No, it’s not a let-down because it actually sucks. Instead, it’s a let down because I can’t tell you if it is actually any good. That’s because, as embarrassing as it is to admit, I actually woke up at 5:00AM this morning and drove to two WalMarts, two FredMeyers, one Target, one CompUSA, one CircuitCity, and one Best Buy. All of them had huge lines and had already handed out tickets, effectively selling the system out before it even came out.
While I can appreciate that Microsoft tried to do something different by launching world-wide at the same time, the insanely limited supplies are mind-boggling. Most stores that I called this morning indicated they didn’t expect any large additional shipments until after Christmas.
At this point, I may be resigned to just getting one when the PS3 comes out and the cost gets dropped. Probably for the best anyway… after all, I am starting up a new company.