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by Ben — Dec 03
but many of the books, software, and accessories are third-party. None of them are empty boxes

Not so-- Photoshop and its ilk are generally empty boxes at Apple Stores, too. Whether or not a box is empty is some function of its value and its size/weight.

You're right about Nintendo's demo units-- more good kiosks don't hurt. But kiosks are expensive and usually in short supply if the console manufacturing is still trying to keep up with consumer demand.

Overall, I agree with the sentiment that it makes you feel like a loser to pick up a hefty product and realize you've been duped into thinking you're looking at the real thing.
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