Analyst Expects "Initial Shortages" For Both PS4 And Xbox One
Despite reports that Sony would flood the market with plenty of PlayStation 4 consoles this holiday season, one analyst believes consumers will still face frustrating shortages.
In fact, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian told GameSpot that both the PS4 and Xbox One may be hard to come by when they launch later this year. He believes it's "more likely than not that there will be initial shortages." Furthermore:
"This also partly explains why the manufacturers have been somewhat judicious in allocating pre-sale units to retailers, so that there won't be a lot of unhappy customers from day one."
Sebastian also said he believes both consoles will be on store shelves before Black Friday, which would ideally give the manufacturers a chance to replenish supply before Christmas is upon us. He added that console launches "are really the only equivalent of a 'red carpet' event for the industry." Now, don't you find that a little sad? It seems as if gaming will never enjoy the same level of glitz and glamour Hollywood enjoys.
Well, all our celebrities are behind the scenes. That's a big reason why...and let's face it, a lot of those guys don't exactly have the star "look."
7/19/2013 9:20:16 PM Ben Dutka