Xbox 360 core systems still available!!

It might not be too late to get your hands on a 360 tonight, if you’re willing to downgrade. It seems some vendors may have a few of the core systems still available. If you already had a Premium package on reserve, you might be able to talk them into letting you have a core instead. The question is whether you are willing to wait possibly months to get the deluxe model or be able to play Perfect Dark tonight. I have decided to take the core and buy the add-on hard drive (which they may also have an extra of). In my opinion the HD is the most important add on, since without it you will not be able to play any older Xbox games (like Halo 2). To everybody who is going to enter the fray of consumer driven madness tonight, good luck. Also, no matter what happens please do not take your frustration out on the poor bastards behind the counter; it is not their fault for the shortages. It is Microsoft’s fault.


Of course, if the guy behind the counter asks you if you want to reserve something after he tells you that you can’t have your Xbox 360 until next June. Then perhaps a verbal beat down is warranted.

Update: Far be it from me to add gas to the fire, but think about this. Gamestop profits from every pre-order that we make there. Even if you go and cancel it now, for the 6 months that Gamestop had your money they had it invested somewhere. Which might not seem like a lot, but if you think of on a nationwide scale it would be a staggering amount of cash. I imagine taking a pre-orders in even for something they know the can not provide is just part of their business model.

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11:11 PM

Actually, WalMart is now my favorite store. I just walked in about 15 mins til midnight and got in line. I got myself a $400 Premium Xbox 360.    



12:07 AM

Our local Wal-Mart had 13 systems only! More than that many people were waiting around with numbers going higher than 13, yet Wal-Mart was not telling their customers that.

Microsoft has completely screwed up with their worldwide launch. They haven't got enough systems to meet the demand, and as you know it, the demand will shift to PS2 which has lowered costs drastically.    



10:00 AM

Idiot. They purposefully don't release enough systems. They'll always do it. It drives up the price and they can keep the price higher, longer.    



10:47 PM

I work at EB Games in Connecticut....we only recieved 20 premium bundles, and 4 core systems for our midnight launch. It's well known in the industry that Microsoft has made enough to supply ALL pre-orders, and even surplus, but they only release so many per batch. Do you know why? Simple. To keep the hype up. Making them scarce gets the word out. people scour ebay looking for them, which in turn makes the hype bigger. Then, in Feburary, when all the pre-reserves are taken care of, Microsoft will release a HUGE batch all at once for Open Sale, so people who have gotten caught up in the hype(Which will be alot at that point) can go out and finally buy one.

It's common knowledge that Console makers actually LOSE money on consoles. The software and lisencing is where they make their money.

I hate how microsoft is dragging this out, seeings how they started manufacturing the console last summer >.>    



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