Toys "R" Us PS3 preorders assured

Retailer confirms that it will be able to honor reservations for Sony's new system, but has no stock for walk-ins; Wii supplies will be more abundant.


Earlier today, specialty retailer GameStop told GameSpot that it would be unable to fulfill all of its PlayStation 3 preorders on launch day. Now a Toys "R" Us representative has confirmed some news that will reassure its own preorder customers, and give jilted GameStop customers one less place to consider camping out for a system on day one.

"We have enough [PS3 systems] to cover presells and that's it," the representative said bluntly.

Last month, Toys "R" Us opened up preorders for the PS3 and the Wii, filling up its allotment for both systems in short order. But while the retailer will just barely have enough PS3s to cover those commitments, Nintendo's new console is another matter. The representative said all of the company's stores will have some extra Wii systems to sell to people without preorders.

Sony has previously committed to releasing 400,000 PS3s in North America for launch, while Nintendo has said it "expects to sell 4 million Wii consoles globally by the end of 2006, with the largest allotment available in the Americas."

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