Sony: Current PS4 Demand Won't Be Met Until January/February
If you're still hoping to find a PlayStation 4 before the end of the year, you unfortunately might be out of luck.
Although some retailers may still get a few, it seems the PS4 will be "supply-challenged" for the rest of 2013. During a recent Guardian interview with SCE CEO Andrew House, we learn that Sony doesn't expect to satisfy the current demand until maybe February:
"So I’d characterise it as being somewhat supply-challenged for the remainder of the calendar year, but hopefully we’ll be able to satisfy that pent-up demand as we get out to January and February."
Despite the lack of available systems, Sony still expects the PS4 to outsell the PS3 during the first fiscal year period (for the PS3, it was November 2006 - March 2007); Sony sold 3.5 million PS3 units during that time frame. They anticipate selling at least 5 million units during that same five-month window this time around. They also expect to have sold 3 million units by the end of 2013, which is only about 10 days away. At last check, they had sold 2.1 million worldwide; the PS4 is now available in 48 countries.
Think they can make it?
12/20/2013 10:14:29 PM Ben Dutka