Submitted by atheistium 818d ago | news

Sony factories 'running flat out' to meet PS4 demand

Sony’s factories are “going to be running flat out” to manufacture enough PlayStation 4 hardware to meet demand, Sony Europe boss Jim Ryan has said. (Jim Ryan, PS4, Sony)

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JackStraw  +   818d ago | Well said
what a beautiful thing.
gaelic_laoch  +   818d ago | Funny
And each and every Console made is like a little Child of Kaz looking for a loving home!
aCasualGamer  +   818d ago | Well said
I hope the hard workers are getting extra salory. From working on production myself i've been experiencing some nasty stress and it can have a big toll on the body. Hopefully they get some extra cash.

My PS4 is already booked. =) The main thing i'm looking forward to is down the line when Last of Us sequel comes to PS4.
gaelic_laoch  +   818d ago

As a fellow former production worker I totally agree!!!! Well Said!!!
Angeljuice  +   818d ago | Well said
So long as it doesn't affect the quality of the units produced in an attempt to make up the numbers, this is good news.
scott182  +   818d ago
As a current production worker losing his job soon, and probably going to find another production job (until I finish school). God damn right pay them more!!!
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Drakesfortune  +   818d ago
acasualgamer...they should all get a ps4 each for helping me get my ps4
aCasualGamer  +   818d ago

That sucks, hope you find a better job.
RenegadeRocks  +   818d ago
adorie  +   818d ago
Wtf? Lmaooooooo. Heres a bubble. Lolz
stuna1  +   818d ago
Ha ha ha! My sentiments exactly, lol.

In old wise tales, storks delivered babies to expecting parents! But your comment made me envision Kaz with wings, delivering expecting gamer their PS4's.
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UltimateMaster  +   818d ago
If every PS3 gamer pre-ordered the PS4, they wouldn't have been able to meet the demand.
Luckily for them, I haven't pre-ordered mine yet.
Waiting till Gaikai gets released!
AsimLeonheart  +   818d ago
The Lord of the Consoles: The Return of the King! :-)
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Drithe   818d ago | Immature | show
k-dillinger  +   818d ago
of kaz and ken hes the father of PlayStation.
cunnilumpkin  +   818d ago
"And each and every Console made is like a little Child of Kaz looking for a loving home!"

more like made BY a little child....lol
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dantesparda  +   818d ago
Well these mofos better hurry it up and get enough done to fulfill each and every single preorder plus be able to stock the hell out of the stores, not to mention Xmas to

Oh and p.s. dont mess up to quality of the system in your rush to get the numbers
Anarki  +   818d ago
Though don't rush MY PS4, I don't want it to break on me!!!
Tapioca Cold  +   817d ago
Dude just stfu now.

Oh my god that made me want to hang myself.
abzdine  +   817d ago
Cme on Sony bring it on guys!! The whole world is watching and the whole world wants that sexy little greatness you have for us.
mrmarx  +   818d ago
yeah the games will have multi player communities at launch
Rhinoceros  +   818d ago
Dat Ouya appeal
KwietStorm  +   818d ago
I don't even know what you're trying to say here. What Ouya appeal?
HammadTheBeast  +   818d ago
Um... yeah.... no.
Rhinoceros  +   818d ago
@KwietStorm exactly.

To be honest I am most definitely going to buy a PS4. I will probably get it before I get an X1, but I still hate all of you bandwagon pissants with your grubby fanboyism; how you move the goal posts when it suits you and how you seek to discredit half of the gaming population.

f*** you i'm out
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Benjammin25  +   817d ago
Ok, so your insane.
deadie  +   817d ago

eh ok?

You dont make any sense.

Seek help.
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nunley33  +   817d ago
i think rhino may be refering to the ps4 indie appeal, ouya has alot of that.
alejandroelputo  +   818d ago
There will always be that one or two xbone fans to disagree with those who appreciate what ps4 is achieving even before launch. Just wow.
Heartnet  +   818d ago
Inform me on What the ps4 is Achieving?

all this article tells me is that there slow at producing consoles...

or they made none to begin with...

