Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The more things change...

EBGames/GameStop was determined to not repeat the mistake they made with the XBox 360 launch, with the launch of the PS3 and the Wii. The company this time decided to wait until they knew for sure exactly how many of the consoles they would receive and how many they would be distributing to each store, before allowing pre-order sales.

I've mentioned before that a guy I work with was the last person in line for the PS3 and the first in line for the Wii. All was well with the world...or so he thought. Yesterday he found out that his GameStop does not know how many if any PS3s they are getting. Only 2 employees were allowed to have pre-orders and are now told they won't be getting a PS3. My coworker is now only hoping he gets a PS3 before Christmas, maybe before the end of the year, and certainly not at launch.

How can a company screw this up so many times in the same way? I don't know who to blame, Sony, or GameStop, or both, but someone should be fired over this PS3 thing.


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