This thread is about the 199,- deal PS4s, not PS4 in general. Thread title is a bit misleading though.
Actually if you look through comments of this thread you will see that most people think that console is completely sold out in any case, even what OP wrote sounds like that "Also for the first time since it’s first year...... the console is now completely sold out in every major retailer across the country".
While reality is that just $199 BF price isn't any more available currently, that's quite different from PS4 is completely sold out everywhere.
In any case, $199 for 1TB is great price any case and I am sure PS4 sold great with that price.