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Normchacho said:
I work at a Target that's super busy on Black Friday (#1 on the North East last night) and we thought Sony was crazy sending us 300 PS4s...they were gone in less than 6 hours.

For those asking about Switches, we got 170 and we currently have about half of them left.

So it sounds like Sony shipped a lot of units, if your store isn't an exception.
I'm not surprised it's selling like crazy. 1TB at this price is the kind of sweet spot price point that appeals to me. (Got my PS3 for $210 in 2010.)

I doubt it's going to get much cheaper than this for a few years.

Last edited by Hiku - on 24 November 2017

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Normchacho said:
I work at a Target that's super busy on Black Friday (#1 on the North East last night) and we thought Sony was crazy sending us 300 PS4s...they were gone in less than 6 hours.

For those asking about Switches, we got 170 and we currently have about half of them left.

Looks like stock isn't as much of an issue for the Switch.



Normchacho said:
pitzy272 said:

So you had about 220 going into Thursday then, since you sold 80 Sun-Wed? Or did Sony ship you 300 JUST for Thursday and Friday? Think I overheard someone at Best Buy talk about actual “Black Friday crates” that are shipped and are reserved for Thur-Fri.

We had 300 just for Thursday and Friday. There are no official "black Friday crates" bit I'm sure plenty of stores held stock.

Haha idk what the hell I heard then. 

Thanks for the info, man! Man, 300 sold compared to around 90. That’s impressive. Wonder how much ground XBO can gain back tho due to ps4’s major shortages. 



Lawlight said:
Normchacho said:
I work at a Target that's super busy on Black Friday (#1 on the North East last night) and we thought Sony was crazy sending us 300 PS4s...they were gone in less than 6 hours.

For those asking about Switches, we got 170 and we currently have about half of them left.

Looks like stock isn't as much of an issue for the Switch.

I'm gonna have to call BS on what Normchacho said. I was in one of the Targets downtown Chicago buying paper wrap for gifts and found a shelf with 6 PS4s just sitting there no one close trying to grab them.

[IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/juhgm8.png[/IMG]

http://tinypic.com/r/juhgm8/9

 

 



Soonerman said:
Lawlight said:

Looks like stock isn't as much of an issue for the Switch.

I'm gonna have to call BS on what Normchacho said. I was in one of the Targets downtown Chicago buying paper wrap for gifts and found a shelf with 6 PS4s just sitting there no one close trying to grab them.

[IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/juhgm8.png[/IMG]

http://tinypic.com/r/juhgm8/9

 

 

How are you gonna call BS on an anecdote 😂 Especially when your anecdote is one example compared to hundreds of forum posters stating the opposite. Go online and try to order the Black Friday ps4, it's all sold out d: 



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Normchacho said:
I work at a Target that's super busy on Black Friday (#1 on the North East last night) and we thought Sony was crazy sending us 300 PS4s...they were gone in less than 6 hours.

For those asking about Switches, we got 170 and we currently have about half of them left.

I am curious how Switch did sales wise on Black Friday week versus previous weeks in November. Did sales increase, decrease, or were sales generally the same? I am curious because at this point I think the system might be losing momentum due to its price and the price of its competitors (at this point I worry it will become another Wii U or GC situation in terms of sales). Any insight on that based on what you have seen would be much appreciated.



aLkaLiNE said:
Soonerman said:

I'm gonna have to call BS on what Normchacho said. I was in one of the Targets downtown Chicago buying paper wrap for gifts and found a shelf with 6 PS4s just sitting there no one close trying to grab them.

[IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/juhgm8.png[/IMG]

http://tinypic.com/r/juhgm8/9

 

 

How are you gonna call BS on an anecdote 😂 Especially when your anecdote is one example compared to hundreds of forum posters stating the opposite. Go online and try to order the Black Friday ps4, it's all sold out d: 

Lol, then he says there was a shelf with 6 PS4s that no one wanted, yet to prove it he took a pic of 2 PS4s.



Soonerman said:
Lawlight said:

Looks like stock isn't as much of an issue for the Switch.

I'm gonna have to call BS on what Normchacho said. I was in one of the Targets downtown Chicago buying paper wrap for gifts and found a shelf with 6 PS4s just sitting there no one close trying to grab them.

[IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/juhgm8.png[/IMG]

http://tinypic.com/r/juhgm8/9

 

 

Not gonna get into this argument, but  a friend that's living in Boston said that he went to his local target to buy some stuff and they had 6 ps4 left.  He said a guy came in and got all six lol



Soonerman said:
Lawlight said:

Looks like stock isn't as much of an issue for the Switch.

I'm gonna have to call BS on what Normchacho said. I was in one of the Targets downtown Chicago buying paper wrap for gifts and found a shelf with 6 PS4s just sitting there no one close trying to grab them.

[IMG]http://i66.tinypic.com/juhgm8.png[/IMG]

http://tinypic.com/r/juhgm8/9

 

 

Not all Targets are going to be the same my guy. Judging by the way those are displayed it looks like that's a pretty low volume store, which is way different than the store I work in (we do over a million dollars in sales on Black Friday)

https://imgur.com/gallery/sFZoX

 

That's a piece of a conversation I had with my coworker who opened Thursday (I opened Friday) where he tells me that our store manager said we had less than 50 PS4s left in the whole building less than 3 hours after we opened.

https://imgur.com/a/7pLaz

 

This isnt a great pic of Wednesday night because I didn't expect I'd be using it as evidence or anything, but what I did was put out all of our Xbox Ones and Switches (which are both obscured by the cardboard boxes unfortunately) and filled the rest of that space with PS4 Slims. The stack is 4 deep, 5 high, and 8 long with 11 stacked upright on top. The plan was to sell those 171 on Thursday night and then save the rest for Friday and Saturday. But, we blew through those so quickly that our store manager decided to just sell them all that night.

 

I'm not suggesting that what happened at our store is representative of the whole country, I was just sharing my experience.

 

Bonus: Here's a picture of 110 Switches I unboxed Wednesday night (we already had the other 60)

 

 https://imgur.com/a/4YVPo

Last edited by Normchacho - on 25 November 2017

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I was at target tonight and they only had a couple of PS4/Xbox consoles. No switches. No idea how many they initially had.