Yesterday Was The 2nd Launch Of The Xbox 360

Posted: Dec 19 2005, 9:43am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 4:55pm CDT, in Gaming


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Yesterday Was the 2nd Launch of the Xbox 360

As reported Best Buy had Xbox 360 in stock yesterday nation-wide. I called the report 2nd Launch under quotation marks. Well we can leave off the quotation marks. People were lining up and waited in the cold like it was launch day.

Now all stores are sold out again. And many people are still out of luck. The number of available Xbox 360 consoles at Best Buy were under 50 each store. Mobility Today reports (via Gizmodo) that Best Buy tried to cross sell notebooks to people who stood in line for the Xbox 360 and did not score one.
I wonder how many people actually will still be interested in buying a Xbox 360 after the holidays. I think Microsoft might miss their projected sales numbers, because there are just not enough Xbox 360 available now. Microsoft is supposed to have sold 326,000 Xbox 360 so far in the United States. Their announced goal is to sell 3 million in the first 90 days. The first 30 days are nearly over and they are far far away to have reached a million globally. After the holidays Spring appears to be just around the corner. This is supposedly when the Sony PS3 is coming. The PS3 will be shown at the CES 2006 - we will be there to cover it extensively.

See also this report on Gameshout for some reports of the length of Xbox 360 lines yesterday.

eBay is still the most reliable place to score a Xbox 360, albeit an expensive one.

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