Tag Archives: demand
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 10:43 GMT
Sky and Microsoft have put the fact they had to pull 360′s Sky service the same day it launched because too many people wanted it. Good planning, there.
“Sky Player on Xbox 360 launched on Tuesday 27th October and was met with phenomenal demand, with many tens of thousands of customers attempting to sign up within the first hour of launch,” the companies said in a statement.
“Unfortunately due to the unprecedented levels of simultaneous demand, we did not have the capacity to satisfy all service requests and therefore temporarily suspended all access to the service.
“Today, the rollout will be implemented in phases to ensure that consumers experience both a smooth sign-up process and high-quality experience. We apologise to all customers that have not been able to experience Sky Player on Xbox 360, we assure them that this is being rectified and we thank them for their patience.”
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 10:28 GMT
Nintendo’s having a tough time keeping up with demand for Wii in Australia, the company’s says here, despite pulling in continual stock updates.
“We put 10,000 units of Wii hardware into the market in the first week of January, and that sold through almost immediately as retailers were still filling Christmas demand,” said Nintendo Australia PR Heather Murphy. “We are also shipping out 10,000 units of Wii hardware from today and then again later this week. We also have more stock arriving in late February and then more shipments in March and April. We are continually putting stock into the market, but the demand from consumers is still outstripping supply.”
Australian retailers contacted as a result of that piece said they had no idea when they were going to be getting their next batch of machines, with some saying they’d received as few as six machines per store in their last shipment.
Welcome to the club, Australia. You want to go to Germany. They’ve got loads of them.