amazon.com. Various CAG members report:
"They are impossible to find in most stores, at least in my area." - SaraAB
"It is true about PSP selling surpringly well. I suggested either PSP core or Daxter bundle as a gift for me, and in the past couple weeks it had been generally hard to find or very quickly selling when available." - H22A
"The PSP has been OOS for a long time (Core & Daxter) both B&M & Online. I've been trying to get one for weeks (and a decent deal) and TRU, Target, BB, CC, Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop, Barnes & Noble have all been OOS and then got restocked but sold out very quickly." - J7.
"According to my favorite Gamestop manager...they can't even keep USED PSPs in stock...who knew." - loserboy
"Let me add my voice to the chorus of truth: The Daxter bundle and the piano black slim ARE hard to find this holiday season in many areas. Not bad for a "failed system" (as some bozos were saying a year or so ago)." - canedaddy
"My wife wants the slim black one, and I haven't been able to find them online or in any store." - Clobbersaurus
Wow. Who knew our little system had so much selling power? Has there ever been a better time to be a PSP fan? Those that are looking for a PSP, there is some advice from CAG members. Get the Star Wars white system. Supposedly, no one wants them, and they are easily the most readily available system.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
12-15-2007 @ 12:06PM
um, could it be because everyone already has a DS so the only option left is to get a PSP?
12-15-2007 @ 1:28PM
12-15-2007 @ 4:25PM
Not hardly. The DS is selling well in the US, but not so well that 'everyone' has one.
Maybe people are sick of getting conned by gimmicky 'non-games' and the terrible ratio of licensed junk on the DS (and Wii).
12-15-2007 @ 12:07PM
John the Snake Man said...
We need people for better online.
12-15-2007 @ 12:25PM
Funny, I saw a whole bunch of Battlefront sets at my local Target the other night.
12-20-2007 @ 9:35AM
As the article says pretty plainly... "...Get the star wars white system. Supposedly NO ONE wants them..."
12-15-2007 @ 12:38PM
it's not true for my area, then again my area isn't exactly a wealthy city. Hell before the holiday shopping season began, I saw a Wii at several stores.
12-15-2007 @ 12:46PM
Well if you live in Southern California, now it's almost impossible to find one. Every Best Buy, Circuit City, and Micro Center I've been to in the last 2 weeks has been sold out.
So this is definitely good, and I'm sure the price drop from a couple months ago coupled with the Slim release is helping.
ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS A PSP
12-16-2007 @ 5:25AM
I went to an EB Games today and they had a ton.
12-15-2007 @ 12:53PM
I could have got one yesterday! Arrgh! I went to best buy here in Seattle area and they were all sold out. I am glad they are selling so well, but its also bad for me since i cant find one anywhere
12-15-2007 @ 1:01PM
Gotta love the PSP, I love playing the games on the TV, such a luxury.
12-15-2007 @ 1:07PM
Hopefully I'll get mine before Xmas. But isn't it a little optimistic saying it's the hottest item? My local stores sell out of Wii's and DS's week on week up to the Xmas launch. The PSP isn't doing so well here.
But that's good for me as it means cheaper games! Well they're cheaper than DS games somehow.
12-15-2007 @ 1:10PM
I'm looking for a substantial source for such a bold headline....all I see is anecdotal evidence from a web forum.
12-15-2007 @ 3:30PM
then look at the websites that those anecdotes are refering to?
I think all you have to do is put the word "Light" (or Lite for that matter) or "Slim" on something to sell it or at least to sky rocket the sales....hey, it worked for the DS :P
12-20-2007 @ 9:43AM
Would you settle for real-world experience from shoppers? As I outlined in my comment (that wasn't a reply to anyone), I have experienced this shortage first-hand. Personally, I'll take peers saying, "I can't find one at any local stores" as proof over some major news outlet saying the psp is out of stock. Remember when EA said they don't have enough Rock Band to meet demand? Oh man, now we can see how funny that claim was.
12-20-2007 @ 10:14AM
Considering there are several people on this very site in these very comments saying they aren't having any trouble finding them, then no, Dragon.
I'm sorry, but a few people on a web forum saying their local store is sold out does not qualify for the following:
"Overwhelming demand causes widespread PSP shortages"
12-15-2007 @ 1:37PM
lol Hashbrown_Hunter ... they should have put that video up :P
Anyway , even though its not sold out here , it is bought , and suplyes are needed on weekly basis , so yay for the PSP :D
12-15-2007 @ 3:20PM
I'm incredibly happy. In fact, it took me 3 hours and 5 stores to find a Star Wars PSP. I enjoyed every minute of it though, since 2 Targets, 1 WalMart, and 1 BestBuy didn't have ANY PSPs in stock. Nothing better than hearing the online population (hopefully) will be growing. Hell, my aunt had to import a Daxter pack from Canada for my cousin :-P
12-15-2007 @ 4:09PM
go Away DS troll, go back to your little DS POS TOY and STFU
12-15-2007 @ 4:22PM
this was meant for the comment made first by "qiatrick"