According to GamingHorizon.com, if you want a Sony Playstation 3 OR a Nintendo Wii, You're gonna have to wait for it...
...and wait for it... and wait for it ... and wait for it... because the only way to get one will be to be one of the hardcore on the godforsaken line when the store opens.
The 360 launch was bad... I mean I waited in the freezing cold rain for like 15 or 16 hours outside of a Best Buy in Westbury, New York and even then I don't think the wait justified then as the 360 really didn't live up to the hype in the immediate.
I even understand the lack of a preorder system for the PS3 due to the highly limited amount of systems that will be available. But why is Gamestop messing around with the Wii? Surely Nintendo told them how many they were getting... if not... it just seems like poor planning on their part...
Does this change your buying plans? Who's gonna get their tent ready for the Wii?
I would like to know what age the people are who stand in the rain for friggin' hours to get a game console they can buy a little later anyways.
most are in their 20s... others are older as they stand in line for their kids.... Birthday/Christmas present... there's a reason why they come out this time of the year
Someone I know, works at an electronics store. He always buys one or two consoles at release, and sells them for hundreds more on eBay the week after. It never ceases to amaze me, how much some people will pay to be "first in line."
Yeah... its a bit insane... and I did do it for the 360... Not gonna lie about the stupidity there... but at the same time - its quite an experience, something I'd never done before. There's a sort of atmosphere and fellowship that gets built while your online trying to endure for the same goal... everyone should do it once.
That being said, I'm not looking forward to more insane console launches. lol.
I hate standing in lines so I've preordered the Wii on the internet. What's the point about standing in a line for hours and hours when you can get the game easier on the internet? I live in Norway and there's a lot of money to save by doing it that way...
Ronald Diemicke Wrote:
Yes, it's on my list of things to try once, just after "having gay sex" and before "getting an overdose".