It looks like many retailers don’t want to give out a number on how many consoles they have as many news reports are saying that they are not going to tell, and when asked when the next shipment will be coming, the answer is usually “we get stock every day” or “keep checking back as we will have more soon”. Neither answer is very concrete. It looks like first day shortages have already begun as places begin selling out of the consoles. Oddly enough it looked like there were as much as three times the amount of core systems than premium systems in most locations which made more people disappointed as the premium package is even more highly wanted by the gaming community.
I feel really bad for those that lined up and were turned away or were given the choice of grabing the core console or no console when they were looking to buy the premium console.