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PS4 Supply Will Get “Regular Replenishments” Over Time; Sony Apologizes and Asks For Patience

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Managing Director Fergal Gara isn’t too worried about the supply situation of the PS4, and while the console may go in and out of stock between here and Chrismas, supply is going to be replenished regularly over time.

Gara also apologized to those that can’t get one immediately and asking for patience. (Fergal Gara, PS4)

-Foxtrot  +   727d ago
I hope so, I wanted one from ASDA because I get my discount but the ones here in the North East only stocked 18 - 20 of them....I mean really

They advertised the crap out of it in the shop and even in their ASDA magazine yet they only stock a bunch of them...seriously I remember the days I could get my parents or friends to keep a console in the back for me. I don't think ASDA should allow Pre orders...
ANIALATOR136  +   727d ago
which north east store? I was a Blyth and they said they were getting more in two weeks
irepbtown  +   727d ago
I don't know about today, but Tesco in West Brom (and a couple more stores) literally had like 1 or two PS4's left yesterday morning. I reckon they're gone now.

Asda were out of stock from day one.
-Foxtrot  +   727d ago

Well I keep checking on their website since you can go and pick it up but so far...nothing
mikeslemonade  +   727d ago
Never heard of these store names. I'm from San Francisco.
Ju  +   727d ago | Funny
I guess "Sony Computer Entertainment UK" isn't exactly restocking San Francisco, then.
TomShoe  +   727d ago
@Mikes ASDA is a big name store in the UK.

I know, I want one from the local Gamestop in my area. They're not sure when they get them, but they re-stock items M-F from 10-12. That's the most awkward time ever since I'm stuck in school by then. The only thing I can pre-order is a ridiculous $800 bundle from Gamestop, or another $699 bundle from AAFES. Curse these stores taking advantage of my need for next-gen.

I freaking hate bundles. I swear, one of them came with LEGO STAR WARS, a game I would never sniff if I could help it.
Pogmathoin  +   727d ago
Is Asda owned by Walmart? They have the George line of clothing right? I believe Walmart is in many Countries, but not under walmart banner...or is is Aldi?
vigilante_man  +   726d ago
You can't blame Sony because the PS4 is so damn popular. Its their job to make it popular!

For many different reasons the PS4 is THE HOT item every kid and a lot of adults want right now. It has taken off globally in a massive way. You cannot predict that.

I preordered in June because I liked what I saw. Looks like I am not the only one. The PS4 is so in demand here in the UK. Its insane.

I bet Microsoft are scratching their heads right now. They thought they just had to turn up to the next gen party and people would flock to them. Sony are in such a great position now. Expect the PS Vita to start shipping in numbers as well because of the PS4.
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JessiePinkmanYo  +   727d ago
"I don't think ASDA should allow preorders", but you "remember the days I can get my parents or friends to keep a console in the back for me". Yeah, because that sounds like a fair alternative. You should've preordered, and have no one to blame except the person in the mirror.
-Foxtrot  +   726d ago
First of all the point I made that when the pre orders opened only 18 of them were aloud because thats how many they were....there should of been more

Hell I work there...I could of ordered one of my shift but apparently I wasn't allowed and when I went to after I had finished they had no more left.

So yeah they shouldn't allow pre's ASDA...not GAME or any other video game retailer.

I might work there but outside of work I'm also a customer I should at least be able to get one myself if I work in the same bloody store.
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PSNrandom15  +   727d ago
Don't worry Sony I will wait. I have declined numerous request to get an X1 or wii U from gamestop and best buy. Just hurry.
Anon1974  +   727d ago
I'm on a waiting list at my local PlayNTrade. They're getting them in, but it's only a trickle. A couple here, a couple there. Slowly they're getting through the waiting list so I'm still hopeful I can get my hands on mine before Christmas. I should have pre-ordered.
T2  +   727d ago
Apology accepted. now get back to work! I still need one, lol
MasterCornholio  +   727d ago
Sony " We are so sorry that we can't meet demand but we were not expecting our competitor to mess up so badly"

I bet if Microsoft didn't mess up with the PR Sony would have no issues meeting demand due to decrease in demand for their console.

P.S The only reason why I was able to pick up my PS4 at launch is because I preordered it in June. I tried in February but game didn't let me reserve it.
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akurtz  +   727d ago
Its my PS4 and i want it now!
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   727d ago
This is the same thing that kept the PS3's launch sales from being better than they could have been.
I thought Sony learned their lesson about having adequate stock on-hand last generation....
Sarcasm  +   727d ago
Um, seriously? In the history of ALL console sales, the PS4 has probably been the best stocked and supplied console. Shipping 1 million units to NA and god knows how many in the rest of the world.

It's just the extreme demand is outstripping supply.
Ju  +   727d ago
They already sold more than any other (console) company before at launch (incl. their own previous consoles). What else do you want? They sold just an incredible amount of machines during launch.
Debaitable  +   727d ago
They can only make so much with the time given. Even apple can't meet their demands for phones every year.
jc12  +   727d ago
I've tried really hard the last 2 weeks to get a ps4, and there simply aren't any to find; you'd have a better chance finding a gold nugget on the side walk.

