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PS4: House warns that shortages may hit as Sony raises sales forecast

Friday, 14th June 2013 12:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has increased its PS4 sales forecast following a strong showing at E3 2013. Executive Andrew House has cautioned that demand for the console could result in a shortage at some point.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Sony has raised its internal PS4 sales projections in reaction to strong demand for the console.

Speaking with the paper, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House warned that “demand may well outstrip supply.”

Meanwhile this interactive PS4 model lets you get a close look at the console and its many crevices.

Thanks IGN.

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  1. Yoshi

    All they need to do is churning out a load to retailers then store some close by if they run out

    #1 1 year ago
  2. polygem

    no no no. don´t let that happen. i got the wiiu a week later too because of this, eventhough i preordered the first day that was even possible. i mean i will survive it but i want that ps4 thing yesterday.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Bloobat

    I would think that both will be in short supply come launch, currently most stores are allowed to take 3 times as many pre orders for PS4 vs Xbone so Sony must be confident that they can keep up with this pre order amount.
    They will also both try to beat each other to launch so I would imagine even less will be available.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TrickyAudio

    We’ll I’ve preorderd :D

    Probably will be a bastard to get hold of for some this Christmas, though.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Kieran

    sony are probably going to the toilet with 100e notes lol

    #5 1 year ago
  6. DrDamn

    @Poly
    That was because you ordered from Zavvi wasn’t it? Nothing to do with wider stock shortages.

    @Bloobat
    Agree – I think both will be in very short supply.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Pytox

    hopefully ill grab one on time before stock runs out lol

    #7 1 year ago
  8. melonbuster1

    They will ship 2.1 million worldwide by end of 4 quarter. Microsoft will ship 5.3 million by the end of 4th quarter. . Due to ram shortages. Ddr3 easy to make and provide. Ddr5 hard to supplie

    #8 1 year ago
  9. yeoung

    Times like this I’m happy to be a citizen of the Netherlands, where everyone is too high off their asses to pre-order anything. I’ll just show up the day of release, grab it from the shelf and stroke the box while gently reassuring it a spot under my tv the whole ride home.

    Ahhhhh… new console time..

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Goffee

    Wonder if that’s code for “not coming to Europe until 2014″

    #10 1 year ago
  11. NiceFellow

    Guess those pre-orders are looking good.

    @8 not if the yield issue rumours are true (and they have a lot of weight behind them.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. DSB

    To be fair, they say that every goddamn time.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. frostface

    Pre-ordered mine today. I’m confident it’ll be there for me on day one. Or all hell will break loose. But that’s not gonna happen, is it Sony? (shakes fist)

    #13 1 year ago