The Playstations ARE being airlifted and the shipments consist of 33,000-50,000 units to the US and those are coming in every week until January 1st. If you have a chance DONT BUY THEM. I got and sold 2 on release day and then picked up another on 1.5 weeks later. After watching the prieces SOAR down, i decided ot keep it which I am really happy I did. Most people are loosing or make $10 per console now becasue the opoular demand is Gone.