It interests me to notice that you are still unable to simply go and buy a Wii from a shop. But on my jaunt to Tescos in Colchester a rather desperate display (although not quite as desperate a display as Sony handing out of free HD tvs to h4rdc0R3 g4|\/|3r5 last night) caught my eye.
Nigh on stacked to the ceiling were boxes promising the idiot Sony fanboys their newest masturbatory fantasy, the cheap Freeview-box styled behemoth, Playstation 3.
There were even some rather embarrassed looking Tescos employees standing around hoping to hold back the crowds. It was more telling that the Gardening implements display was getting more interest than the £424.76 “bargain”. Dotted around here and there were splendid games for the newest next-gen console, including Sonic Hedgehog. Which is brand new. And not ever seen before. Ever. Well, certainly not for £46 a pop. And that appears to be 15% more than the Sony-promised “all games will be 40-quid before discounts”.
So, there’s no hurry. You’ve plenty of time to save up the £600 you’ll need to get the base unit, a couple of games, an extra controller (and an extra charging cable on top of that) a Blu-Ray movie and an HDMI cable.
Next generation? Pah.