or like every other company there making there products all the time...
Narutone66  +   817d ago
To you an XB1 fan, PS4 is slow at producing consoles, but in reality, they are running at full speed to meet demands.
"or they made none to begin with.."
You see, the status of PS4 is not the same as the XB1. The PS4 already announced their release date, while the XB1 hasn't. PS4 already passed FCC, while the only FCC documents I see XB1 passed is for the wireless controller.
scott182  +   817d ago
The PS4 is winning over people in the US market as far as pre orders go, the same market that the 360 did so much better in. I think that alone is a grand achievement.
TheLyonKing  +   818d ago
And to think mine is just sitting there waiting for me to give it a hug.
showtimefolks  +   818d ago
i am glad i pre ordered one, i would imagine these would go for a lot on ebay
ChrisW  +   818d ago
Ah... Hyping the old "Supply and Demand" bit. Classic!
ashahab862   818d ago | Spam
younglj01  +   818d ago
Lol damn i smell alot of overtime....
gaelic_laoch  +   818d ago
and sweat!
user7402931  +   818d ago
and tears!
Conzul  +   818d ago
and blood!
Etseix  +   818d ago
i will remind this when unboxing the ps4, the force of a thousand brothers and sisters who made this possible.
younglj01  +   818d ago

awesome just awesome replies...
nunley33  +   817d ago
no heartache though,they're made with love and sony magic
TheFutureIsBlue  +   818d ago
Mix that smell with a new ps4 and we will get that new console scent we all love to smell. Breath it in fellow playstation bros!
DarkBlood  +   817d ago
you have my bow
Benjammin25  +   817d ago
Oh my god, you guys are making me so HOT! Lets all rub lotion on each other. It's not gay if we don't enjoy it. Only one problem...we will enjoy it. :)
younglj01  +   817d ago
_cyrax  +   818d ago
They better be, if not history will repeat itself
Outsider-G  +   818d ago
They learned from their previous mistakes that's for sure.
alejandroelputo  +   818d ago
PS4 is proving unstoppable way before launch. Sony is showing us again that when done right, they make the best of gaming. Remember the ps2, God that was the greatest system ever, and the ps4 will beat it. Amen.
Heartnet  +   818d ago
ps2 wasnt the greatest system ever... I dont see how.. it was low powered and a dvd player...

The games were good but that dont make the system any better xD

and since all those games on ps2 have been milked or wont be produced any more..

and they will try with ps4 to milk them again as its cheaper to use known IP than to create one...

Gaming on consoles will just get worse story / gameplay but with nice graphics...

It is the way.. Sad...

oh and UNstoppable? what events could be foreseen to stop a launch of a console? even if they got no pre orders or failed at e3 the launch would still happen.. Inevitable is a better word...
Withdreday  +   818d ago

Games don't make the system? Now that's hilarious.
Xsilver  +   818d ago
gotta burn that midnight oil.
joeorc  +   818d ago
wow, it looks like once past the million Sony may have trouble filling the orders outright, the 2nd shipment, 3rd and 4th shipments may be all sold out at this rate before the platform even ships.

Not a bad thing for the demand, its just bad if you cannot keep up with the demand and people want the system right away. It is a very good sign, that jim is talking about this right now well before launch though, sounds like they may have anticipated this demand, and can ramp up product production sooner rather than needing more time to increase production later.
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AbortMission  +   818d ago
I honestly hope that Sony does not meet demand and shortages occur since that way, I'll be able to sell a couple of PS4s that I preordered for $1,000+, just like with the PS3, on ebay Lol

But in all seriousness, this is a good thing that Sony has such pent up demand. I estimate that the PS4 will surpass Wii u lifetime sales 3-5 months into its lifecycle (although Wii u sales arent impressive)
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Heartnet  +   818d ago
No Known numbers so far so "sold out" means good things but still nothing...

They most likely produced low volumes of stock so they could say this then upped the production...

So they could only have 200k preorders right now and still say this.. numbers is what we need.. and they wont be released any time soon.. Theres a reason for this btw
sigfredod  +   818d ago
Yeah i want mine manufactured please
Ace_Pheonix  +   818d ago
Just think. It could be out there, right now! Waiting patiently for us to open their pristine packaging, thinking longingly of that first look...
Conzul  +   818d ago
Ho man...! I remember sensuously stroking my first PS3 for like ten minutes before even hooking it up...then I pulled Drake's Fortune out of the box (it was a bundle) and was like "ok, wtf is this??"

I feel so nostalgic....
Ace_Pheonix  +   818d ago
@conzul, my PS3 is going to be super jealous when I walk in with her younger sister. It'll all work out though, there's enough love to go around.
DOOMZ  +   818d ago
Im glad they will fill demand, will be awesome. Hopefully the factories are no where fukushima... They are having huge problems because of it. Otherwise might want to get out the giger counters!
Chaostar  +   818d ago
I believe most, if not all, components for video game consoles are made in China.
Infamous298  +   818d ago | Well said
PS4: The new PS2
MaximusMagna  +   818d ago
Dam right, this november will open some people eyes...
Infamous298  +   818d ago | Well said
If you are wondering on why do i have two bubbles, well i got into a fight with some xbots, they marked me as trolling just because i was stating the fact, one xbot even said that infamous second son looks good as DR3.
FlunkinMonkey  +   818d ago | Interesting
I hear you brother.. i got 2 bubbles down in one argument over quite a sensible discussion that they couldn't answer to.. Pitiful.

