After selling 5.3 million consoles worldwide so far, Sony still expects the PS4 to be in short supply until April, at least in the UK.
Speaking with MCV UK, PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara said, “We should be back to free supply by about April.” He does mention that it’s just their best guess for now and “it might be a little earlier than that, or it might be a little later. But we’ll get there.”
After bringing up how surreal it was to see the strong PS4 pre-order numbers, Gara talked about how the world has changed since the PS3 was launched:
The price differential between PS3 and PS4 is not nearly as a big as it was between PS2 and PS3. But you are also talking about a public that has become used to regular technology upgrades on reasonably expensive devices, likes tablets and smartphones. So there is a comfort level with upgrading that meant consumers were ready earlier and there was a pent-up demand that we couldn’t anticipate. It’s been a pleasant surprise.
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