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lucidium said:
The amount the ps4 is being pushed in electronics stores here in japan I will be genuinely shocked if it doesn't break 250k on launch week in japan alone


250k?? LMAo its going to do more then that.



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ktay95 said:
think-man said:
Yeah seems demand is still very high, Iv seen signs up saying pre order now to get your PS4 late feb.

Now March across the board in AU =( at least I finally ordered one


It's crazy Sony is going to have no stock for the boost that Infamous will create.



FlamingWeazel said:
lucidium said:
The amount the ps4 is being pushed in electronics stores here in japan I will be genuinely shocked if it doesn't break 250k on launch week in japan alone


250k?? LMAo its going to do more then that.

I prefer to be wrong with a lower amount than wrong with a higher amount.



think-man said:
ktay95 said:
think-man said:
Yeah seems demand is still very high, Iv seen signs up saying pre order now to get your PS4 late feb.

Now March across the board in AU =( at least I finally ordered one


It's crazy Sony is going to have no stock for the boost that Infamous will create.


Titanfall is coming out right around then. I think Sony would be smart to limit PS4 shipments for the end of Feb so that March can get a bump from infamous and not push people into buying XBONEs.



Just don't be misled by all this high demand. It is a short term thing. We live in a console age where front loaded sales is the norm, and this will also apply to PS4. AND last gen was so long that there is much more pent up demand this time than there has been for the start of previous generations. People who bought PS3 in 2006/7/8 are all ready and willing to buy a new console. Whereas in the past only people who bought in the first year or 18 months were ready to buy a new console in the launch period.

Demand will taper off fast once all that early gen craziness has worked itself out. Just like Wii was a fad that went on for a quite a while, PS4 demand is also a fad, of sorts, that will fade.

PS4 will not outsell PS3 lifetime. Growth in the console market is a myth, it's gonna shrink this gen.

Having said that, current numbers are still impressive and I will enjoy them while they last.



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Chasesdaddy84 said:
It's so crazy that this long after launch when I go into one of my local Best Buy's or Gamestop's and ask if any PS4's in stock and everyone laughs.... and then politely informs me, no. I honestly thought this would be over by now and they would be easily supplied. People can say what they want but the truth is, they ARE hard to find and get your hands on. Learning the stores shipment arrival dates is a must, and even then you will likely have to brave a line to even have a "chance" at getting one. In another thread they pointed out how PS4 right now is above where the Wii was at this exact time frame after it's launch. and by a hefty amount (something like 600k higher) AND the PS4 is yet to launch in Japan.... Crazy, just pain crazy.

While the PS4 is currently outselling the Wii when aligning their timeframes, Sony has also been better at producing supply.  Nintendo was also burned so badly by the Gamecube's modest sales that their production of the Wii ended up way behind demand.

PS4 demand is extraordinary and is still not readily available at all times, but it has been available for days at a time here and there such as the big Amazon shipments last month and last week at many Best Buy stores, no waiting in line necessary.  To my knowledge, the Wii was never available for days at a time throughout any of its first year.




binary solo said:

Just don't be misled by all this high demand. It is a short term thing. We live in a console age where front loaded sales is the norm, and this will also apply to PS4. AND last gen was so long that there is much more pent up demand this time than there has been for the start of previous generations. People who bought PS3 in 2006/7/8 are all ready and willing to buy a new console. Whereas in the past only people who bought in the first year or 18 months were ready to buy a new console in the launch period.

Demand will taper off fast once all that early gen craziness has worked itself out. Just like Wii was a fad that went on for a quite a while, PS4 demand is also a fad, of sorts, that will fade.

PS4 will not outsell PS3 lifetime. Growth in the console market is a myth, it's gonna shrink this gen.

Having said that, current numbers are still impressive and I will enjoy them while they last.

Kinda outta touch with reality, huh? Must be nice. The real world suckssss =(  lol 



archbrix said:
Chasesdaddy84 said:
It's so crazy that this long after launch when I go into one of my local Best Buy's or Gamestop's and ask if any PS4's in stock and everyone laughs.... and then politely informs me, no. I honestly thought this would be over by now and they would be easily supplied. People can say what they want but the truth is, they ARE hard to find and get your hands on. Learning the stores shipment arrival dates is a must, and even then you will likely have to brave a line to even have a "chance" at getting one. In another thread they pointed out how PS4 right now is above where the Wii was at this exact time frame after it's launch. and by a hefty amount (something like 600k higher) AND the PS4 is yet to launch in Japan.... Crazy, just pain crazy.

While the PS4 is currently outselling the Wii when aligning their timeframes, Sony has also been better at producing supply.  Nintendo was also burned so badly by the Gamecube's modest sales that their production of the Wii ended up way behind demand.

