It has been less than three months since PlayStation 4 was released in Europe and a little over than that since its North American release. Since day one, Sony’s next generation console has been selling heaps over its competitor Xbox One and this led to an obvious problem; stock shortages.
PlayStation 4 has outperformed expectations even in the eyes of Sony. This obviously meant that the company didn’t have it in their plans to face the demand and supply problems that they are now facing.
Now, the European retailers have been reporting that they have had to send off certain customers because there was no console to sell to them.
PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara believes that the Sony customers will have to hang in there for a little longer. It could take more than a month to sort out the supply problems, he says:
Based on what I’ve seen so far, I think it is going to be tricky until around about April. 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.
Did you expect PlayStation 4 to sell so much?