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Will Sony have supply issues with the PS3 this Holiday?

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Gilgamesh said:
ChrisIsNotSexy said:
If they didnt have an supply issues on Black Friday,i dont see why they would have supply issues this Holiday,when they know the demand is very high,on Black Friday it is questionable.

But didn't they sell out in America?

they might have sold out bundles but not regular SKUs.



MikeB predicts that the PS3 will sell about 140 million units by the end of 2016 and triple the amount of 360s in the long run.

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saicho said:
Gilgamesh said:
ChrisIsNotSexy said:
If they didnt have an supply issues on Black Friday,i dont see why they would have supply issues this Holiday,when they know the demand is very high,on Black Friday it is questionable.

But didn't they sell out in America?

they might have sold out bundles but not regular SKUs.


They didnt sell out of the 250gig but they might have well sold out of the 120 one.



Yes I think so, This is what Sony was waiting for, with the price drop and slim model comming out. They will be ready for this holiday season, Black Friday went well, Sony seeing those numbers will continue to produce more product to sale.



dsgrue3 said:
0cton said:
dsgrue3 AFAIK they don't sell consoles to stores, that's how they can drop the price how they want, they control the price not the stores. for this they must half-rent a section in stores, and shipping is an issue as well.

Yes I know they set the retail price. However I was under the impression they sold to the stores for cheaper so both parties benefit from the sale between the consumer and the store. Say the store gets the product for $50 cheaper, then that's the store's profit. This isn't how it works?

In europe at least the supplier (i.e. Sony/MS/Nintendo) can only set a RRP (recommended retail price).  They then sell the product to the retailers at 'trade price', which is lower than that.  Different retailers can negotiate different pricing depending on size/importance/etc.  Retailers set the price to the consumer to whatever they want.  I believe it is illegal for a supplier to attempt to control retail pricing (at least in EU).



 

stiak I am in europe and when sony announces a price cut all stores "obey"
either they are paying them or they just use the store as a second party for selling their products and give them a certain % (fixed per console)
So the store gets the price from sony since sony sells them, the store acts as the middle man and gets some cash for sold console, that's how sony can decide price cuts and stuff.
OR maybe that is in some special sony parterns stores.
Another example, when a game goes platinum, even non platinum copies get the price cuts, even before platinum boxes even come to store.
I think this may be only to official sony supported stores though, cause some retails keep prices high since they probably bough them, don't act as middleman.
I may be wrong though on some points.



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letsdance said:
saicho said:
Gilgamesh said:
ChrisIsNotSexy said:
If they didnt have an supply issues on Black Friday,i dont see why they would have supply issues this Holiday,when they know the demand is very high,on Black Friday it is questionable.

But didn't they sell out in America?

they might have sold out bundles but not regular SKUs.


They didnt sell out of the 250gig but they might have well sold out of the 120 one.

 

That what I was worried today at my local Best Buy.

 

Huge piles of 250Gb and only 6 120Gb in the whole shop........



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !