If retailers are indeed holding back stock for whatever reason, is there any justifiable reason for them to do so? What do they stand to gain?
happy customers. or more so.. avoiding unhappy customers who show up on Friday for the much advertised MK8DX only to find that they can't get the console to play it on.
in the case of what we're talking about.. it's not about manufacturing demand. It's about making sure units are available at a time when instant demand for the system will be at its highest (thus resulting in angry customers if its not available)