Will the X-Box 360 fiasco cause FreePay to pre-order a bunch of PS3's, so this doesn't happen for those?
I really doubt it, because they did the same thing with PSPs. Granted, there is more of a demand for the 360s than there was for PSPs.
I really hope they do pre order the ps3s =]
The issue has less to do with Freepay pre-ordering than with manufacturing capacity.
And it's not like they just go pre-order them from BestBuy. Jake has said they had a few vendors lined up to fufill orders, but the vendors were unable to fill them. It all stems from the manufactering delays.
Well, look at it this way.
You have to understand that both the Xbox 360 and PS3 parts are very low yield. These parts take a lot of time to manufacture and testing. Plus, since the demand is so high, it runs into risk for some faulty units, which in the past, PS2 and Xbox had.