Originally Posted by dman22
Comparing Wii and ps3 sales is fair, especially since they were released on almost the same day. Nintendo did a much better manufacturing job and hit the release date dead on. sony delayed, delayed and delayed even more, then released with very little manufacturing. that's a little less than brilliant..
Plus there are ps3's sitting on shelves and nobody is buying them while the Wii has people waiting in line still and not everyone in line gets one. They also leave the store without buying a ps3 that's still sitting on the shelf
Here's my take.
Nintendo released with more...about 2.5 mil....and sold them all. Now they are out, so that's what the out of stock is about.
PS3's released with less, about 600k, and sold them all. Now they are bakc in stock...probably to the tune of far greater than 2.5 million. So yes, lots are 'sitting' on the shelves, but alot are still getting bought. Don't kid yourself into thinking that most of them aren't finding homes at a pretty good clip.
Until both are in stock, and readily available, I'd wait to say which will show it's true colors. I'll stick with my prediction that by the time that happens (both are in stock everywhere) then PS3 will have some new titles out and will be far more successful. However, a price drop would be nice.