PlayStation 4 Will Be in Short Supply Until Summer

by William White | March 21, 2014 12:26 pm

PlayStation 4 Will Be in Short Supply Until Summer

Sony (SNE[1]) is having trouble[2] keeping PlayStation 4s on store shelves.

PS4 in box PlayStation 4 Will Be in Short Supply Until Summer[3]The PlayStation 4, which was released in November, has sold over 6 million units. Sony says that sales for the console in every area it’s available in are great and that it’s struggling to keep with with demand, The Wall Street Journal notes.

Sony’s head of the PlayStation division, Andrew House, told WSJ that the company won’t be able to keep steady supplies of the PlayStation 4 until early summer at the soonest.

Retailers are also having a hard time keeping supplies of the PlayStation Camera. The PlayStation 4′s camera surpassed sales expectations largely due to the popularity of Twitch. Twitch is a broadcast service that allows players to live stream video of them playing games online. Sony didn’t take into account for Twitch when releasing camera, GameZone[4] notes.

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Endnotes:
  1. SNE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNE
  2. having trouble: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/03/20/sony-ps4-demand-will-outstrip-supply-into-the-summer/
  3. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/PS4-in-box.jpg
  4. GameZone: http://www.gamezone.com/news/2014/03/21/sony-ps4-camera-shortage-a-result-of-twitch-popularity-and-total-miscalculation
  5. PS4 Stomps Xbox One in January Sales: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/ps4-stomps-xbox-one-january-sales/
  6. PS4 News: Over 100 New PlayStation 4 Games Coming in 2014: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/playstation-4-games-sne-stick-ps4/#.UyxmN6hdWSo
  7. PS4 Friends List Bug: What You Should Know: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/ps4-friends-list-bug-playstation-4/

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