Sony’s next-gen super machine will remain supply constrained until the summer, group president Andrew House has told the Wall Street Journal. Previously, the platform holder indicated that the PlayStation 4 would become readily available in April, but the aforesaid executive stressed that the organisation is still struggling to keep up with demand in North America and Europe.

Back at the start of the month, the manufacturer revealed that it had sold 6 million next-gen consoles, putting it ahead of its projections for the fiscal year. At the Tokyo Game Show, the company said that it expected to sell five million units by the end of March, but it stands a good chance of being closer to seven million units once the figures are tallied up.

Of course, while the stock shortages are a sign of the system’s success, they’re also frustrating for fans trying to track down the format. The console has been sold out for much of the month here in the UK, and still remains something of a challenge to find in the USA. Assuming that the company does get on top of things in the summer, it better use that time effectively, as Destiny is certain to bring another uptick of interest in September.

[via blogs.wsj.com]