November 22nd, 2006

Erstwhile Concept Art

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No, I'm not bitter. Why do you ask?

Let me give you an example of the above. I went into Future Shop yesterday; they had a bunch of empty Wii boxes in a stack on a shelf. Not arranged in anything that would suggest it was an advertising placement or anything, just sort of taking up space like anything would if it were for sale. I suppose if I really wanted to, I could've taken one of the boxes home and put my Gamecube in it and pretended that was the Wii. The "expert" (I find it dubious that changing an employee's shirt from red to black is enough to make him an expert) said not to worry; there was a shipment coming in overnight.

So I gave the store a ring this morning and was cheerfully told that they received twenty-three Wiis last night and sold them to the first twenty-three people in the lineup. Lineup? Yeah, people were lining up for the second shipment just like it was launch day all over again.

Part of me kind of wants to go stand in front of Wal-Mart now (I called around, and I believe their restock is the next one to come in for the area) just so I don't have to go through this process for the next three weeks, and part of me ("Mr. Sensible" I call it) is saying I can really just be patient and pick it up eventually. But it's seeming more and more like you have to be completely fucking mental to get one of these suckers. I am aware of what this statement means to those of you on my friends list who are already sixteen hours into the new furry Zelda game or whatever.