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PS4 sold sub-200k consoles last week. Are we really supposed to believe Sony can't make that many to meet demand?



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According to Pach...Sony have been rolling out 1.4m PS4's per month since they started production in September....don't forget that we wouldn't have seen the first shipment of the entire 1.4m until mid Oct, so theoretically they had produced 4.2m units and had them in stores by mid December....that ties in perfectly with the sales of the PS4 up until the end of Dec.

Don't forget that the PS4 launches in mid Feb in Japan, so Sony will want to keep back a reasonable number for that launch.   I do wonder how many units Sony will keep aside for the JP launch????? 500k?  and it seems that Sony can get on average around 200k units onto the market each week, while making sure there is enough units for the JP launch.

It also seems that Sony is making a rather large push in NA over the last week or so and will continue to do that for at least a few weeks.  I wouldn't be surprised to see over 200k weekly WW for the next few weeks leading up to the JP launch...and then there will be a spike for a few weeks after that.

In short, I honestly think that Sony are getting around 200k onto the market each week on average and that is all they can manage.



Prediction (June 12th 2017)

Permanent pricedrop for both PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro in October.

PS4 Slim $249 (October 2017)

PS4 Pro $349 (October 2017)

davygee said:

Don't forget that the PS4 launches in mid Feb in Japan, so Sony will want to keep back a reasonable number for that launch.   I do wonder how many units Sony will keep aside for the JP launch????? 500k?  and it seems that Sony can get on average around 200k units onto the market each week, while making sure there is enough units for the JP launch.

Ty mate!
I've said that a gazillion times. Sony is keeping some stock from 1.4m produced/week for Japan!



12 hours of supply at BestBuy.

http://www.zoolert.com/videoconsoles/playstation-4/trackers/

Could they finally figured how to feed the US retail chain?



Here in Canada its sold-out everywhere which sucks.



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I don't see why Sony should have a large launch in Japan... Nintendo isn't doing anything there, MS certainly won't, so the market's theirs already.
I guess the launch date is already publicized and hyped, but they don't need to allocate a "large" amount... Have it be a soft launch, basically.
Same goes for other 'uncompetitive' markets where 360 never did well and XBone is not selling big, they can have their sales allocation safely reduced.
(markets like the UK/Australia, and possibly Brasil given the situation there with tariffs, would be ones to NOT reduce the allocation in)
The units saved can be allocated to the US market, where it actually is more competitive vs XBone, and those units will help determine early sales ratio,
which has a carry on effect for future sales given people like to buy what their friends have (especially given MS' policy restricting online gaming to XBone only)
Brasil's issue with tariffs and end-user price can only be fixed by local production, so perhaps that represents an option to raise global production levels.
Although it's plausible that Sony would seek to delay Brasil production until the next hardware revision is ready, they're rumored to want to replace the ARM chip for one.
I suspect that this gen will see more frequent hardware revisions for both Sony and MS, they are basically using standard PC hardware with designs from AMD, no reason not to follow the PC market there.