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A strange thing is happening: four years after launch, the PlayStation 4 is selling out – particularly online in the United States. To be clear, if you had planned on getting Sony’s system this week, then you’ll probably find plenty of stock in store – assuming you’re willing to fight for it – but the heavily advertised $199 consoles have all but evaporated on Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Wal Mart’s websites. Not even GameStop has any stock online – although it seems the device is available in store.

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2017/11/four_years_after_launch_ps4_is_selling_out_again



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PS4 is a beast.



How is this strange?



Yes, strange, because people buying electronics in droves the day of and after Thanksgiving is totally a foreign concept.



Ultrashroomz said:
Yes, strange, because people buying electronics in droves the day of and after Thanksgiving is totally a foreign concept.

It actually is though, quite literally, to us Europeans at least



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Why are they surprised? There's a good reason that it's sold more than twice the systems, as X1.



Reminder that Sony originally expected to ship 18m units this fiscal year, now raised to 19m, which is still less than last FY's 20m.

I still think it will remain flat or increase, not fall.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Ultrashroomz said:
Yes, strange, because people buying electronics in droves the day of and after Thanksgiving is totally a foreign concept.

It actually is though, quite literally, to us Europeans at least

Not anymore. It’s everywhere in Europe these days.

On topic: Was this thread really necessary?!There are three others with largely the same topic already.

Last edited by Errorist76 - on 25 November 2017

When I worked at Best Buy (I quit about six months after the PS3 launch) we sold out of XBox 360s quite a few times during the Kinect launch, the Vita almost all of the time (but that was more do to low stock), the 3DS fairly regularly during holidays, most SKUs of the PS3 at points (when they were still pushing move bundles, we generally had a few of those while the non-move SKUs sold out), and the we definitely sold out of Wiis in 2010.

The PS4 is doing pretty well, but this kind of thing is hardly unprecedented.



What a sensationalist title