As if Sony needed any help to lessen its popularity among the masses, import/export company Lik-Sang has shut its doors for good, blaming Sony's legal tactics for its demise and calling for angry customers to "blame Sony." Sony, for their part, basically said that Lik-Sang is being a whiny baby about the whole mess by not showing up in court to contest Sony's lawsuit:
'Lik-Sang' did not contest this case (i.e. they did not turn up and therefore incurred no legal costs). We have been awarded substantial costs against Lik Sang which have not been paid. We would therefore strongly deny that our actions have had anything to do with this website closing, and would suggest that this release is sour grapes on behalf of Lik-Sang."
So ladies and gentlemen, should you decide that you need to get one of those newfangled PS3 consoles before everyone else, it's looking like eBay or a bit of luck in obtaining a pre-order are now your only chances.