Submitted by micx 642d ago | news

Looking for a PS4? "Be patient" Sony says

PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida has some advice for shoppers hunting for the still-hard-to-find PlayStation 4. "Be patient," the Worldwide Studios boss told a fan on Twitter today who mentioned that Xbox One units are readily available at numerous outlets. (Industry, Next-Gen, PS4, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony, Tag Invalid, Tech)

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XiSasukeUchiha  +   642d ago
I'm being doing being patient is going to be worth it in the end!
Goro   642d ago | Off topic | show
ColeMacGrath  +   641d ago
I'm being doing being too.
moujahed  +   641d ago
mrpsychoticstalker  +   641d ago
Whats taking so long sony??????? I need my ps4!
UltimateMaster  +   641d ago
Anyone that wanted it so badly should have pre-ordered it.
Others will need to learn patience.
Everyone knew this was going to sell out fast since E3.
BelkingOfSony  +   642d ago
patience is a virtue
amiga-man  +   642d ago
Good advice, the PS4 is going to dominate this gen with it's superior specs and cheaper price it has already made a great start

Sony first party studios are yet to make their mark and with third party software already performing better on the PS4 hardware the PS4 has a bright future.

Be patient as the saying goes good things come to those who wait.
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Mister_Dawg  +   642d ago
The PS4 wears specs?

Well I never knew.
Did it go to spec savers?
pyramidshead  +   642d ago
Factories must be raw with all the production going on. Tremendous demand must be tremendous.
Triella  +   642d ago
Well they had to ramp up production to ensure enough supply for Japanese launch.
B1663r  +   641d ago
Sony failed to sell 3 million by the end of the year. So either Sony is having production problems, or the demand is simply not there...

Right now we just don't know why Sony failed to meet their sales forecast...
frostypants  +   641d ago
Is that why it is ranked #1 in video games on Amazon and selling out within minutes every time it is made available?

EDIT: Got a WiiAlert 20 minutes ago for PS4s being available on bestbuy.com. They are sold out already. The demand is insane.
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ABizzel1  +   641d ago

Yes they did. They're almost at 3.5 million as of last week sales.
pyramidshead  +   641d ago
How can you honestly say the demand isn't there? bahaha. Genuinely laughed out loud when I read that instead of the usual short exhale through the nose. Congrats.
awesomeperson  +   641d ago
Yep, no demand. That's why if you go to your nearest retailer, there is a very, very high chance you won't be able to find it in stock.
Beastforlifenoob  +   641d ago
I hate when people say that "something must be something."

Car must be car: WOAH HOLY SHAT.

Tremedos demand must be tremendous: wow really you are sooooooooooo smart.

Worthless idiotic douchbags must be worthless idiotic douchbags
tommygunzII  +   641d ago
I'm willing to bet that you hate a lot of things.
Mister_G  +   642d ago
PS4 back in stock on the 10th Jan (Amazon UK). Soon be here :)
Anon1974  +   641d ago
That's about when my local Play n Trade (Canada) is saying as well. "Mid-Jan" I've been on a waiting list since just after launch. Not that pre-ordering would have mattered. I'm hearing from a number of people that quite a few places didn't have enough inventory to get through their preorder lists. Demand is simply too damn high. If there were 5 million PS4's for the holidays they probably still would have sold out. We knew it'd be popular but I don't think anyone anticipated this.

mt  +   642d ago
patient till infamous gets released that is as far as I could go.
vandal GAB  +   642d ago
No good games to play yet anyway.
Good-Smurf  +   642d ago
Resogun,Killzone Shadow Fall enough said...
nategrigs  +   642d ago
Ive been having fun with trine2 too
CrossingEden  +   642d ago
Killzone shadow fall only has about 5K people playing it daily, that's god awful because the game isn't is the least innovative shooter from the past four years. That, and resogun can be completed in about one-three hours depending on difficulty and then all you're stuck with is higher difficulties/co-op. The exclusives for the ps4(excluding the ones that are actually pc yet called exclusive anyway) are very subpar. It doesn't bode well for a console that's highest rated exclusive is a twin stick shooter with five levels. I kinda feel bad, because i'm enjoying my ps4 WAY less than someone else who would look through everything with rose tinted glasses.
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amiga-man  +   642d ago
CrossingEden whatever you might think about the games available at the moment you would be naive in the extreme to think the games will not be flowing soon enough and when they do it won't stop.

