Friday, November 17, 2006

Just like 20 years ago

I was reading about the new craze for Playstation 3.

Personally I don't get it because I don't play video games. But it would seem that the desire for these limited quantity machines has created major ruckuses at area malls where they've been going on sale at midnight. Half the people clamoring for them are gamers and the other half are capitalists who are going to whip round and sell the machines on Ebay.

Like I said, I don't get it.

However someone I know knows lots about them and tells me that Sony (the manufacturer) could only make a limited quantity before Christmas because some component of the machine got mucked up in production and so they couldn't make as many as they wanted.

I think this story smells like bullsh*t. It is more likely that Sony is feeding the frenzy and then lo and behold they'll flood the market on like December 5th.

Just like the Cabbage Patch Craze of 1985-86.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Miss VS, snatched from the headlines this morning...this is my favorite Saturday morning ever: "A furious Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed yesterday to bill Sony Corp. for the chaos that swirled around the release of its PlayStation 3 machine after Boston police had to quell crowds grown frenzied and unruly by the hype surrounding the coveted consoles."

I'm thinking of sending Mr. Mumbles my car repair bills for the freakin' potholes I keep hitting. What a riot!!