Here's a bub.
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user7402931  +   818d ago
send them to me for termination.
Withdreday  +   818d ago
Nope. The PS4 blows out the other two consoles in power.

The PS4 is a whole new animal.
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Infamous298  +   817d ago
Not in term of power but in term of popularity.
AceBlazer13  +   818d ago
Employment generation.
skydragoonity  +   818d ago
I know my ps4 is somewhere in that factory...
SmokingMonkey  +   818d ago
<<<<giddy with excitement.

I wonder which one is mine?

#1,000,001 or maybe some thing cool like #5,420,210
jaren92  +   818d ago
I think they will be fine when it comes to demand for the most part but there is still that slight chance there might be shortages who knows
Nicholasgliss  +   818d ago
If anybody buys an Xbox One just because the PS 4's are sold out, then you shouldn't be gaming in the first place. Grandmas are excluded of course, I love grandma.
Edit*** just to clarify, you must have a better reason than that to buy any console....oh great here comes the mob.
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scott182  +   818d ago
I want one so damn bad, I didn't pre order, and now I can't!!! I will admit I was tempted to just order and X1.... I am just going to wait until I can get a bad ass PS4 bundle in stores.
JRH7783  +   818d ago
I didn't pre-order mine until Walmart started the in-store pre-orders. My girl is a CSM there and i'm the first on the list. She said after all the pre-orders were taken there would only be 3 PS4's that would be put on the shelves.

They also only got in 3 extra Dual Shock 4's so I had to grab one for myself. November 15th is going to be a hectic day for some gamers looking for the PS4.
MasterCornholio  +   818d ago
That would be a pretty stupid reason to get an XBOX One over a PS4.

If someone really wants a PS4 they will wait until its in stock instead of buying an XBOX One.
Hicken  +   818d ago
I love my Grandmas, too. But I'd have to gently admonish them if they bought the XB1 instead of the PS4.
KwietStorm  +   818d ago
Honestly I don't think many people who buy a console at launch are going to buy "the other one," just because the one they wanted was sold out. If it's just someone looking for a game system, maybe a kid with mom, then yea. I know I'm not gonna settle just for lack of patience.

But I have 2 pre ordered anyway!
Heartnet  +   818d ago
Why not? if i was on the edge and one was in stock and not the other i wouldnt even hesitate...

Shudnt be gaming in the first place? The fuk are you to tell me what to do.. Gaming isnt some leet culture only a select few can participate in...

your the kind of person who looks down on people who play mobile games and call themselves gamers...

Nicholasgliss  +   816d ago
You mad bro?
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ZHZ90  +   818d ago
Shueihi is da man! :)
ZHZ90  +   818d ago
Hey what the disagrees are for?
I meant he's awesome I am deep serious unless you are Xbox fanboy so yeah like it or not, PS4TW!

And Shueihi is awesome.
MasterCornholio  +   818d ago
I hope i get mine at launch though.

Heartnet  +   818d ago
Why? arnt like all the launch titles ports or avaliable on ps3/pc?

Well aside form like 1 or 2 games I spose.. BUt launch time is always the worst time to buy a console.. Super expensive and no games.. wierd how people always want one on launch...
strigoi814  +   818d ago
I will offer myself to work for them for 1 week to get myself a PS4 for free :)
bigboss1990  +   818d ago
Don't here of Xbox one selling out like this lol PlayStation is BACK and staying lol
Conzul  +   818d ago
Has anyone actually *seen* a retail Xbox console yet?
Deadpoolio  +   818d ago
NOPE...And they just got busted again at PAX using Windows 7 PCs with Nvidia cards.....Yet it was confirmed from multiple sources that the PS4 games have all been running on actual PS4 dev kits
reploidmega  +   818d ago
I wonder how many of those lovingly-crafted units are only being bought for the sake of reselling at horrendous mark-ups online soon after, when stock is at its lowest and the people who want to adopt early are at their most ravenous....
It's going to be interesting. I'll be keeping an eye out on places like Amazon and Craig's List...

