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PlayStation Camera Supply Depleted, So "Please Be Patient"

If you're still looking for the PlayStation Camera, you're hardly the only one.

Sony senior staff developer support engineeer Chris Norden confirmed at the Game Developers Conference that the PS4 camera is "severely supply constrained."

Norden also revealed that the Camera had an attach rate of around 15 percent, which - considering the PS4's 6.3 million sales - comes to about 900,000 units. He also said Sony underestimated demand for the peripheral, so Norden asks seeking consumers to "please be patient," as he doesn't know when retailer stock will be replenished. If you didn't already know, Microsoft's Xbox One comes with its camera, Kinect.

Then again, it's also $100 more than the PS4, which is proving to be a major stumbling block.

Tags: ps4 camera, playstation 4 camera, playstation eye

3/19/2014 10:04:12 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 10:43:12 PM
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900,000 × $60 = a bathtub of money.

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Kryten1029a
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 11:47:20 PM
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There's a shortage of these things? Apparently Playroom is a bigger draw than I suspected!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 12:33:47 AM
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I wonder why it's popular. Hmmm, this thing must be more popular with youngins than PS3 if dads are getting ready for their kids to play the kiddy camera games.

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Feryx
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 1:11:20 AM
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It has to be for Twitch and Ustream users. They want their face out there.

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frylock25
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 2:39:46 AM
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i found one of the cameras in walmart the other day while shopping with my daughter. i grabbed it right away. it is a quality camera in my opinion.

myself i have no interest in streaming myself with the camera like so many people seem to want to do. i really dont understand this thing that is going on. people sit on the camera and have people watch them do random things. most of the time it is just comments to whatever girl is on screen, "take your clothes off", "do you do this sexual thing" or "your fat".

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trumpetmon65
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 3:46:04 AM
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Well,I would say that makes a good case for developers to start making good (read:GOOD) games for the little peripheral that could. I've always thought the setup was a great idea, but nothing has come out that really takes advantage of it all that well. Hopefully that install base will get some people working.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 5:22:38 AM
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i think it's a pit in the eye of M$ but it just hows u if given the option and not forced some people are gunna buy it anyway.

happy gaming =)

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___________
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 6:32:24 AM
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really?
wow, stores are chock full of them here!
maybe they should send some over there then.
wish $ony would hurry up and announce something that will use the light bar and camera, give people a reason to own the camera, and give them a reason to put up with that dam light which keeps reflecting in my glossy TV screen getting distracting and frustrating as hell!
tempted to put some duct tape over it but i dont want the controller getting sticky so........

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Harerazer
Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 10:29:37 AM
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I got one for XMas and while it does do everything they claim, I just don't see the big deal for using it. Like stated before all people do is either paste their face into the corner (looking at the TV screen so you only see a side view) or sit around on a couch in their underwear talking. However it's those underwear vids that always have 100's of viewers so...to each his own.

BTW, you DO NOT need the camera to stream your gameplay so it's not that use that is causing the sales jump.

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