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Consumers eager for an Xbox 360 can sit in the comfort of their homes, and avoid standing in line, by trying to grab one from Circuit City's Web site or eToys.com. Circuit City will make a "limited supply" of the units available on its Web site starting at 2:00 p.m. EST on Nov. 18. Those purchases won't ship until Nov. 21, so customers cannot get the system before the launch day. At eToys.com, the consoles will be available the day they go on sale in brick-and-mortar stores, Nov. 22.
Man, You media people just ate this up with a spoon. It's all been orchestrated by Microsoft to limit the supply and have stores "pre-sold out" the day this thing goes on sale. They have already been busted by several credible sources (one a Target employee who has seen that his stores will only get 10 units and instructions to pre-print out a sold out sign). The funny thing is that this might backfire. There is a poll on videogames.com that asks whether or not you would buy the new 360 and 60% of the respondents said NO.
Now you report about a "limited supply" mysteriously appearing on Friday. Come on!!! All of a sudden they have some available.
It's total BS, they have a lot of 360s. Just wait until this thing backfires and they release all of the stock they have for the North American market.