$GME If they really want to lock-in some of the those customers that are on the fence about where they get their console, they should take deposits on pre-orders (that are refundable), so hold your place in line. In Canada, many EB games locations didnt offer a waiting list and were essentially told good luck. This means I or others would try to get it whever we could (Best Buy, Walwart, etc). However, if you've paid a deposit to hold your place in line, then you are less likely to shop elsewhere knowing you have a place in line somewhere. Won't change the fact that Sony and Microsoft have console shortages but everybit helps at this point to mantain their sales numbers which are not extraordinary right now.