(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Trying to get your hands on the PS4 but having trouble? Well it seems as if the console will continue to remain in short supply well into the spring.
PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara said in an interview with MCV that the console probably won’t be in free-supply until April.
“I can’t work it out precisely. But based on what I’ve seen so far, I think it is going to be tricky until around about April. You might get a fortnight or a week here or there where it is more available, but we should be back to free supply by about April.”
“That’s our best guess. It might be a little earlier than that, or it might be a little later. But we’ll get there.”
The PS 4 has sold more than 5.3 million consoles worldwide, more than the Xbox One’s sales.
“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, like tablets and smartphones,” he added. “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.”