Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Slow Week

Aside from goofy cheerleaders, idiots burning France, and the research being done on Supreme Court Justice nominee, Alito, this week has been rather, well, boring.

Even Microsoft's news of it's game console, Xbox 360, seems rather weak. Microsoft is predicting sales to be rather skewed, due to the fact that their newest Xbox will be the only contender in this year's Christmas sales. What a shame. I believe in fierce competition and therefore wish Sony would get off their butts and sell Playstation 3. But alas, I'll have to wait.

This strategy, of avoiding direct console sales openings with Microsoft, may be beneficial. Besides, Christmas sales wane the week before Christmas day and might not be the bang Microsoft is looking for. Yet, and I do mean yet, stranger things have happened...

(Cue flashback...)

Remember the authentic cabbage patch dolls? People were stealing them from each other's trunks. And how about the first Power Ranger dolls? I can remember lines of people, in front of toy stores, just to get the "Red Ranger". Tickle-Me-Elmo? Nintendo Gameboy SP's? Microsoft Xbox? Halo? Halo2? Freaky how people act over a toy or game.

My piece of advice: Start shopping now before you lose your senses. You'll thank yourself, and Santa, later.

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