After checking Ebay online right now, I am appalled that some people are listing the PS3 console for as much as $3,300 given that the system is selling for $600 retail. Most of the “sensible” auctions are selling between $1,000-$1,300 without reserve. Keep in mind that if you pre-ordered the console and didn’t really want it you could have doubled your money in one day. Sadly, I didn’t even think of doing this since I am loyal fan of the Xbox.

In any case, there are a lot more PS3’s for sale than there were Xbox 360’s for sale when it was launched a year ago. This is interesting because Microsoft launched the exact number of units a year ago: 400,000. The verdict: less people are playing the PS3! After seeing the Xbox shortage a year ago, many assumed that they could make money by selling their PS3’s. Fanboys People see it more as an income source than a game system.


  1. I read an article that said only 200,000 PS3s were shipped to the US. Another article reported a 40% decrease in the announced number of units available in the US. The same articles say that game publishers are unhappy with the attach rate for the console since most people have been buying to make a profit. It looks like Sony has an uphill battle especially in light of tomorrow’s Wii launch and Microsoft’s massive head start. Glad I have a 360. And Gears. And Xbox Live. And oodles of content. What does Sony have??

    #1 by Jimmy — November 18, 2006 @ 2:36 pm

  2. Ouch! Fewer than 200k shipped…

    #2 by Jimmy — November 22, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

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