tough luck getting on on release thou, espessically if you havent already got a preorder. since you didnt know the release date im assuming you dont know some of the other factors of PS3, sry to be a bit 'patronizing'
-only 400,000 to the US on release. (100,000 for japan, and none for the rest of the world)
-preorders were sold out under a hour due to such small supply
-and it will be US$599 for the 60GB model (lets pretend the 20gb doesnt exist(doesnt have hardly any of the features 60 does))
meanwhile the Wii will have 4 million units worldwide, and preorders sold out after 5-6 hours. price: US$250