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Sony: Retailers Will Continue To Get Regular PS4 Shipments

If you didn't manage to snag a PlayStation 4 during the European launch, don't worry.

SCE UK Managing Director Fergal Gara told The Gaming Liberty that he isn't worried about the PS4 supply situation for the holidays and beyond. While stock will get sold through now and again, retailers will continue to get regular shipments:

"Winding the clock back, as we started to see the bigger demand for consoles later than we expected, but we’ve done everything we can do to increase production. This has given us more than we were expecting some weeks and months back for example – so that is a good job. Stock is flowing over time so there is regular replenishments! Even if it was to sell out this weekend, we expect more stock to be available next weekend for example. It might pop in and out of stock between now and Christmas, and yes, we do apologise to anyone that can’t get one, but again, we would ask for patience."

We imagine this is probably the case for all regions where the PS4 is available. They're definitely going to make it as available as possible, so most interested consumers can have one before year's end. It never used to be that way but hey, Sony approached this launch very differently than they have in the past. One might even say they pulled a complete 180...

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, sony, ps4 sales

12/1/2013 10:44:25 PM John Shepard

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Comments (13 posts)

Jawknee
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 11:19:02 PM
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I haven't seen a PS4 on the shelf anywhere.

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Kiryu
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 11:26:25 PM
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I hear Europe also PS4 sold 1million consoles

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slow and smart
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 2:03:21 AM
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Very good Sony,this is very important so that it is not only having the lead,but also STAYING the leader

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___________
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 3:04:03 AM
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regular shipments?
so why is the second shipment not coming in till 23rd of december?
i dunno about you, but a whole month is not exactly what i would define as regular!
and now stores are saying if you dident preorder before november 20th you wont be getting yours till feb!
yup, 3 shipments in the space of 4 months, thats totally regular!
sigh.
when will $ony stop treating their customers like they were born yesterday?

it was funny i was at DSE in the city on saturday and again today, and overheard like 5 phone calls each day of people asking about ps4 stock poor guy was starting to get the cranks.
you can only answer a question so many times before you want to leap through the phone, grab the person by the ear, and hand them their reading glasses and lead them to the website.
yea, see that out of stock logo?
hmmmmmmmm, wonder what that means?



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karneli lll
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 8:40:37 AM

You seem to be mad at everyone for some reason.

There will be shortages; that's why Sony had pre-orders going over a year before the console became available.

The shipments sound pretty regular to me. Or maybe you expect a factory to chug out a million consoles a week (not economically feasible btw)?!

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slow and smart
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 12:18:11 PM

they did'nt thought that M$ would blew it hahaha and now PS4 is number 1 in the usa and in the uk [great isn't it?],and still the shipments will come you have to wait a little bit,no problem everything is better than buying a xboxone

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___________
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 11:39:26 AM

and where did i say there would not be shortages?
oh and preorders did not open up a year before release, it was announced late feb!
just saying having such few stock replenishments within the time frame is hardly what i would call regular shipments.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 5:05:33 AM
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yeah definately i think the fact that the shipments are faster than last time but i think they sud get it going faster if they can but for future launches they sud have up to 5 or 10 mil console ready or on the way going into launch so that the stock gets replenished more quickly.

happy gaming =)

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pillz81
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 4:34:21 PM

More stock on Black Friday would have been a great boon for Sony since people were reporting that PS4s sold out, while Xbones were still on shelves.

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pillz81
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 4:32:41 PM
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Just read an article on Yahoo titled "Report: Xbox One tops PS4 on Black Friday"
Of course, it is misleading the reader since it is revealed that it is not based on actual sales figures nor does it count the PS4 sales on the week of the release.

The first line of the article says,"The Xbox One seems to have won the first round of the latest console war."

Utterly dubious.

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SASSYGIRL82
Monday, December 02, 2013 @ 6:04:49 PM
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Lol xbo es were still on shelves because ppl chose ps4s 1st n left the xboxs n idk mr line 4 a name posts here anymore he talks trash n puts his opinions as facts sony is the only 1 that actually knows when ps4s ship n to where retails just guesstamate n they do it conservativly they dont wanna tell ppl ps4 will be here n there not so lol if ur not a so y employ u dont know more than any1 else u have turned a man once known 2 be a positive influence on here into a rude negative nancy n an anti sony almost M$ fanboy gezz lol thumbs down 2 u

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rachetdude427
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 9:33:58 PM
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I called toys r us today and asked they had a ps4 in stock and they said no but they said there is a shipment they are getting around the weekend and the ps4 might come in the shipment

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richfiles
Friday, December 06, 2013 @ 5:56:06 PM
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I work at a rural small town (population about 14000) Gamestop. We had an additional shipment reserved for black Friday, and since then we received another shipment as well (yeah, only days later). Sounds exactly like what the article describes.

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