Launch Day Numbers
As the PlayStation 3 launch day approaches, I’m starting to get worried that I won’t be able to get a PS3 on launch day. I have a pre-order at Toys ‘R’ Us, but they’re famously unreliable. So I’ve been trying to find another place to do a pre-order, unsuccessfully.
So I did some math.
400,000 units at launch for North America probably means that about 30,000 – 40,000 units will make it to Canada. I’ll assume 30,000 to make the math easier. That means there’s a 1000 person to 1 console ratio – 1000:1. (Can you guess Canada’s population?) I live in Ottawa, where the population is about a million. So all of Ottawa might be getting about a thousand PS3’s.
What are my chances? Hmmmm….
I heard rumours that EB Games will start taking pre-orders on October 10th. Gotta call them tomorrow to find out. (Managers at EB Games find these things out on Mondays and tell the employees by Tuesday, so I’ve been told.)