Oh, and for those wondering, I won't be an early adopter.
$400 is too much, especially on top of a PS+ subscription, for the games and features on offer.[it takes more than graphics and promises of powerful tech to impress me into buying early]
Maybe at a hundred bucks less, or even fifty bucks less, I'd do an early adoption, but not at $400.
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Majin-vegeta  +   818d ago
News flash mi amigo every PS4 console comes with a 14 day trial of PS+.So basically you're covered for the first 14 days.
reploidmega  +   818d ago
Doesn't matter; after that 14 day period, all the "free games"[if there's even any worth having] disappear and I'm back to square one with no online multiplayer unless I pay for PS+.
It's not for me.
I won't support pay walls for multiplayer when multiplayer has been free in every system I've owned thus far.
joeorc  +   818d ago

"disappear and I'm back to square one with no online multiplayer unless I pay for PS+. "

there is still free multi-player gaming on the PS4, EXAMPLE PLANET SIDE 2, AND WARFRAME, along with DC universe is still free to play multi-player gaming even on the PS4, WITHOUT THE PLAYSTATION+ REQUIREMENT.

"I won't support pay walls for multiplayer when multiplayer has been free in every system I've owned thus far."

So there is infact still free multi-player gaming on the PS4.
Withdreday  +   818d ago

Seriously? PS+ cards are like 17 bucks. Plus you get free games with it, so it pays for it's self.
KYU2130  +   818d ago
i can pretty much tell you that, that is happening. and every time i hear someone tell me that they are preordering multiple units just to resell i feel the urge to scream. I know of at least 10 people that are doing that.

Makes me want to grab a big stick and whack them in the head and say let that PS4 go.
Majin-vegeta  +   818d ago
Shake_Zula  +   818d ago
The value you get with PS+ is pretty significant though. So even if you slash the prices in half for the free content, you still get at least a $300-$400 return just in games per year.
reploidmega  +   818d ago
That depends entirely upon personal taste, though.
If the free games don't entertain me then they're equivalent to basically nothing.
Xandet  +   818d ago
@reploid Well being as how they base their free game service on a Metacritic score of 70+, I think it's pretty safe to say there would be at least a few that interest you.
KwietStorm  +   818d ago
So you're not getting a PS4 ever then, not just later after a price drop, if you don't support paywalls?
Majin-vegeta  +   818d ago
All Hail mighty Sony *bows down*.
Btw this is awesome news.
Zancruz  +   818d ago
As long as I get mine on day one, forget the rest of ya'll.... Hey now, don't be sad! You all can come over and watch me play, Hell someone gotta get me my chips and drink.... Lol
user7402931  +   818d ago
goddamn greatness
JunioRS101  +   818d ago
Just be gentle with my PS4, Sony...
PickAShoe  +   818d ago
Tell that to the UPS guys
Nyromith  +   818d ago
Why can't the start shipping the consoles right away like the Oculus Rift did? Early adopters will have access to alpha and beta stages of some games and help test the software and hardware for official release.
mixelon  +   818d ago
The press they'd get from broken and potentially insecure software wouldnt be worth it. Opening the floodgates before its polished up would be silly.

1m people pre-ordered a finished console, not one thats still in beta. Ouya is an open(ish) atform which hype depended on good will and tweakability, mostly selling to the geek audience and people wanting homebrew/emulation..

PS4 has to ensure everything is totally ready before letting people use it - the stakes are too high.
hesido  +   818d ago
I hope the QA of hardware is kept at maximum. Don't want to end up with a faulty console. Given my track record with electronics, I'd probably end up with a bad one if the fault rate is higher than %0.01 :)
bligmerk  +   818d ago
Sony and the PS4, bringing fun and excitement back to console videogaming.
resi5  +   818d ago
When did it leave?
Withdreday  +   818d ago
When Xbox took over. Now it's nothing but FPS and the occasional WRPG.

Hopefully now, the PS4's dominance will change that. I can't wait.
Mister_G  +   818d ago
I wonder if my PS4 has been made yet? Exciting.

Pre-ordered mine in February so should get it at launch :)
Clarence  +   818d ago
All hail the king is home.
DJ  +   818d ago
They better hit 2 million units for launch. Some people just don't like pre-ordering.
Deadpoolio  +   818d ago
LOL you actually think your going to walk into any store on the planet and actually purchase a new next gen console of any flavor....That is the new saddest and funniest comment I have heard all day.....

If you didn't pre order either console and think your getting one I think those people need to go see their doctors to find out what level of down syndrome they have come down with.....

Some people don't like pre ordering LOL, some people just don't like to own new consoles then....Why it is so hard for people to grasp that they can treat pre orders in some cases like lay away and pay something off over time? Its not a hard concept, like it or not especially when it involves highly sought-after electronic devices
lildudexst  +   818d ago
they busting there mother fucking ass
Call_Of_Doggy  +   818d ago
I wonder if mine is already made :)
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