Games are something Sony and playstation have always done very well you don't need rose tinted glasses to see that, as the title says be patient.
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Ashunderfire86  +   641d ago

You play Trine 2? Great been looking for a coop partner! My PSN is legionaire2008. lets play it on PS4. Love the physics and create your own solution to the puzzle mechanic.
UnHoly_One  +   641d ago
He said GOOD games.

Resogun is fun for a few hours, and Killzone multiplayer is worse than CoD.

I know more good games are bound to come, but at the moment there isn't much to pick from on the PS4 side.
amiga-man  +   641d ago
UnHoly_ One
"but at the moment there isn't much to pick from on the PS4 side."

but at the moment there isn't much to pick from either console" Fixed
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UnHoly_One  +   640d ago
Not fixed. I'm still playing awesome games on my One, every day since launch.

Playing a lot of Killer Instinct and Forza 5 right now. So much to do in that game it's crazy.

I haven't ran out of great games on the XB1 yet.
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Kurisu  +   642d ago
PS4 will be mine day and date with the new Uncharted. I can hold on until then. Final Fantasy XV *SHOULDN'T* be too long after that. There should be a much wider variety of games out by then, many of which will be cheaper because they would have been on the market for a while. Add to PS+ which would have built up a bigger selection of titles and I'll be buzzing.
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ABizzel1  +   641d ago
There are good games, just not enough of them for any of the new consoles IMO. Wait until a game you wants comes out, or better yet next holiday hopefully for a bundle at $399.
Stevino321  +   642d ago
January 8th Best Buy
January 10th Amazon
GraveLord  +   641d ago
It was in stock at Amazon for a little while yesterday.
Stevino321  +   641d ago
Amazon sells out like hotcakes.
Ashunderfire86  +   641d ago
Actually January 11th for the PS4 from Amazon.

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Beastforlifenoob  +   641d ago
Febuary Australia :(

Plus we have to pay $550 :(

Plus are PS+ costs way more :(

Plus our games cost $90-100 each :(

:(x4 multiplier. But hey atleast ive paid full deposit on my ps4 so thats one :)
JasonKCK  +   642d ago
In the US you could just go to Walmart or Target.
nategrigs  +   642d ago
This is about the ps4, not the xbone

Edit @ below: I see. I have only been in a target or walmart a handful of times in the past few years so I wouldn't know. They have xbones available online but no ps4's (hence my confusion)
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JasonKCK  +   642d ago
Yes... and PS4's are available at Target and Walmart. Gamestop no, Best Buy maybe, Online no, but Walmart and Target yes.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/P... Use "store finder" give them a call and pick up.
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Hicken  +   642d ago
Four XB1s(one day 1, one recently returned) at my Target. No PS4s, as it's been since Christmas Eve. We sell every PS4 we get within a day of getting them; there's a GameStop in the same plaza, so I figure we sell out after they do and people come to us as a second choice. And since they're likely to get way more systems than a Target would.... yeah.

Sorry, but you can't just pop into one of these stores and grab a PS4. If you were looking for an XB1, that'd be possible, though.
gobluesamg  +   642d ago
No Walmart or Target that I've been in lately.
CorndogBurglar  +   642d ago
haha. no.

If you happened to find one there, then you were extremely lucky and I hope you scooped it up while you could.
specialguest  +   642d ago

nope, I used your link and the store finder with these results:

Walmart: not available at this time

Target (every store location spanning 2 counties ):We're sorry, this item is not available at this location
JasonKCK  +   641d ago
Target doesn't sell online but you can check for availability. You have to call or walk in. Target also doesn't say "not available at this location" They say "sold out".
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specialguest  +   641d ago
Wrong. For the Target search I copied the "not available at this location" directly from the mobile version of the site. I did a search based on store availability. I clickef on Find at Target store and entered city, state, and hit search. Here are the results.


As if I had a reason to make lies up lol
CorndogBurglar  +   641d ago
Well you are known to be a filthy liar. :)
JasonKCK  +   641d ago
Actually it says "out of stock" when you click on find a store http://www.target.com/p/pla... Just keep going down the list until it says in stock. People are so gullible when it comes to the BS MS and Sony try and sell.

Here is a video showing them at Walmart https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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B1663r  +   642d ago
With the singular exception of Amazon, just about every online store has them now as well, and Amazon is shipping on the 10th.
frostypants  +   641d ago
Nope. Best Buy had them for about 20 minutes today. They are gone. Amazon isn't even taking orders for the 10th anymore...pre-orders keep selling out. Who other than NewEgg (who makes you buy large combos) has any?

