PS3 Pre-Order...How is it doing so far?

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  1. Hadrian
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    So not long until the PS3 launchs over here, now a few weeks before the Wii was released I heard that many stores ran out and couldn't even do pre-orders so I wa just wondering if there is a similar story to the PS3. Is there more consoles available, is there the same demand as 360, PSP and PS2 had for their launches.
     
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Biggest pre-order ever, and everything points to their being a plentiful supply (but that is a Sony estimate)
     
  3. Hadrian
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    I see, I'm not suprised a lot of chavs are creaming themselves over this.
     
  4. iza

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    if europe is short stocked, i'll pick one up over here and ship it to ya... they are everywhere... each store i go to has them in stock (2-5 of em) and wii's are still hard to find(luckily i worked at a game store and still have all my connections through that) and microsoft did a good job at stocking up their supply too..
    edit: of course... you'd pay shipping, unit and stuff.... i dont have 700 lieing around to loan. lol
     
  5. Hadrian
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    Oh I dont want one myself, I dont see it having anything I want, apart from the odd game like the PS2 had. I dont see Blu-Ray taking off.

    Probably get one in a few years, I know it'll kick on on the homebrew emulator front but I have a PC and 360 for that so not too fussed.

    I just wanted to see how it was doing thats all, Wii seems to be leading in all of the territories I get the feeling that over here PS3 will lead for a while.
     
  6. lookout

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    I not buying one unstill they silm it down and drop that tag.
     
  7. iza

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    i want one just for the blu-ray... as much as i hate to admit it. i think sony has the advantage here, its superior to HD-DVD. Granted, x360 has the HD-DVD for 199... thats a sweet deal too. in the betamax vs vhs war, beta was superior, yet VHS prevailed... so it's just up to who you think will win...
     
  8. legendofphil

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    I think they really are in plentiful supply, my local HMV has 12 pre-orders left to fill, so they dropped the deposit to £50 from £100.

    But it could just mean that they aren't being pre-ordered.
     
  9. Blebleman

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    I work at Future Shop, in the video games department, and we still have plenty of PS3, and 0 Wiis. No one wants them, seriously, in comparison to other consoles. Most people who buy them do it for the "glamour" factor, instead of buying it for the, what, 3 good games it has?

    Lower price, more games, and then we'll see.
     
  10. thieves like us

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    superior to hd-dvd in what way? the mpeg-2 codec that sony chose for blu-ray is old technology with horrible compression. take a look at movies for comparison (warner bros. distributes films on both blu-ray and hd-dvd) and you'll find that the blu-ray counterparts are dark, cropped and have a lot of "noise" (e.g. artifacting from poor compression).

    the only thing that sony has going for it is that more companies are exclusively producing blu-ray movies (disney, paramount, lions gate, etc.) vs. universal which has thrown its hat towards the hd-dvd camp. in addition, only toshiba is producing an hd-dvd player vs. sony, pioneer and samsung doing blu-ray boxes (although, that may change when sony launches its "bare-bones" player at $600 and the other companies don't want take a loss on their units).

    personally, I don't think that either format has enough features to drive me to purchasing either one and unless you own a television capable of displaying 1080P in a native mode, you're really not seeing any benefit and are would achieve similar results using a dvd player that displays progressive mode and up-converts to 720P or 1080i.
     
  11. Hadrian
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    I have to say I agree with the above poster, I've seen HD-DVD and Blu-Ray in action, and Blu-Ray always look a bit blockier, dunno if its down to the telly they're played on or the specific film but these were in various electrical places.

    Also in many reviews they tend to prefer HD-DVD for picture and extras.
     
  12. jumpman17

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    LOL, yeah. My dad bought betamax because it was better but that's not what sold.

    I still think HD-DVD is better just because it has more companies backing it (i think, it seems to have a lot more releases than blu-ray), the blank discs are cheaper, and now the new thing that's being done is making them double sided. One side HD-DVD, the other DVD. That's the kicker right there. That's going to win them the war.
     
  13. adgloride

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    Game is still guaranteeing delivery, even with 10 days to go. Even got an email from blockbusters that they still had them in stock today [​IMG] The ps3 is either selling badly or sony have changed and are sending out loads. What I don't like about the ps3 is they advertise it as HD ready, but you still have to buy the HDMI leads. I will wait for another year or two so I don't have to remortgage my house to get one.
     
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    I heard that the american porn industry wanted to produce blu ray movies but Sony cancelled the deal and know they're using hd-dvd.

    to me the point is:

    porn = a lot of money = power
     
  15. lenselijer

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    its too bad that the european ps3 dont have the emotion chip, so we cannot play most ps2 games.

    also if i import one then i cannot play my pal ps1/ps2 games on it also.

    so i'll guess i have to wait for sony to fix their problems, or for someone to crack the ps3 so it becomes fully regionfree, also for the old games [​IMG]
     
  16. Athlon-pv

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    It's a sad day when you buy a games console not for games.

    Wii with HD-DVD would rock tho [​IMG]
     
  17. ConraDargo

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    I hope there's a shortage of units once the release is over, because I only preordered mine in an attempt to make a good profit by selling it the next day or so [​IMG]
     
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    looks like you might be in for a shock. the ps3's that people have on pre-order and are already trying to flog on ebay.co.uk, are not moving. i just saw a ps3+motostorm+free delivery go for £430 quid. that guy just made a loss of around £60 when you factor in he will be paying for the postage. maybe things are different in other parts of europe.

    the rest of them see not to be meeting their reserve price either. one just falied to meet the reserve the guy set. final bid was £400 quid.

    the word is out that, in all probability, you will be able to walk into a shop next week and buy one off the shelf on launch day. i haven't seen one shop, on or offline, that is saying they have sold out. even play.com, who announced a few weeks ago this would be the biggest console launch in their history, still have them for pre-order with 7 days left. sold out of wii's, though.

    whither there will be a last minute rush or not, remains to be seen.
     
  19. Hop

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    How much is it down there in the UK?
     
  20. shemmy

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    it's £425 in the UK for the ps3 (standard sony bundle, that is. not the console+game, etc, some shops are pushing). next day shipping on an item this size is probably £20-£25. of course, most online shops will do free shipping on everything at that price, but not the average person trying to sell on ebay.co.uk.