PS4 Supplies Will Be Scarce Until Summer 2014
Sony’s PS4 supplies are falling short of current consumer demand.
According to Andrew House, head of Sony’s PlayStation division, the company is currently having difficulties maintaining a steady supply of the new console. “We’re struggling to keep up with demand,” said House in an interview. “Conservatively, as we get into the early summer months, we’ll be closer to a full supply situation.”
The fact that Sony’s having supply problems should come as little surprise considering the rapid success it’s enjoyed with the console. By March 2014, a mere four months since its initial North American launch, the company reported selling more than six million units worldwide.
The console’s strong sales have also had the affect of pushing the Sony Games division back into profitability as well as even bumping the sales numbers of the PlayStation Vita which can play PS4 games via its remote play functionality. The Xbox One, comparatively, has been privy to somewhat weaker sales numbers, though the recent release of Titanfall has apparently spurred the hardware’s sales since its launch earlier this month.