Here's something you already know - the 3DS comes out in Australia today. Here's something else you probably know, but we're about to confirm it - your chances of getting a 3DS without a pre-order are slim, and they're about to get slimmer. We've just done a call around of all the major stores in our area. The verdict? Head to Pitt Street Mall's JB Hifi, because everywhere else is practically sold out - at 10am on the day of launch.
Yes, according to 'Dave' from JB Hifi in Pitt Street Mall in Sydney, they had 'plenty' in stock, but his comrades over at World Square and Moore Park only had two a piece. Another JB I called had 15, but that was about as good as it got.
EB Games had a similar situation. The store in George St had one left, Broadway had three and the store in Greenwood Plaza had two black ones.
Yep the situation is grim. All outlets expected to have sold out by the end of the day.
Outside of specialist retailers the picture becomes even more bleak. Big W are only selling pre-ordered units, and the same goes for Dick Smith.
We recommend calling in advance before heading out - that or just drive over to the JB over Pitt Street. Tell 'Dave' I sent you.
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