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Amazon predicts PS3 Slim shortages

Sony’s soon to be released PS3 Slim is already at the top of the Amazon pre-order charts in both the UK and North America – and the retailer is warning that shortages of the console are likely come its release next month.

Gamasutra reports that Amazon has contacted those who have already ordered the console to warn of great demand” and has limited pre-orders to one per household in an effort to spread its allocation as far as possible.

It’s also gone as far to tell North American customers that it expects shortages” across the territory.

Interestingly, in the UK arm of the store the current 80GB PS3 model is just 19th in the most ordered items charts – though it has climbed significantly since the price dropped to 250.

How many customers will be looking to snap up the ‘fat’ machine with the new model so close to release remains to be seen.

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