What is the release date for the PS2? I'm thinking about trying to get one. Also, I know that Sony is only planning on releasing 500,000 units initially, does anyone have an indication when they will be able to follow that up with more units? Will there be more in 2000 or will people have to wait until 2001?
Also FWIW, I was surprised that no one on Yahoo or the RB picked up on this, but this guest Wall Street dude on CNBC...Doug Scease (sp?)...mentioned THQI as one of the "best kept secrets" on Wall Street based on his "inside" sources (obviously different ones than our buddy HG as TheStreet.com). He commented that it is not because of sales this Xmas as much as it is the future for THQ once the PS2 gets established. He also commented that THQ only has one PS2 game and thus is not going to be greatly affected by the reduced rollout of the PS2 console. He did comment on their Gameboy and Gameboy Advanced lineup as being a big positive.
Thanks in advance. And by the way, I sold at $17 so it really does not apply anymore but in case you forgot who I am...
Good to hear from you superior dude. The Playstation 2 launch date is October 26. Good luck trying to get one. Right now, folks are selling their "gauranteed" Playstation 2s for $400 - $500 a pop on ebay, and I expect that price to approach $1,000 as Christmas draws nearer.
Sony has said that it will release 100,000 units more per week through the holidays. That will keep consumers checking their retailers every week, and it will keep the Playstation 2 buzz going. I don't think Sony will meet this target, but you never know.