There’s a PS3 shortage? Where? According to Reuters, Sony says that they’re dealing with the shortages of the Playstation 3, and they expect the situation to be resolved by May
Jack Tretton, Chief Executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America says:
April or May is when we feel like we’re going to catch up to the demand and have the product fully in stock across North America and stay there.”
Does he know something that we don’t? Every store that I’ve been in has had at least 2, but usually many more PS3’s sitting on the shelves. And they aren’t going anywhere. Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, you name it, they all have the consoles in stock. The shortage appears to lie in the customers who aren’t willing to pay the kind of money that Sony is charging for the system.
Another favorite quote from Tretton:
Our goal is to fill shelves across the United States. Our goal is not to have empty shelves, it’s to have full shelves. If we have empty shelves, that’s one less consumer who could have bought a Playstation 3.”
I think they’ve already achieved that goal, at least the part of full shelves :) Sure the Playstation 3 has the great graphics among other things, but at the price of $500 or $600, it looks like consumers will take the Nintendo Wii with their unique take on a controller over the PS3 graphics.
And speaking of Wii, Gizmodo pointed out a way to get yourself into shape with Wii Weights. Just attach them to your wrists and you’re well on your way to sculpted arms, just from playing your favorite sports games. In all reality, someone just took a typical wrist weight and Photoshopped the Wii logo on there, but hey, it’s an idea!