Do you enjoy console shortages? Get used to it

According to a recent report by Reuters, shortages of both the Wii and PlayStation 3 will continue well into 2007. It’s a little of what I like to call: O Rly? Our favorite people in the world, an analyst, has stated the obvious for the news organization:

American Technology Research analyst Paul-Jon McNealy said that since Sony shipment numbers include units in transit or in warehouses, the company’s target of 1 million could translate to 600,000 to 800,000 units at retail by year end.

McNealy said investors and game makers tempered their forecasts for the PS3s since initial numbers fell short. He added that the PS3 will likely remain scarce through the June quarter.

“They have to launch in Europe, and they’re stretched,” said McNealy. Wii shortages could ease in the March quarter, he said.

There you have it. If you missed the next-gen boat this holiday season, you may be stuck waiting at the docks for a few months more. Or, you know, you could get the best choice right now, the Xbox 360.

[Via Gamasutra

Robert Summa