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Sony Pleads for Patience Over PS4 Stock Situation

Posted by Sammy Barker

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As has been a recurring topic on this very website, the PlayStation 4 is hard to find. Sony’s next generation console has been selling like wildfire since its release late last year, and the manufacturer is still yet to properly replenish store shelves. In fact, the firm has warned that it could take months for the ravenous demand to be fully satisfied – even though it insists that it hasn’t created an artificial shortage.

The big problem for the platform holder is that Microsoft’s slightly less popular Xbox One is now more or less readily available in most of the territories where it’s been released, leaving consumers in those regions with a bit of dilemma over which to buy. However, asked for advice on Twitter, likeable Worldwide Studio’s president Shuhei Yoshida simply responded, “Be patient.” Seems like a sound suggestion from where we’re sitting.

It’s been a while since we last received an update on the PS4’s global sales figures. We know that the platform holder had sold 2.1 million units around the time of the system’s European launch, but the company hasn’t provided any information on its performance through December. Still, the electronics giant intends to sell five million units by the end of March, so it’s going to need to get store shelves restocked pretty soon if it's going to be in with a chance of meeting its forecast.

[via twitter.com, gamespot.com]

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User Comments (5)

BornOfEvil

#1

BornOfEvil said:

I was just at Walmart and I only saw one PS4, which is unusual because I normally see zero - and not far away were 10-12 Xbox One's.

hydeks

#2

hydeks said:

my local Gamestop and Ebgames (yes, for some reason my city has both oO) they're still trying to get PS4's in for people who pre-ordered them! I want a PS4 and can wait, but this seems to always be an issue with Sony when releasing a new system, they never have enough stock for the demand :-P

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#4

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

Xbox one sales will be slightly increased due to the lack of available ps4 stock but I doubt its significant. Get a move on

charlesnarles

#5

charlesnarles said:

@hydeks ew, that's awful. Do you live on the moon?
And they're gonna keep selling out as soon as they restock. Just gotta build 'em and shelf 'em.

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