I've been to Gamestop, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Sears, and Kmart in multiple cities, and nothing - and they have no idea when they'll get any...They say they havnt heard anything from Sony.

I understand the demand is high, but honestly, I cant help but feel like Sony is shooting themselves in the foot a bit by making these consoles so scarce. I've seen some X1's at Target, and with every passing day that I cant find a PS4 or get any updates on its expected availability, I'm left considering the purchase of an X1 just so I can jump into the next generation of gaming. Its either that or simply give up on a PS4 and wait till late Janurary or February, which is, needless to say, completely undesirable.
Wesley85  +   727d ago
I decided to get a PS4 only a few days before it's release. I went to asda on Thursday afternoon at 5:30, waited by the till until 12 and I got mine straight away.I actually got mine before everyone else who preordered. The key was to get to a store early and wait.
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Sarcasm  +   727d ago
They didn't make the console scarce, they are simply just selling them out. It's the hot new thing now.

Sad because my sister wants one and can't find one either. :/
Ju  +   727d ago
Who is really surprised, though? I was lucky to jump in for someone who didn't want his launch PS4, so I got his, but I actually knew it was impossible to get one without pre-order and was on planing on January anyway.

X1 will have the same troubles once they actually selling out. I doubt anyone can make more than what's available now. MS just has left overs till those dry up, too. But, true, I get that it's a lost opportunity for Sony.
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thejigisup  +   727d ago
Terrible idea, you'll find a ps4 soon enough. Sony anticipated large numbers of consoles being sold but still hard to keep up with demand. MS just doesn't have the same demand so yeah they've got stock but if you're sold on a ps4 no need to short change yourself.
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jc12  +   727d ago
I understand that demand is incredibly high due in large part to Microsoft's ineptitude. But still, Ive been sitting here for the better part of 2 weeks with $400 cash in hand, and I cant even find a retailer with a PS4 that will take my money. I mean, Its just crazy.
Debaitable  +   727d ago
It will come eventually. Pre-orders for the system have been open since earlier this year and not to stomp on you or anyone but reserving the console would have been the smarter thing to do. I think anyone visiting this site should have known the apparent demand for the system for launch. Expecting to just casually stroll in a store to pickup a consol, well, that's just chronicles of ridiculous on their part.
jc12  +   727d ago
I knew it might be hard to get the system if I didn't pre order, but in all honesty, I was on the fence regarding which system I was going to get. I waited for some reviews and more game play footage to emerge before I made a decision right around launch day. I never expected that the console would be THIS scarce though...

Its not as if I've showed up to Wal Mart like once a week, checked for a PS4, couldn't find one, then cried about availability. Ive been checking online stock every single day, at all major distributors.

Ive also been going into a plethora of stores multiple times at multiple hours every single week. Nothing.
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LOL_WUT  +   727d ago
Same here dude $500 in hand I actually went to gamestop at midnight only to be told they had a limited supply why not announce that before? Instead of making it seem like they have hundreds of them. None of these stores know when they'll have any and the worse part is I can't pre order. ;)
JessiePinkmanYo  +   727d ago
The only person who shot himself in the foot is you-You should've preordered. Sony doesn't create a short supply to drive prices up, its just the demand is that damn high.
With that, some are trickling into stores. Check Toys R Us too. I was there 2 days ago, and they got some in that morning but were gone in an instant. Sign up on waiting lists, be patient. Get friendly with the electronics people in Walmart and Toys R Us.
PS3gamer4life  +   727d ago
I preordered mines its so awesome i havent bought no games yet just playing the free games but still awesome having a ps4
cesuf  +   727d ago
Just playing the free games? Horrible purchase just for that. All those been free for a long time on the pc.

You should consider selling it on ebay and pocket a few hundred bucks. Then you cam rebuy it after xmas and have monies for several games, imo.
Sketchy_Galore  +   727d ago
I don't think they were saying that they bought the thing just to play free games, just that they haven't gotten around to buying any games for it yet but are having tons of fun with the free games anyway.
thejigisup  +   727d ago
Contrast and resogun haven't Been on pc ever and I know my laptop can't run dc online, warframe, or backlight retribution as smoothly as my ps4. My pc also doesn't do remote play with my vita. Ps4 ids still a great purchase of you don't buy any games.
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MannGamer  +   727d ago
I am having so much fun with Resogun co-op online. Contrast is interesting too.
Sloth-Eater  +   727d ago
I'm waiting until the end of January. My fiancée wants a chihuahua and it cost me 650 lol but that's 650 I'm owed, so ill get a decent bundle and preorder a few games that are due out the coming months. Nothing will tempt me to get the Xbox.
pyramidshead  +   727d ago
Must be such epic demand for them to be behind in production to keep up lol. Christ. Record breaking and unprecedented demand indeed!
MightyNoX  +   727d ago
We're looking at another Wii-like situation. The shortages will help drive up the demand even higher.
Belking  +   727d ago have no idea how this stuff works. sure, there is demand, but it doesn't mean that's the only reason they're behind.
JessiePinkmanYo  +   727d ago
Belking-So inform us on why theyre behind...Oh wait, you already used your bubble. Nothing to see here folks.
cesuf  +   727d ago

Not really. Pretty standard for every console launch around the holidays.
jjonez18  +   727d ago
I did not know it would be this hard to find a ps4. I searched/called several walmarts,gamestops,targets,bes t buys, and even kmarts. Either they have no stock or sold through it during opening. My most concrete option was picking up leftovers from walmart's layaways on the 13th...