EDIT: Amazon now taking pre-orders...for the 11th. And they'll be sold out again within 15 minutes...
EDIT EDIT: Sold out in 5 minutes...LOL...
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B1663r  +   641d ago
Nope Amazon and Best Buy still both have them...

OIC, you are talking about the $400 version. You say that like its my fault that Sony lied to you about how much the console costs, and is now baiting and switching.


EDIT @ below, nope, Walmart has PS4's as well. Just the bait and switch edition.
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ALLWRONG  +   641d ago
All lies. Stack of PS4's at Sams.
frostypants  +   641d ago
@B1663r, Amazon keeps re-stocking them. They've sold out several times today.
T2  +   641d ago
it clearly states on the walmart website

"ps4 temporarily out of stock, but you can still get great games and accessories online and in stores"
OverPaperSkies  +   642d ago
Game has them in most stores in Northumberland (UK)
amiga-man  +   642d ago
lucky sods here in Wolverhampton (UK) they have no PS4s despite selling only expensive bundles although the guy did say they were expecting more to come in next week, but then again thats what they always say.
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gobluesamg  +   642d ago
It is definitely worth the wait. I got mine at launch and have loved it. The PS3 is still going strong for those that are waiting though. Especially if you have PS Plus. Borderlands 2 with DMC and Bioshock Infinite incoming. Are you kidding me!?!
menghina  +   642d ago
I am :D
In my country PS4 will get out in 29 January I have in on pre-order since last year :D
And , Happy New Year all ! :)
Umbasa  +   642d ago
Yeah, i am ready to buy a PS4 and can't find them atm. :(
Zefros  +   642d ago
people should pre order next time, i got 2 ps4's because i pre ordered them.
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specialguest  +   642d ago
I can wait. Aside from KZ:SF which my original interest in it cooled down a lot, there's no other games out now that I want to buy. I'm still catching up on some ps3 games.
Donnywho  +   641d ago
I'm patiently waiting for some games to come out.
TBONEJF  +   641d ago
I know the store i work at are out of PS4 since XMAS while we still have plentiful of XB1's as for me I'll wait till next summer or next fall while this madness dies down then they will be lots of games coming out
DrJones  +   641d ago
Did he just advertise for the competition? Edit: Nope. I misread.
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dlocsta  +   641d ago
This stuff is so phony. A little more than a mile from my house is a Wal-Mart, a Target, and a GameStop and all three of them are stocked with PS4's and XB1's. They have all had them in stock since Xmas. I live 15 miles east of Los Angeles so save the "PS4 is sold out everywhere and XB1's are sitting on the shelf!" bull. It is just plain old now. I was in GameStop a few days ago picking up another controller for my XB1 and a guy asked me which he should get, PS4 or XB1. I asked which prior system he had (PS3) and told him to get the PS4 even though he was thinking about the XB1. To cut to the chase, I figured he would probably like the system similar to the one he had been using for more than the past five years. Buy what you like and let others do the same. I know, N4G, a waste of breathe because these little girls with their panties in a bunch only know how to scream "Sony rules the world!" although Sony is a half a step away from bankruptcy.
LOL_WUT  +   641d ago
Good to hear the PS4 demand is still going strong into the new year ;)
bligmerk  +   641d ago
Sony just made another big shipment of PS4's. There might be a few on the shelves this weekend and some online sites may have them, like Newegg.
prettyboy12  +   641d ago
had some in the walmart i work at in charles town and they flew off the shelves with in minutes.
Oh_Yeah  +   641d ago
Or just paypal me + the shipping amount and an extra 20? Stores in my area get stock in every week. And there is always a store within a 15 mile radius that has some.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   641d ago
You can't find them not because they are selling but rather because Sony isn't shipping. I've asked every retail source I have in my city and none have received shipments since Dec 24th.
SquidBuck  +   641d ago
I got one today, gamestop got a new shipment in.
Rock_On_PS4  +   641d ago
PS4 in 2015 or 2016 when there are a good line up of available top end exclusive game including Uncharted 4 and 5, God of War 5, Final Fantasy XV, GTA 6. By 2015/16 the PS4 could see its first price cut.
MurkeyWater  +   636d ago
Where I work has had a pallet of them for almost 2 weeks...

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