If you're in the market for a PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii, you've probably noticed that they're hard to come by. Most online retailers are sold out and if you call around, it's likely that most brick-and-mortar shops are sold out, too. One of those shops, GameStop, said in a recent earnings call with investors that those shortages are expected to continue.
"I am not exactly sure that I have a total answer, obviously, it is a question that we ask the platform holders," Bartel said in response to an investor question on why shortages continue to plague the market. "Consequently, I can tell you that we do anticipate that we will be in that situation for the PS3 for another couple of months, unfortunately, because we could sell a lot more hardware than what we have on both that and the Wii platform."
Bartel went on to tell investors that his company expects to have Wii in-stock sooner than the PS3, but it will still take some time.… Read more