Suffice it to say, it's been a busy week in DVDBO-land. The run up to the launch of 2 new consoles, a whole slew of new features, the introduction of Toshiba's new lineup of HD-DVD players. Yup. It's been a busy one, I'll tell ya!
First off, the question of the moment is "Whuzzup with the PS3?". Short answer: we don't know. I'm sure most of you cats have heard about Sony's recent crackdown on overseas shipping for their new console, which has caused quite the headache on the part of other retailers like ourselves. Our solution is to keep it buttoned up until we receive official word from Sony as to what the rules shall be. Compounding the problem is the fact that the Japanese megacorp has been mercilessly tight-lipped on the topic.
In other news, Nintendo launched its Wii this weekend. Of course, you already knew that (unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, at least). Thankfully, supply on this one is much better, with Nintendo spokespeople boasting an expected 4 million units to be shipped out by January. Will that happen? We hope so. While we didn't see near the numbers we were hoping for launch day, we are optimistic that we'll be able to get most of our preorders filled within the coming weeks. Does that mean you should be lining up at your local Electronics Emporium in hopes of picking one up sooner? Not necessarily. Supply in brick and mortor shops appears to be lower than ours, which has lead a number of customers back to Good Ol' DVDBoxOffice to get their Wii the easy way: no lineups, no contending with traffic, no smug faced chaps in polo shirts telling you and your fellow shoppers for the zillionth time that the store is out of stock and no they don't know when there will be more available.
And capping things off, we added a new affiliate program to our roster, allowing people to make money from us for a change, just by hosting a DVDBO banner on their web site. For more information on this, take a look here.