220,000 PS3s prepare to invade the UK

Stockpiles are being stockpiled, consignments are being consigned, the first wave of PS3s bound for Europe are being readied – and we're only ge

Stockpiles are being stockpiled, consignments are being consigned, the first wave of PS3s bound for Europe are being readied – and we're only getting 220,000 of them.Sony Computer Entertainment's UK managing director, Ray Maguire, broke the news in an interview for the Guardian. He's said just 22 per cent of the million or so machines bound for Europe on 23rd March will be diverted to this fair isle.By our reckoning that means just one in every 273 of us Brits will be treated to the likes of Ridge Racer 7, Resistance: Fall of Man and the awesome Motorstorm come launch day.The 60,387,153 PS3-less others will miss out on gaming in full 1080p Sony quality. Then again, they'll probably also miss out on queuing round the block for several weeks, catching pneumonia and losing their girlfriends. Which would you rather do?

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