GameStop (NYSE: GME) announced today that it has received additional Sony PlayStation(R) 4 systems that are now available for customer purchase at U.S. GameStop stores.
Go now to the ps4s
I got a ps4 on Monday at target. They had four. Went into a different target tuesday and they also had some. I think sony has finally caught up with the demand. Or it was just lucky occurrences.
Lucky occurances brother.... They have been sold out in my area since Christmas at every retailer I visit. They would get like 3-4 at a time, which would be sold out that day.
I bought my PS4 at Walmart in mid December, an announced large shipment was announced earlier that week to be coming in. Store opened at 6am, Ps4's were to be available at 9. I was 13th in line. When 9 am rolled around and they started to hand them out, there were over 100 people in line and only 80 PS4's to hand out.
I think supply is catching up to demand. Sony has a massive production going on right now that they have to keep until next year and demand has droopped off, because it is after launch and holiday hype. This is normal and expected.
I just went on the gamestop website to check out the ps4's. there's no ps4 in store in stock near my house. the closes one is 49 miles away. the gamestop website does have in stock. but the ps4 is bundled and retails for $629 bucks. It kind of defeats the purpose if its in stock but its sold in bundles over $600 dollars. I also checked the best buy website. again, its sold in bundles. about 6 different bundles that all saids 'sold out online'. I checked the x1 console to see how its availability is. and I see it on sale at best buy for $499. both in stores and online if anyone want to pick up x1 console instead. its cheaper than the bundled ps4's.
I just checked the nearest 48 Gamestops within a 100 mile range of me. They all have them in stock with about half dozen showing low stock. None are sold out at this point.
Guys, this is the Wall Street Journal featuring an official statement from GameStop saying that PS4 is finally back in stock. I think this confirms the supply issues. @Death. They just arrived. Also, the only closet to me (less than .5 miles) didn't get them today because of the brutal storm that hit yesterday.
http://www.gamestop.com/bro... Search 44117 Cleveland, OH and hit "Load 8 More". In stock still in every location within 100 miles. Quite a few went "low stock" throughout the day.
I know I'm going to get flamed but what's the big rush to buy a next gen console? Killzone 4 , knack, cod ghosts?? I just dont see why everyone's rushing to buy one. I'm still waiting for it to have some games maybe this Christmas when uncharted 4 comes out :)
@chris I think its cuz everyone has been waiting for next gen for the longest time. last gen was the longest gen ever. and pretty much the games will be coming. plus its the experience.
Better be quick, people! Lots of commenters said they will buy a PS4 when Infamous: Second Son is released... I have a feeling they're gonna kick themselves if they don't grab one sooner. :O Selling like hotcakes - all too soon (forgive me)... scone!
I said I wasn't going to purchase one until around Feb/March. I got one November 20th, lol.
some EU supply would be great.
Exactly. We haven't had any supply in 2014 in the Netherlands. There are more then 100 (!) pre-orders in my local gamestore. And thats only in my town.
Gotta Catch em All! Whats the trade in being offered on an Xbone?
Saw the best buy in my area had them as well.
To add on to my statement, if you check their weekly ad and click on the PS4 in the games section of the ad, it will show a few stores that will have them. I'd attempt to get one, but I have a feeling they will sell out before I get out of work lol.
Our Gamestop has had 8-10 for the last month now, and even has 3 refurbs, as of 2 days ago. And this is the largest volume store in a 10 county area, that includes Louisville, the largest city.
The thing I find odd about these reports- not that I'm calling you a liar- is that retailers would usually move the systems from places where they're not selling to places where they ARE selling. We shipped far more mundane things than highly sought after consoles when I worked there, like DS games nobody at our store would buy. I just think it's weird that there would be such heavy concentrations in one or two stores when so many other areas have none, yet they have customers ready to buy the product. Doesn't seem like a smart move to me, even for GameStop.
Fact is, contrary to what gaming journalists, and Sony, want us to believe, the PS4 is in short supply primarily because of mfg. issues, NOT demand. Our Gamstop manager told me they no longer even receive phone calls about the PS4, because people likely just assume they don't have any, but when they opportunities to sell the PS4s they have, people tend to balk because of the game selection. It's been long enough now, intelligent consumers know that if they didn't bother rushing to get one at launch, they might as well wait for the games before buying the console now.
anewguy, you, wouldn't, say. Are, you, sure?
@Hicken, Consoles are pretty much sold at cost. There may be a $10-$15 profit margin for the retailer. When you ship them to another location the profit margin is gone. A large volume store would be the place I would expect to see them the most since allocation will be concentrated there.
I have never seen such an blatantly pathetic disinformation troll attempt in my life. Please send us a picture as I would sorely appreciate it. You are old enough? so do own a cellphone with a cam I presume? Please do us the favour!
So where do you get the manufacturing problem idea from? Nothing in your comment indicates that to be the case. Rather, it sounds like everybody in your area who wanted a PS4 has gotten one. Unfortunately for your theory based on anecdotal evidence, there is far more of the same type of evidence to the contrary. For example, I know from personal experience that the two Targets(one of which I work at) and one Walmart in the ~15 mile radius from me have been out of PS4s for quite some time(unless they were among the recently resupplied). Walmart's website says "Temporarily out of stock," period, without even the option to search nearby stores. There isn't a Target in at least 36 miles- which includes the majority of the Metro Atlanta area- that has one in stock(bundles are only available online, but even they're out of stock). According to GameStop's website, all the stores nearby have systems, but that's assuredly a new development. And according to reports, those are selling quickly. I seriously don't get how this ISN'T a demand issue- in that demand is outstripping supply by a rather wide margin- and I definitely don't see what information you have that would point to there being production problems.
Annnnnnddd they're gone...
NEW SUPPLIES??? Watch it'll be gone in minutes since it's at a retailer...
I imagine they're trying to keep up with demand, so Microsoft can't play the "We beat them in one country!" crap again.
Actually Xbone hasn't sold more in any country.
It outsold the PS4 in the US in December. Perfectly rational people on my Facebook were even bragging about it. These are grown men with families and at least moderate intelligence. Yet, they're bragging about this. I don't understand it... What makes these people become so juvenile?
Couldn't tell ya haha.
Got my ps4 on December 8th at Best Buy
New Owners.. Welcome to the fam.,, and remember "stay classy" when gaming online.
Grr, awaiting income tax! Hope they will be in good supply around the first half of Feb.
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