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Sony PS4 stock update, UK shortage will last 2 more months

Sony has given a PS4 stock update for the UK and has declared that shortages will last for 2 more months. It is expected that high demand should subside by April and that retailers should be able to maintain a healthy amount of consoles in store and online.

We heard earlier this week that the PlayStation 4 had passed the 5.3 million sales barrier, approximately double that of the Xbox One. PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara has confirmed to MCV that a free supply of stock should be available around April time, although consumers might get the odd week when retailers have more supplies than others.

The PS4 has surpassed the expectations of Sony, who launch the console in Japan tomorrow. Even with pre-order indications nobody predicted just how wild demand would be for the PlayStation 4, with Sony aiming to sell 5 million by the end of the month. Gara admitted that initially, the company thought gamers were ordering their PS4 from multiple stores but it turned out every single order was legit.

A short while ago we saw the first discount on a PS4 below Sony’s RRP, GameStop UK were selling the console for £20 less than anywhere else. Stocks online are available but mainly in bundles and you may have to pay over the odds with 3rd party dealers. The standard PS4 console is very hard to come by right now but hopefully by April the sales storm should have calmed and the next gen games machine will be easier to buy.

Have you managed to get your hands on a PS4 yet, or will you wait until stocks are healthier and more deals become available?

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Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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