There’ll come a day when you’ll be able to walk into a shop and purchase a PlayStation 4 without needing to worry about whether or not it’s actually in stock – but that moment is not now. Sony’s next generation system has been in short supply in the UK since its release on 29th November, and remains difficult to find in retail stores. Fortunately, as our recent reports have indicated, there is still hope that you’ll be able to secure a system before Christmas.

VG247 reports that supermarket giant Asda is holding its supply back until 13th December, when it’ll put a bunch of wild systems on store shelves. We recently contacted the outfit and were informed that new stock will be available before 25th December, but it wouldn’t tell us when those units would be put out for general sale. We have a sneaking suspicion that it’s going to announce this soon, as if it’s stockpiling hardware it may have some form of promotion in mind.

As is always the case, it’s best to check with your local branch as often as possible before making any long journeys. Tesco has indicated to us that it is expecting deliveries of the device to arrive more frequently over the coming weeks, so it’ll be interesting to see if the console becomes easier to find in the run-up to Christmas. Assuming that it doesn’t, don’t forget to turn your attention to our UK PS4 stock guide for more pointers.

[via vg247.com]