The PlayStation 3 is the most popular toy on the market right now. A lot of people are searching for them to purchase as a Christmas gift. Most retail stores around the USA only received a handful of PS3s.

People were reported arriving outside these stores the night before to get their hands on one. Some stores decided to give each person who showed up the day they were released a ticket. Then they drew numbers. Those with the lucky tickets had the priveledge of purchasing the Playstation 3 system.

For those who were not able to buy one from a retailer, it cost them quite a bit to get one anywhere else. There were advertisements in the newspapers offering them for sale. Auction sites including Ebay and Yahoo Auctions sold them like hotcakes.

The opening bids were quite a bit more than the PlayStation 3 cost retail. For parents who wanted to avoid didn’t want disappointed kids on Christmas morning, the cost was not an issue. Many gaming enthusiasts also tried their hardest to obtain the new Playstation 3.

The MSRP of the PS3 system is $499 on average. You can find it for a bit more or less if you shop around, but that will be the general ballpark figures. On eBay, they’re selling for between $700 and $1,000 each. Many people may be asking what is it about the PS3 that lead to such a demand?

Some individuals have decided not to pay the cost of a PS3. They decided to steal them instead. There were a high number of reported break-ins at retailers across the country. In a few cases, all that was stolen was the supply of PS3 consoles. That seems a bit extreme to me, but it is happening. Many shoppers were attacked for their PS3 once they started out of the store. In some cases, these shoppers found themselves empty handed in minutes because of the thieves.

The PS3 comes with outstanding memory capabilities. You can play games on it as well as watch DVDs. The games for PS1 & PS2 will work on the PS3 system, and you will see high definition on them. The Playstation 3 is supposed to be the most powerful video game unit on the market, at approximately twice the power of XBox 360. It is also 35 times more powerful than its predecessor, the Playstation 2.

, you can use your {PS3 console for online gaming free. You will also get to download games and movies from the Internet for your PS3. The Playstation 3 comes built with 256 MB Main RAM @ 3.2 GHz and 256 MB VRAM @700 MHz. The console features Dolby sound for top quality. The upgrades to this system are very obvious in the visual appearance of the games.

PS3 was the most in- demand gift this holiday season. Gamers all over the world were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the PS3 under their Christmas tree.

Many will be disappointed though because even Santa can’t supply enough for the demand worldwide. Sadly, this may result in some customers making the choice to purchase the new XBox 360 or Nintendo Wii system just to have some kind of gaming system to put under the tree this year.