360 steps it up

Word on the street from Microsoft is that it has stepped up its orders for Xbox 360 chips. The new order effectively doubles the number of chips expected to be available for new machines. This means that pretty soon you won't have to shiver in the cold of a Best Buy parking lot hoping to have the opportunity to purchase one of the sought-after consoles.

It also means that Microsoft is putting its money where its mouth is and making good on statements made by Vice President Peter Moore in aninterview held at our offices a couple of weeks ago.

Of course, you can always have one immediately from eBay if you and a hundred friends want to pool your cash...