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Why did the ps4 sell out before Black Friday?

Underestimated demand, me... 15 24.59%
 
Wild card, 199 price caus... 46 75.41%
 
Total:61

For the first time in four years since launch, Sony has dropped the price of the main ps4 model to &199. Also for the first time since it’s first year...... the console is now completely sold out in every major retailer across the country. 

 

This can can mean a couple things: 

 

1. Sony underestimated demand based on the fact the Nintendo Switch and maybe even the Xbox one x were likely to be the most sought after items this November, and therefore they didn’t ship enough $199 consoles. 

2. The machine likely became a Wild card the moment it touched $199. Based on anecdotal evidence..... Best Buy and GameStop stores received hundreds of 199 consoles, and the system sold out nearly immediately after the doors opened up. With lines of people still asking about the console. 

 

Either way, Sony sold out of stock, the question is if they are able to shop more units to stores before cyber Monday.... otherwise they are going to be competing with a 189 Xbox and currently in stock Nintendo Switch. Maybe this is why they dropped the pro to 349, since that console is abundantly available and they don’t want to lose any ground to the completion. 

 

Opinions? 



 

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Playstations at $200 or less become unstoppable. This is not the PS3 which never hit that price, PS4 will sell in a similar vein to PS2.



The pro was dropped to $349 the same time the slim dropped to $199. Maybe they only dropped the pro by $50 and the slim by $100 and planned for the shortage so that people will decide to upsize to the pro instead. Anyways, these are new prices and not just black Friday... I'll be surprised if Sony doesn't get stock in place before Christmas.



Even I'm considering asking for a PS4, and I already have one.



esse preço é louco, eu ainda espero um preço decrescente por US $ 249 neste verão.



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If Sony doesn't resolve the supply issue fast I am sure they will loose a lot of sales to the xbox one s this quarter...



jlauro said:
If Sony doesn't resolve the supply issue fast I am sure they will loose a lot of sales to the xbox one s this quarter...

agree, they are doing like in ps4 launch.



zogs88 said:
jlauro said:
If Sony doesn't resolve the supply issue fast I am sure they will loose a lot of sales to the xbox one s this quarter...

agree, they are doing like in ps4 launch.

Maybe, but it looks like every system produced (PS4/X1S/NS) was going to sell out this holiday.



Insidb said:
zogs88 said:

agree, they are doing like in ps4 launch.

Maybe, but it looks like every system produced (PS4/X1S/NS) was going to sell out this holiday.

except only ps4 is sold  out now every where, and it's not even black friday. huge sales are being missed out on by sony.



quickrick said:
Insidb said:

Maybe, but it looks like every system produced (PS4/X1S/NS) was going to sell out this holiday.

except only ps4 is sold  out now every where, and it's not even black friday. huge sales are being missed out on by sony.

Yes, but that's different than losing them to X1. With the $189 and $199 prices, I expect them all to be gone.