GameStop resupplied on PS3, Wii

Retailer tells analysts both Sony and Nintendo have already delivered their second shipments of newly released consoles, talks tie ratios of both.

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One of the biggest hitches with Microsoft's Xbox 360 launch last year was a dearth of follow-up shipments that left the console maker unable to make its next-gen system readily available to consumers until months after launch.

Sony and Nintendo might manage to avoid that problem, as GameStop today indicated that last weekend's launches of the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii sold out, but more units are on the way. In an investor conference call tied to the retailer's third-quarter earnings report, GameStop executives confirmed that they have already been resupplied with both systems, and they expect to get more of each on a weekly basis.

The executives also recapped the launch performances of the two systems. For the PS3, Sony's Resistance: Fall of Man and Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 07 were the biggest sellers, while Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Ubisoft's Red Steel stood out from the pack of Wii launch titles.

However, game sales were stronger on the Wii, with GameStop sporting a tie ratio of 3 games sold for every system, compared to the PS3's tie ratio of 1.5 games for each system. The shortfall on Sony's system was attributed to more people picking up the system on its own to turn around and sell it for a premium. As those systems find their ways into the hands of "real gamers," the execs said the PS3 tie ratio should increase.

GameStop's higher-ups noted that their chain historically has the highest tie ratio of any retailer in the country but estimated that they were still shorted on hardware allocation by both Sony and Nintendo. While GameStop and its EB Games brand collectively account for about 25 percent of the US gaming market, the company believes it didn't receive that much of either system's day-one shipments. Executives said that they've never been satisfied with their launch-day allocation of any new machine, but added their main concern now is the flow of follow-up shipments--which both Sony and Nintendo have promised will come at a steady pace.

Discussion

470 comments
Brainy142
Brainy142

well if your getting some send a lot so i... uh... everyone can get one :)

Warom
Warom

kalkhaja This is how it is: PS3 on top (notice the large space) XBox 360 Nintendo Wii anyway, this article is great...can wait 2 get my 60GB baby // People are going to flame you but according to analysists by the end of 2011 the ps3 will have 44% market share....

Taker0003
Taker0003

there is only one major thing i hate about xbox 360 and thats its TOO MUCH like a computer and what do we do with computers? I don't know maybe UPGRADE them and thats where xbox is good and bad. Its good because their will possibly be upgrades for it like a computer to make it better, but thats where it ends for that. The upgrades are most likely going to be costly and eventually lead up to where PS3 is simpler to buy (for good stuff on a reasonable price). But until that day xbox 360 is better with its more expensive package getting it for a better price. O ya i agree with those below talking about consoles sucking they will never be as good as a computer (as long as you have money).

kalkhaja
kalkhaja

This is how it is: PS3 on top (notice the large space) XBox 360 Nintendo Wii anyway, this article is great...can wait 2 get my 60GB baby

captaincoley
captaincoley

well i hope that they get more wii in at EB games and Gamestop. and i dont think that the PS3 was that great it is over priced and its commericals are missleading. "the smartest console" my ass.

BoobyUnger
BoobyUnger

I hope with these new shipments sony put some thought into and sent hd cables. Probably not... only reason why people bought more games for the wii is because its something different and you need more games just to make sure they don't get bored right away. Thats why its good to stick with what your used to.

Fernanthonies
Fernanthonies

Think I'll stick to my gaming PC and last generation consoles for another 6 months. With medieval 2:total war just out and tons of FPS games i never played, along with Supreme Commander and Spore on the horizon, my new PC is gonna be all i need for awhile

LoJo10
LoJo10

Consoles suck - so it all doesn't really matter really.

NJTsunami
NJTsunami

This is a Wii/PS3 discussion people. For those of you sitting here and keep saying "ummm...yeah...going back to play GoW" - appearently it isn't that great if you have nothing better to do than bring up this point on a discussion topic that has NOTHING to do with the Xbox 360. Also, point taken...G0W is better than most of the Wii and PS3 launch titles. You've proved that a game for an established system is better than a launch title for two brand new systems developers are just starting to figure out. Perhaps you should stop being a little kid and welcome a fair comparison now? Interesting point of view about the Wii controller being a gimick. Even more interesting that Sony changed their controller configuation from "the boomerang" right about when confirmed information about the Wii was surfacing. Hummm...

caseyrugby
caseyrugby

And I'm not a fanboy I just don't like xbox 360 wii's cool, ps3's cool, neo geo's cool, xbox 360 pos.