As for XBO availability, I've seen multiple units. More so in targets than anywhere else. I'd say that MS is handling supply well in the States. Sony is lucky it is easier to control an impulse buy @499$ over 399$.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   727d ago
I preordered but not in time to catch the first batch so now I'm waiting on a call from Game to tell me they have a console for me. I'm holding up okay for now but if I still don't have one in more than two weeks I'm probably going to be clawing at the shutters of the store in the middle of the night, alternatively screaming abuse at them, apologising then begging them to just give me five minutes on a demo unit.
Angrymorgan  +   727d ago
Got mine from game on launch day....shame I cant play it because it has a power fault, gotta wait until tuesday for sony to deliver my replacement...

Game couldnt help me at all because they have no stock at all! Things are selling like hot cakes
KratosSaveUs  +   727d ago
My 17th B-day was in May and I saved all my Monet to preorder a PS4. All I had to do was walk in to Best buy after school and pick it up.
AyoK999  +   727d ago
They need to get some more in U.S.A especially at Best Buy where I can get 6 months no intrest
Brix90  +   727d ago
So being so popular and selling out everywhere means your behind in
RandomDude655  +   727d ago
Yep. Microsoft has been fantastic about not being behind in stock, as they kept day one stock two weeks later
Jag-T1000  +   727d ago
They need to replenish stock fast. They don't want xbox to outsell the PS4 do they?
S2Killinit  +   727d ago
people are going crazy over the PS4. if you leave one on a store shelf, its gone before you come back in 5 minutes.
DeadMansHand  +   727d ago
And that, folks, is why I preordered day 1 after E3.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   727d ago
Amen, same here. The same minute they finished E3 conference I pre-ordered two.
RedDevils  +   727d ago
I wish my local store allow that :(
Flames76  +   727d ago
Its ok sony got an Xbox One you know the system with 8 exclusive at launch instead of 2 lol.
Rock_On_PS4  +   727d ago
Gran Turismo 6, Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V would have been great games to appear on the PS4 at launch. The launch games library of the PS4 was saved by its quality multi-platform games. XBox One has games that look like they are on the XBox 360.

A two month wait until InFamous: Second Son and Thief arrives on PS4.
621infamous  +   727d ago
Isn't InFamous: Second Son coming out at March 11th though?
Hazmat13  +   727d ago
at the target where i work at, we were suppose to get a PS4 shipment for black friday. never got one. haha hope they send some some of my friends are really gettin PO . haha
Schatt3nwelt  +   727d ago
Dammit Sony, this is bad for my PS4 ebay business!
kingPoS  +   727d ago
I blame the online scalpers on sites like ebay. They're part of the reason why the PS4 is so hard to come by. There's over a 100 PS4's on ebay as of right now.

Gateway MT6706 2008
iiwii  +   727d ago
But that really is a small amount. Sony could put them out of business with a solid stock shipment to last through the holidays.
BoneMagnus  +   726d ago
I was second in line at a local GameStop - they had 10, and I was in line about 6:15p for a midnight opening. It was cold, and soooooo worth it!
S2Killinit  +   726d ago
if they built it people will come...ahh and buy
cityboy100  +   726d ago
Why do most of the people in here make comments like they didn't know this was going to happen, Hello !!!!! Happens every time a new console comes out ps 4 will trickle in little by little during the holidays u won't be able to just walk in a store and see one just sitting there until February or March.
bligmerk  +   726d ago
Replenishment is going to be a trickle and it will be dog-eat-dog if you didn't get a PS4 at launch. Sony made a second shipment to the US for Black Friday. They will probably have about another 2 million two weeks from now distributed by proportion to already launched countries. From here, they are manufacturing the Japan/Asia launch units, probably at least 2 million for that. Feels so good to have preordered in June. One thing not being mentioned in all this game "journalism" blabbering is how fast the PS4 is. It is so fast, the PS3 will seem like it is broken, when it's just fine.
cityboy100  +   726d ago
As a distributor Sony never did make a second shipment it was up to the retail stores like best buy or walmart etc..... To sell midnight launch entire stock or hold back some for Black Friday . As of right now no one knows when more are coming in. I had 18 ps 4 and 13 xbox ones on hand .
Section8  +   726d ago
The most interesting thing about this story is the name of the managing director. Sounds like a character from fraggle rock.

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