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« on: March 03, 2010, 12:03:42 AM »

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You have to be kidding me.   So I put my PS3 60gb on ebay (because 60gb machines are commonly loud, and mine is very loud), and my intention was to turn around and buy a PS3 to replace it (hopefully much more quiet).   

So then I start sniffing around and it's back ordered everywhere.   Not available in stores.   Etc.    I'm sorry, but my Outrage meter is going through the roof right now.   They continue to pull this crap in trying to artificially ramp up demand by restricting supply and mask it as people just swarming to buy their machines.     Sony does it.   M$ does it.   Nintendo does it.     

I hope some of these executives rot for doing this to consumers.    icon_mad icon_mad icon_mad icon_mad finger finger finger finger
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 12:05:53 AM »

My wife bought me a slim for my birthday last week, and she told me she had a hell of a time finding one. She ended up getting me one at Costco (which came with Drakes Fortune [*bonus!*] and the PS3 remote (I will be exchanging that for credit)). Anyway, I believe I read on DQ that Sony claims it's a shortage of components which makes some sense since they sold a ton of PS3s in the final 3 months of 2009. Hope you can find one soon.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 12:14:45 AM »

Quote from: JCC on March 03, 2010, 12:05:53 AM

Sony claims it's a shortage of components...

yeah. in particular, i'm thinking they're probably being very selective afa which cmos batteries they buy smile ...
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 12:22:59 AM »

sweet news.  demand > supply = the ps3 is raising in value, sony wins.  biggrin



unless it's a phat though.  had to do something to get people to buy a slim.   icon_twisted
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 12:27:06 AM »

They're in stock at Amazon.

Edit: lildrgn is selling a 40GB in the trading section.
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 12:28:46 AM »

They might also be doing a small update to the hardware, nothing big, just fixes such as that particular PS3 killing chip fiasco.  Similar to how there's been lots of smaller 360 revisions.  The delay could be small retooling and finding new parts.

Also, GDC and the like are coming up, which means big announcements.  Could be something else coming up and tied to this new motion controller.

I also do not believe for a second that there's really a component shortage.  It's just likely they're trying to shave off that extra few dollars somehow or have something else planned.  They've used this excuse plenty of times before just before putting out a revision.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 12:55:21 AM »

I'm with turtle in thinking they're getting rid of supply to announce a new SKU at GDC next week.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 01:05:37 AM »

Perhaps a new SKU with bundled camera and motion controller, oh and LBP or some other set of motion controlled games?  The system itself would be mostly the same as the current slim, but with a few more cost cutting measures so they start breaking even on each PS3 sold.

GDC would be a good place to announce it, along with a new SDK openly available to developers.

We can expect similar announcements from Microsoft with Natal.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 01:18:03 AM »

Is bastards a bad word?
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 01:25:52 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 03, 2010, 01:18:03 AM

Is bastards a bad word?

i think maybe the high point of my ffix replay was a section where i defrosted a moogle who been frozen by bad guys, & the first thing he said was 'you bastards!'...
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 02:33:05 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 03, 2010, 01:18:03 AM

Is bastards a bad word?

I considered carefully.    This is more of a family friendly site than OO, so I figured I better censor it.   Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 02:44:43 AM »

Quote from: msduncan on March 03, 2010, 02:33:05 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on March 03, 2010, 01:18:03 AM

Is bastards a bad word?

I considered carefully.    This is more of a family friendly site than OO, so I figured I better censor it.   Tongue

Actually, when I went looking for my PS3 Slim a couple weeks ago I couldn't find the 120gb anywhere and, according to the Gamespot guys, they had a ton of people asking about them. 250gb's were plentiful and that's what I went with and I'm quite glad I did.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 03:26:53 AM »

I got the 120GB when Dell had the 25% off special (right when it also dropped $100 too) and it's been fine through the chip issues.  Also, I would reconsider trading in the remote as I've heard it's fantastic for any movie watching.
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 03:27:40 AM »

Sony's explanation to retailers, from what I understand, is that the rise in popularity of netbooks has resulted in parts shortages particularly in the off-the-shelf components of the hard drives they use in the PS3.  There are three or four times as many companies trying to get some clip type assembly as there were last year and it is likely to be late March before they can begin shipping again regularly.  This may or may not be bullshit, but it's what I'm hearing from a corporate buyer friend.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 03:50:33 AM »

Amazon seems to have them. Not a ton and they are limiting the purchases to one per household, but they seem to have them. Even Prime eligible.
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010, 03:58:06 AM »

As others have said, how did you not check Amazon.com before you hit outrage level?
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010, 03:58:58 AM »

Quote from: gellar on March 03, 2010, 03:58:06 AM

As others have said, how did you not check Amazon.com before you hit outrage level?

Too outraged!
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2010, 01:50:23 PM »

I went directly to the source and ordered one from the Sony Store last week. It comes today. smile
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 02:05:36 PM »

I understand they might be available on Amazon.com.
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 03:21:17 PM »

Quote from: warning on March 03, 2010, 02:05:36 PM

I understand they might be available on Amazon.com.

Quote from: msduncan on March 03, 2010, 12:03:42 AM

You have to be kidding me...
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010, 03:37:28 PM »

if you go to Amazon and buy it through this link GT will get a kickback.
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