As interested as I have been in trying out the Wii, and as pleased as I am to see the amazing change of fortune for the major companies in the videogame arena in that last 2 months, I had made a deal with myself to avoid, if at all possible, sleeping out on the pavement for any length of time to secure one. Growing increasingly tired of not magically finding one waiting for me in Target upon increasingly frequent 'just checking' trips, I decided a few days ago to finally move up to the next notch and place calls now and then. Today being only the second of such call sweeps, I was astounded to be told by the EBGames dude "yeah, we got 'em"
. A better use of my lunch break I cannot imagine, and now I've joined the elite class of pavement sleepers and game reviewing corporate types.
And, to make today even more successful gaming-wise, I have heard that Helen picked up an XBOX 360 - I guess that just about does it! Well, except for the PS3, but I don't think anyone is actually buying those anymore, so we'll just wait on that for a bit. You know, until they maybe lower the price or fix the buggy hardware or release at least a few interesting games that aren't also available on other cheaper consoles.
Posted by charlie on February 5th 2007