I stood in line for a Wii pre-order this morning. Interestingly enough I had relatively the same position in line as I did Tuesday. However the line in total was about twice what it was for the PS3 a few days ago. Even though I showed up about 30 minutes earlier I was still off the mark by about seven people. GameStop took 22 pre-orders six more than they accepted for the PS3 and sent everyone else home. A couple of people that missed the pre-order by one or two spots got quite irate and demanded the managers name. What the heck they are going to do with it I have know idea?
From both experiences I have come to the following obvious conclusions. First, if the number of pre-order slots are anything to go by there will be more Wiis available on launch than PS3s. Second, given that today was much colder than Tuesday yet the line for the Wii was nearly twice as long, I am guessing from this little piece of anecdotal evidence that there will be more demand for the Wii than the PS3.
Hmm, I was going to try to stop by my local EB this weekend to pre-order a Wii, I was wondering if that endeavour would work out, guess not...
I hate waiting in line for pre-orders; reminds of waiting in line to get concert tickets which then changed to waiting in line to get a wristband which gave you the privelage of waiting in line all over again to get tickets...what a pain!
Yeah they ran out of pre-order slots in minutes. Before the store opened they were out. My guess was you had to get the at least a couple hours early. The nice thing about the line is the chatting with like minded souls. The irritating part is all the momos who wander by asking if they are giving away free stuff.
No. No free stuff. We are waiting in line to give them money and get nothing but the priviledge to buy something a month from now. I will give them my hard earned money and walk away with nothing other that a slip of paper and a faint hope I may get to give them more money in the future.
Some people are like that.
I once was in a local music shop when someone came there to buy some tickets for a big concert that was starting in a few hours' time. Unfortunately for him the shop couldn't sell them anymore because their deal with the promotors was to stop selling a few hours before. An argument ensued but obviously the shop wouldn't sell. So the customer left the shop fuming.
Five minutes later the phone rang. It was the same guy. The clerk listened for a while, obviously getting a bit aggravated. Finally he closed the conversation with one of my all-time favourites: - "Even if you tell your mother, I still won't care."
What terrible business sense that potato has. :-)
what is a Wii? and why do you need to pre-order it? I mean do you really want to get one of the first pieces of production? Maybe you should allow some time for it to run properly in the market and see how it goes, if it has any production bugs/defects etc. Just a humble opinion...