SteelWingX
SteelWingX

LOL @ PS3 fanboys who can't tell the difference between a first person and third person shooter

caseyrugby
caseyrugby

I'm never going to buy an Xbox 360 IMO they aren't that impressive of a gaming machine. The graphics as in the case with the PS3 need a decent TV to run on in order to make it look good anyway. The thing that makes me the most upset at Xbox was all the stuff they left out in order to sell to people later instead of puting it into the system in the first place. The HD-DVD add on is a perfect example why didn't microsoft just add it on in the first place? And I've played Gears of War and it really doesn't do anything for me oh yeah don't get me wrong it looks great but its just another shooter, and especially when I can beat it in ONE sitting thats sad for spending $60 on a game that can be beaten in half a day I mean really. Also you people comparing Gears to the games that came out with the PS3 launch thats stupid because Gears didn't even come out until a YEAR AFTER THE 360 launched. And I remember the 360 launch those games sucked and sucked bad. So I don't want to hear you nancy's comparing the PS3 games now to the 360 games now because well microsoft has already had a year to make some good games and umm to my count they've made ONE.

ADollins
ADollins

Yeah good I'm glad sony & nintendo forgo these blathering greedy sob's from GameStop & EB becuse they force people to buy bundles, and other shenanigans. I rarely shop the EB anymore becuse they just aren't all that good at execution. They cannot get me the pre-orders on time, and they just charge to much on traded in games.

KingSigy
KingSigy

Abel, what are you talking about? Where does Microsoft require you to get an HD-DVD Drive? Also, you don't need to get on Live and buy all the extra downloadable items. Sony doesn't even allow you to do that as of yet, and I doubt their "free online service" will provide a reasonable answer to Xbox Live. Wii is also a fine name, as it sort of signifies that games aren't meant to be played alone. Though I see the thing about Wii-mote prices, as those are outrageous. I also have to agree with CTAWATER. If you really do like games as you claim, then any system should suffice.

nolgeo
nolgeo

All I have to say is, My friend at work went to the GA Bulldogs game this week and said when they were tailgating someone had a Wii hooked up in their SUV and had a big crowd around them play Wii sports. They mostly played the boxing and golf. Most of the people playing were 25-40 years old. How can you say the Wii mote is a gimmick? If anything is a gimmick it’s the PS3 controller.

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

"get a 360 and a wii! lol that rhyms.. w00t " Wow yeah dude,I feel the rhythm, it sounds like...like...LIKE CRAP!!!Wii is the lamest name I`ve ever seen and Xbox 360 is also a stu name, PS3 is the way to go.A Wii with a couple of of wii-motes costs almost the same as the cheapest PS3 and an Xbox 360 with HD-DVD,live,and all the extra bull*** that I have to pay for extra content cheats ect... costs a lot more than a PS3 with the same features.

CTAWATER
CTAWATER

I was more interested in the postings on this article than the article itself. I own a 360 and I just got a Wii. I played my friend's new PS3 as well and they all have something different to offer. GOW was really cool. The graphics were good, gameplay was intense, mulitplayer was beyond Halo 2. When I got my Wii, I started playing Zelda TP and before I knew it, I had over 11 hours. Isn't it sad that a game that is the killer app like GOW is only 8-12 hours at the most and a game like Zelda TP is close to 70 hours. I've barely scratched the surface and I know I'm easily going to put in a good 100 hours on this game. I love my 360 but they gotta bring more to the table than just GOW. R6 Vegas is almost identical to GOW too. PS3 was okay with it stupid controller; the sixaxis thing is pretty dumb and pointless. I played the motorstorm demo and trying to control a car or a motorcycle is extremely hard. Resistence had some cool features on multiplayer but with 40 ppl in the game, where they spawn you sucks. You're pretty much screwed most of the time. The graphics look like COD2 for the 360 which weren't very nice. Each system will give players a different experience depending on what they play and how they play it. Fanboys shouldn't get upset b/c someone is flaming their system or game franchise. A true gamer takes evereyhing that is available to him/her and makes it into a great gaming experience.

wushdishmeen
wushdishmeen

"You don't get it? I don't like zelda, i think it sucks and its gimicky. Slashing that plastic wand "remote or Wii-mote whatever you **gs call it" around isn't gameplay its gimick." I saw alot of stupid comments but this was the dumbest one. Who is to say that the wii remote is a gimick and won't catch on as a new way to play games. Games are being not targeted towards just mature audiences, Nintendo strives to make the Wii a household console that people of all ages can pick up and enjoy and hardcore gamers can still play. Zelda is gimicky..? Stupid, gimicks are things that show up as a phase and die off till the next gimick comes around. Zelda has been around since the dawn of Nintendo along with megaman and super mario. The only gimick is the kid who sits on his fat ass and is too lazy to get up and actually move around when playing games. wow you like MMORPGS!! You like to absorb your entire social life into the computer and xbox and think reality is being a Level 293923 **** Good for you. You look more like a fruit when you sit at your computer plotting attacks with fellow nerds online. From what ive seen wii has attracted girls to play the system and thinks its fun over a girl being tortured sitting on the couch watching you play your boring games. The only gimick i see is ps3 with its stupid bluray player which requires you to go out and spend another couple grand to buy a high definition tv just to get the freaking quality out of it...and uhhh did you forget...the sixaxis controller is a direct ripoff of nintendos controller and they removed the "rumble capabilities" because thye dont need it?? No because nintendo was the originator of the rumble pak and sony thought it was public technology...they are ripoffs. I think nintendo wins considering its had far more systems and more experience in the industry then sony and if nintendo sucked so much like you said why is it still around...? and atleast nintendo released a good games with the launch of their system rather then paying $600 for potential and having to wait a year before any of the good titles come out. Im sure people think kids playing guitar hero makes them look stupid too but once you pickup the game and play its the most genious music game to date. is that a gimick too? No, its gameplay and its progression rather then stuffing a bigger processor into your system and claiming that makes your games better...it doesnt. Its a small fraction of the quality...gameplay is everything

