Sony says PS4 to remain in short supply until April
Sony has said that it predicts PS4 will remain in short supply until April. Since the PlayStation 4 launched back in November, consumers have found the console to be in limited supply, with over 5.3 million units being sold already.
Speaking to MCV, PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara revealed how the success of the console has exceeded Sony’s expectations and when they expect the console to be more readily available.
“I can’t work it out precisely. But based on what I’ve seen so far, I think it is going to be tricky until around about April,” said Gara. “You might get a fortnight or a week here or there where it is more available, but we should be back to free supply by about April. That’s our best guess. It might be a little earlier than that, or it might be a little later. But we’ll get there.”
Gara went on to state, “PS4 pre-orders were obviously a strong indicator of what was going to happen, but they were so big that we were pinching ourselves and wondering if people were pre-ordering in more than one place, and if some of these pre-orders were real.”
“We were getting numbers we never imagined, let alone seen before. But it proved to be real. How do I reconcile that? I think the world has changed since we launched PS3.”