Prepare for dissapointment. Spoke to a a guy at customer services at Play.com today. He informed me that microsoft sent them a memo and they only expect to get only 1% of the stock needed to fill the pre-orders they have and added that he was being optimistic at that figure. I pre-ordered 2 back in May (over 6 months ago) and it's looking like I won't receive either Although play were happy to inform me that the games should be in plentiful supply WTF idiots! If they cant supply the console why would I want the games? Thankfully I pre-ordered from Smyths, and they stopped taking pre-orders at the huge figure of 5 consoles! Hopefully i'll receive one of them I contacted Gameplay afterwards as my cousin has pre-ordered from them, and they informed me that they expect around 50-100 consoles at the most, even though their pre-orders top over 3,000. Whilst I'm delighted by a world wide release, it's looking like microsoft have not been able to produce anything like what they were expecting. The whole of the UK & Ireland was expected to recieve an alotment of 50,000 consoles. Going on what online retailers and stores are saying it looks like 25-30 thousand will be optomistic. Ebay.co.uk & .ie are going to be very busy this christmas indeed.