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Old 11-16-2006, 06:53 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if some of you guys are getting the jist of this- Sony is reportedly only making a limited production run of these, about 2000 units. That's from what I understand at least. Hence the crazy people camping out.
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:57 PM   #17
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I'm not sure if some of you guys are getting the jist of this- Sony is reportedly only making a limited production run of these, about 2000 units. That's from what I understand at least. Hence the crazy people camping out.
That's not true. Sony is going to make a KILLING off these. They want to earn a profit, and this is the way to sell them....and as much as they can.

I don't believe it.

Let's see....2000 units. 50 states....that would be 40 a state.

Here in town....8 going to best buy on the East side...8 going to Best buy on the West side....there are 4 Targets, an Ultimate Electronics....and 4 Wal-Marts...each Wal-Mart here is getting 3. Not to mention Game Stop, and EB Games. In the largest city in Kansas.....I think not. Kansas City is going to get more if not the same amout.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:40 AM   #18
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^^^ Hmm I think he probably missed a few zeros but it will be pretty limited but hey at least no one here lives in europe the PS3 launch there has been pushed back to March and even then theyre only going to get 80,000 for all of europe
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:46 AM   #19
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Sony is only having 1 mil by xmas...the weird people here are at bestbuy..they got thers 46 minnutes ago..!! I cant see being that excited about a gaming system..that you camp outside for it..
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:59 AM   #20
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Ahh, my info is wrong then, sorry. But am I right in saying they are in limited production
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:29 AM   #21
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I heard through CNN that Sony only made 400,000 for US sales. And from what we're seeing on TV it's been a real fiasco. Almost looked like the L.A. riots over a gaming system...

"You know our society is in real trouble when you ask a 5 yr old where he/she would like to play - indoors or outdoors? And they respond - "indoors because there's more electrical outlets" (and they need a congressional study to examine why there's an obesity problem?)
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:36 AM   #22
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crazy people will wait in line for anything. i remember when people were waiting in line for windows 95 to be released. . .
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:44 AM   #23
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Oh and to correct someone... Sony isn't make JACK off the system...
$600 for a state-of-the-art video game system and a Blu-Ray DVD player is ridiculous. The Blu-Ray players alone are selling for almost $1000 each. Sony plans on making it up through software sales assuming they can be dominant in this generation of video games. I'm glad I just reserved mine early, and said "F*CK the lines!"
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:37 PM   #24
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Yeah, I work at Circuit City and we only got 6 in, but across the street at Best Buy they got around 30. The line of people camped out stretched around the block, lol, crazy people.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:26 PM   #25
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more madness.

http://www.themilwaukeechannel.com/v...676/index.html

walmart had 10 ps3's and 50 people in line. they had them race to 10 chairs to see who gets them, but there was a flagpole in the way

and a rapist escapes to get in line for a ps3:

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/16034073.htm

and a pregnant women tries to not give birth while waiting in line:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20061116/193052.shtml

this is insane. tons of other crap too. robbings, riots, senators calling to get theirs special. its just a playstation. . .
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:19 PM   #26
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Sony PS 3 was a giant IQ test. I think we know who came back negative
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:38 PM   #27
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so yes, that brings back the point? why not just get them like a month later? oh yes, and like snowkone said, sony probably isnt making anything of of it, i heard that microsoft is losing ~60 bux on every xbox, and sony lost ~ 200 on the ps2, yes they lose money on the gaming systems, but think about it, yea it does cost money to develope a game, but once its made, it costs pennies to make CD's which sell for 50 bucks
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:03 AM   #28
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^^^ yeah its the software that makes the profit. The console doesn't do jack without the software, they can make the software for cheap and people buy it over and over, but the console once.

I don't get why the hell these people can't just wait. I mean think of all the productive stuff they COULD be doing, but NO their waiting for a freaking game system to come out. I might get a PS3 in like 10-16 months, maybe. But I'm not going to quit my job like some guy did and wait in line with a bunch of nerds for days.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:54 AM   #29
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on top of all that, just like the PS2, the ps3 is a PITA to program for. so you have to wait for the good games to come out, after the developers figure it out.

give me back my 48 hours in line. and my $2000!
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