You Might Have Some Trouble Getting A PS4 This Year

    June 14, 2013
    Zach Walton
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Did you pre-order the PS4 when the price was announced this week? No? Well, you might have some trouble getting one then.

Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, told the Wall Street Journal that demand for the PS4 “may well outstrip supply.” In other words, Sony’s new wonderbox is going to sell out this holiday season. In fact, it may be incredibly hard to find one.

Of course, Sony is absolutely giddy over this news. The company has raised its sales projections for the new console. GameStop has also placed a big bet on Sony’s next-gen console by saying it would purchase every single PS4 Sony can manufacture this year.

Sony apparently didn’t have these kind of expectations going into E3. What happened between then and now to make them so confident? It seems the positive reaction the PS4 received from pretty much everybody at E3 has Sony feeling like it’s on top of the world.

In fact, the PS4 has claimed the top spot on the Amazon best sellers list for video games. The DualShock 4 controller as well as the PS4 version of Watch Dogs populate the top 10. It should be noted that the PS4 does show up twice on the Amazon best sellers list, but one is the launch day edition that’s already sold out. Those who purchase a PS4 on Amazon now are no longer guaranteed to get a console at launch.

Of course, none of this means that the Xbox One is floundering. It’s still holding on strong at the number two spot on Amazon’s best sellers list. It’s been there for five days now as gamers flocked to preorder the console after Microsoft’s E3 press conference. It’s safe to say that Xbox One demand might outstrip supply as well.

The main takeaway from all of this is that core gamers are really excited for the next generation. It’s been eight years since we’ve seen the introduction of new consoles and the core gamer is ready for something new. Those who missed out on preordering early might just have to wait a bit longer for the next generation to arrive.

[h/t: GamesRadar]
  • Minicred5

    No way, I will support Microsofts gaming devision anymore after this,

    Just preordered a PS4

  • Gasolina

    I’m so disappointed in Microsoft right now.

    I was huge fan of the Xbox 360, but after hearing about these restrictions being imposed, I don’t think I will be buying any more Xbox’s

    Well, PS4 it is then!

  • USMCVol

    PS4 preordered. Hoping for an October release date.

  • agantai

    isn’t the point of releasing it early in europe is to take the lead in console sales ? so if they sell out early the remaining customers may buy the awful xboxone. i think they have to make the ps4 available for all to buy at anytime.

    • http://none medman

      They would love to meet the supply but parts from their suppliers are limited, as is to be expected for new hardware.

      • http://none medman

        I meant meet the demand. Forgive my crippled fingers.