199. Will be profitable on day 1.