updated 09:45 pm EDT, Mon October 9, 2006
GameStop pre-orders Tues.
Brace yourself: GameStop and EB Games are taking PS3 pre-orders as of Tuesday morning. GameSpot reports that you'll be asked to put down a $100 deposit (via cash, credit or trade-in), and even then, it's not guaranteed that you'll get your console on November 17th. The consoles available will very limited: eight for most stores, up to 16 for the biggest. Purchases will be further restricted to two employees per store and one system per household. Note that all this information applies exclusively to outlet pre-orders, since online orders will start "after software and accessory availability dates are confirmed."