Friday, November 23, 2007

PS2 Playstation 2 New Design - New Import, In Stock

From the Manufacturer
Tokyo, November 6, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced a newly designed PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system (SCPH-90000), which will become available in Japan on November 22nd, 2007 at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen (including tax). The newly designed PlayStation 2 will come in three color variations of “Charcoal Black”, “Ceramic White” and “Satin Silver”. Vertical Stand for PlayStation 2 will also become available on November 22nd, 2007 in the same three colors at a recommended retail price of 1,500 yen (including tax).

While inheriting the functions of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture of the new system has been completely overhauled, resulting lighter in weight. The newly designed PlayStation 2 will have a built-in AC adapter, further improving users’ convenience to enjoy various entertainment contents anywhere at home.

In the 8th year from its launch in 2000, PlayStation 2 continues to be strongly supported by a wide demographic of users around the world. Reaching the remarkable milestone of 120 millionth sales in shorter period than the original PlayStation® did, the world of PlayStation 2 further expands as more new and attractive software titles are to be released this coming holiday season and beyond. With the newly designed PlayStation 2, together with the lineup of forthcoming new game titles, SCEJ will continue to expand the market and create a new world of computer entertainment.

Post Holiday Blues II

A bunch of Playstation 2 New Design consoles which were released in Japan this week arrived a few minutes ago but none of the import game shipments have arrived yet.

It's getting late in New York City and we're doubtful that the aforementioned "B" teams will deliver the shipments to us in time for our staffers to process and ship all of the imports that are scheduled to arrive today. In any case, based on our previous experience with temporary workers at UPS and Fedex, we're going to call it a day and assume that they won't make it in time. If anything changes between now and 4:30PM EST, we'll post another update.

Due to the problem, please note that all preorders for the NDS Dragon Quest IV, PS2/PC FFXI Altana no Kamihei, NDS Ryuusei no Rockman 2, and everything else will now ship on Monday. Apologies for the delay but we have little control over the courier teams that are roaming the roads.

Post Holiday Blues

The "B" team and possibly the "C" team are in force today at UPS and Fedex. This means the regular workers and drivers are still on vacation and an army of temp workers are handling the holiday shift.
One of our import shipments from Japan arrived this morning which contained things we didn't need but everything else is still somewhere out there. According to tracking updates this morning, our remaining import shipments are all "Out for Delivery" so there's a good chance that we'll receive the rest later today. Til then, we'll twiddle thumbs, collectively stare at the north wall, look outside through the frosted windows, and if we're really lucky - shingle the roof in freezing temperatures.
In related news, please note that UPS is not picking up GROUND or 3-DAY shipments today. They'll only be picking up and shipping out 1-DAY and 2-DAY packages. As such, UPS Ground and 3-DAY packages will ship out on Monday.