T (minus) 7 Days Hard job? I guess that's one way of putting it Source Now I'll answer Jenny's question. The X-Box 360 was in excruciatingly short supply. There will be more Wii systems available than there were 360s, and the Wii is anticipated to not keep up with demand! Source As you can see there, Nintendo is expecting to have 6 million by the end of the year, but that is still projecting a shortfall on demand! With barely 4 million each of the PS3 and 360 expected between now and the end of the year, it's only the Wii and PS3 analysts are worried will fall short on supply to reach the demanding public. The fact that somebody you knew was able to pick up a 360 just a week after launch is quite rare.