In another castle

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you haven’t secured a PlayStation 4 console yet, then the chances of tracking one down before Christmas are slim. There’s still a sliver of hope, however, if you happen to reside near a GAME store. The British retailer announced earlier today that it will have “thousands” of new Xbox One consoles available over the weekend – but it may have Sony's latest system in stock, too.

"GAME worked with Sony and had some PS4s flown in at the start of the week,” a representative told Joystiq. “There is a limited amount of PS4s available in GAME stores, but these are expected to go shortly, so interested customers should make their way to the nearest GAME as soon as they can." We also checked in with the retailer and were informed that there's still a chance that more units will be made available online and in-store before 25th December.

At this point, the best advice that we can offer is to keep in constant contact with any shops and supermarkets in your area, and be prepared to drop everything if you want to snag a system. We have seen a couple of PS4s in the wild over the past few weeks, but the problem is that they’re getting snapped up almost as quickly as they hit store shelves. Keep searching, and remember: there will definitely be new consoles available in the New Year, so don’t be too disheartened if you miss out.