PlayStation 4

Stock shortages prompted the PlayStation 4 to fall behind the Xbox One in last month’s NPD report, so Sony is going to need to up its supply if it intends to maintain its slender next generation lead in North America. Fortunately, there are signs that the sought after system is starting to filter into physical and online stores nationwide, with Best currently showing the console as available.

Even better, the electronics giant is not forcing you to purchase a bundle, so you can pick up the machine on its own for just $399.99. Earlier this week, specialist franchise GameStop also announced that it would have new units on display in “select stores”, though these were expected on Wednesday, and have likely been exhausted by now.

Nevertheless, there are signs that the new device is gradually becoming easier to find. The system has been in and out of stock all day on Target's website, as the Japanese giant scrambles to get more hardware into the channel. As always, if you’re still hunting for a platform, we recommend phoning around your local stores and getting a feel for the situation in your area. Let us know how you get on.

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