Sony Claims PS4 Stock Issues in Europe May Have Led to Lost Sales
Back in February, PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara said the PS4 stock issues would be remedied by about April. That date was then changed by Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House in March to “the early summer months.”
Well, with summer just one day away, Gara was interviewed by TrustedReviews back at E3, revealing that they still haven’t caught up with demand in Europe:
We haven’t yet caught up with the initial demand across Europe. We are still dealing with the day one market.
After adding how they “are very close to being in a full supply situation, but we are not quite there yet,” Gara admitted that the stock issues may have resulted in lost sales:
We may have lost some sales. There is no update on PS4 sales figures right now, but suffice to say it is still selling, and selling very well.
After updating us regularly on how well the PS4 was doing, Sony has kept quiet about PS4 sales numbers since hitting seven million on April 6th, but one has to assume they’ve cleared eight million by now.
Gara did have a little bit of good news for UK gamers though, saying they are “in a bit better shape in the UK, but there are countries that are still selling out every last unit that drops into the market on a weekly basis. A good example at the moment would be Germany who had phenomenal sales figures last week, but they just haven’t had enough stock so far.”