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After not being able to buy a PlayStation 3 at or around the US launch (unless you headed to eBay), over half of a group of retail stores surveyed in the US had PS3s in stock, while you couldn't find a Wii for love nor money.

An analyst has jumped to the conclusion that demand for the market leader's new console may be soft because you're now able to walk right in and buy one.

American Technology Research analyst Paul-Jon McNealy said, "Our channel checks yesterday of 52 retail stores, from boutiques to big-box retailers, showed that 28 of the 52 stores had PS3 consoles in stock, while none had Wii consoles in stock."

Sony is currently airlifting over 100,000 PS3 units to the US every week and the firm's US spokesman Dave Karraker said of the search results that, "It isn't because demand has weakened, it is because we have kept the supply pipeline moving."