That's a good question. If it was up to store managers to order them I could see them being very conservative on the numbers they stocked because of the history of WP. Or was it was a corporate decision to send x amount based on past volumes of all sales?
I showed up at the store when it opened, so I was the first customer. I spotted 3 other people buying the Lumia 900 being helped by other salespersons. I don't know what color they got. I got the cyan one.