Stores in the UK will be packed as there will be around 500,000 Xbox 360’s for the European launch of the very popular console. The US was able to secure around 1 million for launch, and that was no where near enough. Looks like there will be a shortage in the UK when the new console is released.
The biggest question now is not if there will be a shortage, but when will there be new stock. Most places are hoping to fill all pre-orders by christmas time, but some rumours and estimates say it might not be until March that most of the orders are satisfied. Maybe Microsoft should not have done a world wide launch?