PS4 demand is extraordinary and is still not readily available at all times, but it has been available for days at a time here and there such as the big Amazon shipments last month and last week at many Best Buy stores, no waiting in line necessary.  To my knowledge, the Wii was never available for days at a time throughout any of its first year.

Yeah... I kinda 100% agree with everything you said. PS4's haven't been available here though, but it's a densly populus area and I'm sure the demand is much higher than the supply available here. Most places, small cities, towns, what have you... there will be some demand sure, but the supply can more easily meet the demand. I think that is why we have some reports of them in stores, and some others saying how they are sold out within minutes. I think both are correct. 

Again though.. I totally see where you're coming from with your comment and it's kinda hard to argue against it. I do remember trying to get a Wii like 8 months after launch and STILL having a hard time. I think it's scary and hard to imagine that a traditional console like the PS4 could have the same demand for something as revolutionary as the Wii at the time. So far, the numbers don't lie. But I too, see it impossible to keep this up and soon demand will subside considerably. Although I also NEVER thought it would be anywhere close to where it is already. So I'm just gonna wait and see! 



Chasesdaddy84 said:
archbrix said:
Chasesdaddy84 said:
It's so crazy that this long after launch when I go into one of my local Best Buy's or Gamestop's and ask if any PS4's in stock and everyone laughs.... and then politely informs me, no. I honestly thought this would be over by now and they would be easily supplied. People can say what they want but the truth is, they ARE hard to find and get your hands on. Learning the stores shipment arrival dates is a must, and even then you will likely have to brave a line to even have a "chance" at getting one. In another thread they pointed out how PS4 right now is above where the Wii was at this exact time frame after it's launch. and by a hefty amount (something like 600k higher) AND the PS4 is yet to launch in Japan.... Crazy, just pain crazy.

While the PS4 is currently outselling the Wii when aligning their timeframes, Sony has also been better at producing supply.  Nintendo was also burned so badly by the Gamecube's modest sales that their production of the Wii ended up way behind demand.

PS4 demand is extraordinary and is still not readily available at all times, but it has been available for days at a time here and there such as the big Amazon shipments last month and last week at many Best Buy stores, no waiting in line necessary.  To my knowledge, the Wii was never available for days at a time throughout any of its first year.

Yeah... I kinda 100% agree with everything you said. PS4's haven't been available here though, but it's a densly populus area and I'm sure the demand is much higher than the supply available here. Most places, small cities, towns, what have you... there will be some demand sure, but the supply can more easily meet the demand. I think that is why we have some reports of them in stores, and some others saying how they are sold out within minutes. I think both are correct. 

Again though.. I totally see where you're coming from with your comment and it's kinda hard to argue against it. I do remember trying to get a Wii like 8 months after launch and STILL having a hard time. I think it's scary and hard to imagine that a traditional console like the PS4 could have the same demand for something as revolutionary as the Wii at the time. So far, the numbers don't lie. But I too, see it impossible to keep this up and soon demand will subside considerably. Although I also NEVER thought it would be anywhere close to where it is already. So I'm just gonna wait and see! 

@bolded:  Yeah, I completely agree with your point here.  I've said that as well; the Wii was a phenomenon at a mass-market price and came bundled with a game that was revolutionary that everyone was talking about.  The PS4, on the other hand, doesn't have any particular game that is moving the console en masse and is not in the "impulse buy" price range, yet its sales are amazing.

I think that it comes down to two main things:  First, the PS4 is a sure thing for the 8th gen, regardless of what the competition does.  Even if someone is considering picking up a WiiU or an XB1 somewhere down the line, the PS4 is definitely a safe buy for anyone who is anxious to jump into next-gen because it'll have all of the big 3rd party games - and the best versions at that.

And second, most people are aware that there won't be a price reduction any time soon, and the price is not prohibitively expensive at $399.  Sony is in no position financially to take a loss by dropping the price, and even if they could, it would be absurd to leave money on the table when the console is selling the way it is currently - not to mention that their closest competitor is the one who will need a price drop first.




binary solo said:

PS4 will not outsell PS3 lifetime. Growth in the console market is a myth, it's gonna shrink this gen.

And you're basing this on what exactly? Historical precedent suggests you're wrong, and that console gaming has become ever more mainstream over time, at least in America and Europe (in Japan the market has remained stagnant at best over the decades). Even if the Wii U's lackluster sales result in lower total hardware unit sales this generation, I still think demand is sufficient to propel combined PS4 & XBO sales well ahead of combined PS3 and 360 sales, and that the PS4 will be the overall global market leader due to the majority of Xbox sales being concentrated in America. I don't think we've seen the last 100+ million seller in the console market. If you're one of those people that think most gamers are going to completely abandon console gaming just to play dinky little games like Candy Crush, well, to me that's like saying that people are going to abandon Ford, GM, and Toyota for Huffy and Schwinn.