Are you still struggling trying to find PS4 stock in your area? If you are you can take comfort in the fact that you are not the only one. Sony has confirmed that they are still struggling to meet demand and may take a few more months until they are able to manage it without any issues.
We have seen our own first account of the problems. While some of you may have been pulling your hair out trying to buy a PS4 in the UK or US only to come up short, the stock shortage is also hitting other parts of the world too such as Asia.
Trying to buy a PS4 in Hong Kong for example, is like trying to find a golden Wonka ticket. We were met with disappointment after disappointment, while trying to deal with Sony’s customer service was none existent as well, not to mention Sony making no effort to respond to stock queries via social media.
We also saw third party sellers take full advantage of the stock situation by bumping up prices higher than Sony’s official retail price, which is still going on as we speak.
We’re guessing most of you had similar experiences trying to pick one up in your area but at least Sony has now come out and admitted that they are not on top of the stock problems yet.
Company CEO Andrew House has issued this statement to Wall Street Journal on the matter:
“We’re struggling to keep up with demand. Conservatively, as we get into the early summer months, we’ll be closer to a full supply situation.”
While this is a pleasant problem for Sony to have, some communication with their fans would be more ideal in our opinion. Let us know if you have had any problems picking up a PS4 in your area – have you seen retailers mark up the price too?
Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8