Skip to comments.Whats the deal with xbox 360s?
Posted on 12/17/2005 4:19:50 PM PST by SDGOP
I wasn't one of the people who stood in line for hours and hours when the xbox 360 first came out, but i was wondering if anyone knew if microsoft was making another shipment for before christmas or is it just hopeless? I went to the local EB and they said microsoft won't have another shipment until after the holidays. That kind of seems like a dumb idea, why cut off the shipments during the holidays? Can anybody shed some light on this, thanks.
why cut shipments right before Christmas? easy..get everyone that didn't get one in the first rush itchy to get one in the second rush..
Hoping to get an Xbox 360 in time for Christmas? It may pay to be in good with Santa Claus, according to PJ McNealy of American Technology Research.
McNealy believes that Microsoft intentionally kept supply projections low in hopes of overshooting its target come the end of the month, reports Reuters.
However, McNealy thinks the plan may have backfired.
"We believe that (Microsoft) has tried to keep expectations low for retailers this holiday with the hopes of over-delivering. We believe that over-delivering is unlikely at this point," McNealy told Reuters.
All is not without hope for 360 hunters, though. McNealy predicts 300,000 next-gen consoles will hit the market next week, bringing his projection of worldwide units shipped to near 1 million. That number is still far below his initial assumption of 1.5 to 1.8 million Xbox 360s through retail by the end of 2005.
As far as the software side goes, McNealy predicts further price cuts and deals over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas. He also believes that while recovering slightly from a less-than-stellar October and November is a possibility, any chance of moving beyond expectations is "unlikely."
Its obvious... we're being misled
Two words.. Micro Soft... They have never shipped anything on time.
PS - I'm pretty sure it's Bush's fault.
Microsoft rushed this product to market to beat Sony and to capitalize on the Christmas rush. There aren't nearly enough to meet the demand. And the hype helps sell more.
I say part artificial shortage and part production problems.
Microsoft should concentrate on a particular region first.
Release in North America first, Japan 3-6 months later and then Europe for example.
Nintendo and Sony does this well. Of course Japan gets everything first for obvious reasons.
Can you shed any light on why I should want one?
If you have an HDTV the graphics are awesome.
So you can eradicate any sense of family and social contact from your life. Seems to work for others.
What did they know and when did they know it?
It's Bush's fault.
Its for my little cousin, i know he wanted one and his parents asked me to look around to find one down here(there up in la) since there all sold out up there.
Sounds like they're sold out all over the country
Heard on the news that Best Buy will have more this weekend. Sunday, I think. Call 'em and see what they say.
its hopeless. nothing will be out until feb.
That is an understatement. I've got the big new Sony. Gotham Racing and Madden are amazing.
I've heard that Best Buy will have new shipments on sale the morning of the 18th, but once they are sold out, that's it.
On very good authority - AMAZON.com has them. At least they did on Friday.
Guess you ought to keep checking in your area.
I'm sure you didn't mean to leave out the "totally escape from reality" part.
Oh yeah! and "totally escape from reality"....
It's the old supply and demand game. Microsoft can make more money as people become desperate for this new toy, and will pay the going price or more for it. After the holidays, the product will be more widely available and they might even drop the price a bit. There will also be knock-offs available for sure.
Every single year, there is a new "must-have" TOY that drives shoppers berserk. The Xbox is equal to the Cabbage Patch Doll of the 1980s.
I do wish the libnuts would explain why everyone seems to have so much money lately that they can afford the Xbox...LOL. I thought we were all in soup kitchen lines!
Too much consumin', not enough elves.
Microsoft wishes to thank you for this thread. :-)
They are selling on Ebay for over a grand... It is an awesome console.
The Best buys in Chattanooga has had people camped out in tents since last night to be in line for 8AM Sunday morning.
From what I've heard, Micro$oft intentionally limits the quantities of their initial releases so they can score marketing point by claiming "every until sold in XX days". They are intentionally limiting supplies to increase their prices and make their more gullible shareholders happy.
My local Walmart had lots of them yesterday. Try getting out of the big cities.
My husband just went to Best Buy in California to pick up our Christmas present (a flat screen TV), and he said people were camped out there waiting for xboxes.
I`m glad my son is still too young to be caught up in the latest toy fads and the artificial "shortages" that come up every Christmas. Not much longer, though. *sigh*
It may have been silly, but it was also college.
Camping out these days as an adult for video game strikes me as the same type of people who are Star Wars or Star Trek geeks. I couldn't believe that people camped out for weeks before the last Star Wars movie opened, but they did.
I sat in line at Wal-Mart for about fifteen hours. The same thing happened there, with people showing up at 10:00 pm wanting to know where the line was. Tickets were given at 9:30 pm, and the chairs (which represented the number of XBox's available) were full shortly after noon.
Screw 'em all.
I was gonna plop down $1200 for two (games, accessories, etc), but had no idea they'd mishandle the shipping this badly.
So instead I'm going to check out am Armalite AR-50 on Monday.
That is if the teenager doesn't steal the 360, your cell phone, and your 50 bucks.
I got the impression that you would give the teen the cash ahead of time to make the purchase for you. I didnt think of having the kid call you to tell you that he managed to get his hands on an X-box, come down and pay for it
And you don't pick kids you don't know either. Don't be such a cynic.
Dont trust a teen. Even one you know.
My understanding was that each branch of the major chains got 30 units each, with notice that that was it for the Christmas season. I also understand that Microsoft was in such a rush to get XBOX 360 out this season before Playstation 3 is released next year, that there are design flaws in the unit--most notably, if you play the game for 4 consecutive hours (and what kid doesn't), the game heats up to such a point that it locks up until you cut the power and the unit cools down.
Where on amazon.com is the xbox 360?
Lol, i'm not sure if i want to put this much effort into it. I 'm tempted to find an online site, place the order and let it come in when it does.
Hey thanks for the tip! I called, our Best Buy has 24 to sell at 8 a.m. And already had a few in line outside. So my poor 16 year old son is in line in the cold. I will go relieve him later tonight.
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