Analysts Say Console Shortage Isn't Letting Up, People Take to Swapping

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Some analysts are predicting the console shortage currently taking over the country may not be letting up anytime soon. Current speculation is suggesting that the lack of available Nintendo Wii and PlaysStation 3 consoles may last until March. It seems the PS3 is a little bit easier to acquire as folks are hitting up the Craigslist trying to swap their PS3s for the more desireable Wii consoles. People are even taking pretty big losses by not wanting any compensation in addition to the Wii for PS3 trade—just a straight up trade.


Regardless of your method of getting a next-gen console—whether it be begging, camping, selling yourself, or stuffing them down your pants—we wish you luck, you will need it for the next few months.

Video game console shortage could linger into 07 [Reuters]
PS3s Being Traded For Wiis [GigaGamez]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



I arrived at EBGames in my hometown today AS the UPS truck was delivering Wii's in the early afternoon...and I was still too late to get one. The store was packed more full than I have ever seen it, most people cashing in on their newly received gift cards, buying games for the non-Wii consoles they got over the holidays. There were two Wii units and they went in under 1.7 seconds. I don't anticipate being able to buy one for several months...perhaps not until the summer. They are selling every bit as fast as they are coming in. I am getting to the point where I am so fed up with this that I do not even want to get one anymore. I found "Clubhouse Games" for the DS two days ago and became immediately addicted to it. What's a Wii?