UK retailers want more XBox 360 stock. Now!
Looks like UK launch day for the Xbox 360 S on Friday was a commercial hit, with retailers selling out shipments within hours of opening.
Now they are reporting difficulties in re-stocking the redesigned console, according to the games site Electronic Theatre.
So either they got the estimates of demand wrong, or much less likely, Microsoft is artificially restricting stock.
Supplies will be back to normal quickly enough - in the meantime you could always pick up earlier models at a nice discount.
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What do you base that assumption on? Why would any sensible person (therefore xbox fanbois not included) buy a effectively the same thing in a new box because it *might* be more reliable?
Unless their previous xbox had completely failed, which I doubt is most of the buyers of the redesigned xbox.
At the launch of a new console (I use new console as a loose term) there are always stock issues. These hardware companies restrict stock to try and increase demand (the old if it's out of stock then it must be good!).
"much less likely"
Was that sarcasm?
Are you suggesting that Microsoft have been borrowing PR-stunt tips from Apple and Nintendo?