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

dont buy ps3 get a 360 and a wii! lol that rhyms.. w00t

impymonk
impymonk

time 2 play gears of war lolz

manserban
manserban

Little_GreenMan: Please, I beg of everybody here, don't buy a ps3. This is for your own good. Simply pathetic.

manserban
manserban

I see alot of frustrated xbox 360 fanboys, who keep telling us that they have to go back and play Gears of War. Why do you keep posting when the game is so fun? Go and play the game!!!. This is a PS3/Wii related news. Let the people make their own decisions. The PS3 and Wii are only out a week and a half so don't expect to see any outstanding games (rated over 9) to soon. But make no mistake, this games will arrive.

Osirisman91589
Osirisman91589

Eh, they attribute the lack of game sales to turn-around ebay sellers, but I attribute it to the price. Someone who's buying a cheaper system can afford more games for the price of the more expensive system on it's own. That's just my take on it. I've quit trusting Sony execs. =/

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

has anyone seen the ps3 in real life? its freakin huge!!!!!! bigger than the original xbox, i think. its too big to look good standing up

Kbs64
Kbs64

Its nice to know that they are doing a steady pace for their systems. I might be able to pick up a system this year... (Wii, baby)

Dat_Boi_SiLo
Dat_Boi_SiLo

at my gamestop we have kno idea about PS3s but we shoud be gettin more Wii next week

alifont
alifont

Gears of War is better than all the games for the PS3 and the Wii combined, and the GameSpot reviews for them as well as their review for Gears of War proves that point, so I'll just be getting back to my game now.

KillerApp
KillerApp

Haha, noobs! Stores here still have 200 in stock! I got a Wii today...

Wezker619
Wezker619

Lol losers go wait for console to come out I didnt reserve my 360 and I still got mine on the first Day WITH XBOX LIVE! Time to play GoW.

InfectX
InfectX

At my EB we still have no idea when a 2nd shipment is coming of either console.

xxxbirdmanxxx
xxxbirdmanxxx

ps3 doesn't look as appealing as the ps2 did when that came out so i don't think i will even get one

Merl57
Merl57

Release was horrible. I showed up at 4:45 and I didn't get one. I camped out at best buy for 11 hours and finnaly got one.

Pete5506
Pete5506

ya good luck with that, I'm going back to battlefield 2142

skull_master
skull_master

yea, i thought that gamestop and eb games would have the most systems in stock, but they ended up having only a few, WTF!!!

Oblivion8360
Oblivion8360

dam i just died online in gears of war so o the new systems r out o well...o shoot new games starting back to gears thE NeAlStEr

comsimon
comsimon

yeah, im umm, yeah back to Gears of War. im going on insane!

alifont
alifont

I gotta get back to playing Gears of War right now so...

THF2
THF2

FYI to anyone who lives in Toronto, Ontario...even with weekly shipments (as has been reported from several stores I've talked to), demand is still FAR outpacing supply for the Wii. If you can find out exactly when a store is selling it, keep it a secret and line up early.

lordsyn
lordsyn

Actually if I understand correctly those guys get people to donate the money for the system, so it's not even coming out of their pockets. They did the same thing with the 360... BASTARDS!

KillbombX
KillbombX

The guy that smashed the PS3 could have did something worthwhile with the money he collected and donated it to charity instead of doing something as idiotic as breaking a PS3 for a few laughs. $500+ is a hell of a lot of money to waste on a stupid stunt.

Xrm150
Xrm150

in a unrelated story dam blueray movies are $30!!!

demonik_360
demonik_360

damn! i just called them, and they said they didnt have any! i live in houston so what the hell?!?!

ChucklesMginty
ChucklesMginty

I'll be getting one before christmas I'm 95 in the pre-order queue but I live in the UK so its not out yet. I'll probably be able to get one about a week after launch. The shop I'm getting mine from has around 75 at launch.

gamerZ1245
gamerZ1245

smash my ps3 is truly my hero. whoever is "disgusted" "sick to the stomach" "apalled" at these acts, f* hardcore, buddy. it just shows your life is nothing but video games and you worship them. why be pissed, even? its the same thing as buying the ps3 to use it; either way your not getting it. its his, he can do wut he wants with it. i wish he pissed on it too and stuck n m80 in it that would of made my day. lighten up a little, christ. its just a video game... get a life...