It might be because the PlayStation 4 has now been released in Japan, but the console is almost nonexistent on shelves in the US. Sony has sold 5.3 million units up until February 8th, the console was released in November, and by the news we’ve seen, the availability of the console won’t improve until April.
The website Nowinstock.com shows us that there are only two bundles available and are only at Wal-Mart stores. The price of the bundles are $517 and $519 which are both well above the PS4 listing price of $399. But at least there are some available.
Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Amazon.com are all shown to be out of stock of the console. No stores have the console available by itself. Amazon.com is taking pre-orders for the console though.
If you are impatient and want your console now though, there are some available on eBay, they are going for $525 and up.
The head of Sony UK, Fergal Gara said the following in an interview:
“PS4 pre-orders were obviously a strong indicator of what was going to happen, but they were so big that we were pinching ourselves and wondering if people were pre-ordering in more than one place, and if some of these pre-orders were real. We were getting numbers we never imagined, let alone seen before. But it proved to be real.”
He also mentioned, which we reported a few days ago, that the console will remain with stock shortages until April.