Feeds

PlayStation 2 just about to sell out

Hurry! Dixons has got about 100 left

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

The UK's allocation of PlayStation 2s has almost gone - just not quite as fast as high street retailers expected.

A complete sell out was anticipated for the weekend, but as of 3pm BST this afternoon Dixons' PS2 pre-order hotline still claimed to have 100 units left to allocate.

Elsewhere was a different story. HMV's head of games, Martin Gibbs, said the chain had negligible numbers of pre-order forms left by Monday morning. "We've as good as sold out," he said.

Chris Ratcliff, publisher of the Game Guide, the independent retailer's bible and price guide, said all his customers had got rid of their allocation of the games machine. "As far as I know they've all been pre-ordered and reserved. None of the indies have any left."

Sony's PlayStation will be available on 24 November. The UK was only given in the region of 200,000 of the £299 machines to sell, and the retailers opened their pre-order business on Thursday 7 September. The average independent retailer was allocated between nine and 15 PS2s, and a regular Electronics Boutique outlet would have been given around 20-25 consoles.

Related Story

PlayStation 2 to sell out this weekend

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media
Not paying Murdoch? You're gonna get a right LEGALLING - thanks to automated software
Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage
Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again
Bourgeois paper-shufflers have 'suspended democracy', sniff unpaid proles
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.