For a console that’s broken all sorts of records around the world, the PlayStation 4 has been curiously absent from the top of most retailers’ best sellers lists in recent weeks. That’s because the system has been more-or-less sold out since it originally released on 15th November in North America. However, a substantial supply of stock at Amazon.com has rocketed the super machine straight back to the summit.
We reported on the platform’s availability overnight, prompting readers to be swift if they wanted to secure the system – but it remained available for several hours before eventually exhausting the entirety of the online plaza's pre-Christmas allocation. That may lead you to believe that the demand for the device wasn’t as high as recent reports have suggested, but it was more than enough for the hardware to leapfrog its competitors and take control of the online retailer’s video games category. We’re sure that Jack Tretton’s enjoying a celebratory swig of champagne as we type.
Seriously, though, it’s just nice to see new units available in the region. Sony’s latest console has done incredibly well over the past month, but the lack of stock has been a bit of blemish on its otherwise outstanding achievements. Let’s hope that the platform holder can keep the supply flowing once the holidays have come to a close.
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I think I've figured out why both of the new consoles have sold so well. People who grew up in what I call the golden era of gaming (the 90's) now have jobs and can spend the money on the new machines. When the PS3 came out I was a freshman in college so it was my Christmas present. I couldn't have bought it myself. It's all about who has grown up having video games a big part of their life
@BornOfEvil Yo man that was deep
I don't know, I had the money to get a PS3 back in 2006 but the system was such a complete mess for the first couple years compared to the 360. Besides, you have to draw a line somewhere, $600 for a home console is asinine- for that price, might as well just spend some extra $ and go PC. That $600 price tag was even worse due to the fact that there were no great exclusives and the ports of the best multiplat games were vastly inferior to the versions on the direct competition's machine which was $200 less expensive. Sony handled the launch a lot better this time around. There may not be a huge blockbuster exclusive, but Killzone is a good game and the year's best multiplats are tops on PS4, plus the machine has a nice price tag considering it's the most powerful console on the market. Of course, it's still early. Sony eventually turned PS3 around, we'll see how PS4 goes in the long run. I don't think we can get too excited about sales right now. I'll just say it seems like there's more hype for the PS4 than there was for PS3 in the same time frame so hopefully that means even better things going forward. Have to deliver the games to keep the momentum though, so I'm looking forward to seeing what Sony has cooked up. inFamous: Second Son, DriveClub and MLB 14 The Show is a good start for the beginning of the year, but I want to see more on The Order, definitely more about Uncharted 4 and lets see what Bend, Japan and other studios are up to.
Amazing what a little stock can do!
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