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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
thismeintiel said:

And now, Best Buy says "Find a Store." That didn't take long.

Edit: Lol, the closest one to me with stock is 75 miles away.

Wow the ps4 is struggling so bad to meet demand.

 

Official price was $299 pre black Friday right? I can see them dropping a 1TB PS4 +1/2 games to $249. 

 

Then next black Friday back to $199 before a permanent cut to that price. 



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cmay227 said:
quickrick said:

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.

Thats funny, I just left best buy and walmart about a hour and a half ago and both had stacks. of PS4s and Xbox ones. no switches though.

zip code you were in? because best buy has them in stock. anecdotal evidence like this is useless. i can buy a switch online now, and pick it up for both locations mentioned today, while ps4 199$ is not available anywhere online    



quickrick said:
cmay227 said:

Thats funny, I just left best buy and walmart about a hour and a half ago and both had stacks. of PS4s and Xbox ones. no switches though.

zip code you were in? because best buy has them in stock. anecdotal evidence like this is useless. i can buy a switch online now, and pick it up for both locations mentioned today, while ps4 199$ is not available anywhere online    

I'm with you; I've seen variable conditions, from store to store.



jlauro said:
The $199 price (normally $299) is the MSRP for at least 4 more days (today, Sat, Sunday, and Cyber Monday). Wouldn't surprise me if it becomes a new standard price, but it does technically say limited time, but it is the current MSRP for all retailers.

Sony's web site points to 4 online retailers, and 3 out of 4 are out of stock, but best buy is currently in stock. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-playstation4-1tb-console-black/5850905.p for anyone looking for it.

I doubt Sony is gonna cut the official price by $100, they're probably gonna drop to $249.99 + a game. They could bundle games like Call of Duty WWII and Battlefront 2, and in the future games like Horizon Zero Dawn's Complete Edition, God of War, Spider-man and Detroit: Become Human.



jlauro said:
Miyamotoo said:

You are saying that $199 is new official price for 1TB model!? Pls link for such a claims.

(might only be a week long???  but it is the MSRP price currently)

https://www.playstation.com/

If you referring prices on Sony PS4 official site, they basically giving retailer prices, and every model has $299 price point except that BF deal for $199 that's out of stock. In other words, Sony did not announce new official price for PS4, this $199 is just Black Friday deal.



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Miyamotoo said:
jlauro said:

(might only be a week long???  but it is the MSRP price currently)

https://www.playstation.com/

If you referring prices on Sony PS4 official site, they basically giving retailer prices, and every model has $299 price point except that BF deal for $199 that's out of stock. In other words, Sony did not announce new official price for PS4, this $199 is just Black Friday deal.

Yeah, the cut is just temporary.



Ps4 + bundled game will sell like hotcakes in 2018. Before another holiday cut to $199 next BF which will then likely become permanent for 2019. By then a super slim should release which will eventually go lower then $149.

With an awesome line up of exclusives and third parties in the pipeline they should be able to sell around 130m.



Miyamotoo said:
jlauro said:

(might only be a week long???  but it is the MSRP price currently)

https://www.playstation.com/

If you referring prices on Sony PS4 official site, they basically giving retailer prices, and every model has $299 price point except that BF deal for $199 that's out of stock. In other words, Sony did not announce new official price for PS4, this $199 is just Black Friday deal.

It is the office price from Sony for a week (November 19 to November 27, 2017).  It is not just a Black Friday deal from a retailer, but official Sony price for a week.  I have seen this price in stores that are not major retailers for electronics, such as JC Penny (manly clothes), etc...



SuperNova said:
DonFerrari said:

Very much physiological barrier, because 50 isn't that much difference, but when validating the expenditure it matters.

Definitely. But It also gives you just a little bit more headroom, for a second controller or a game to go with the console.

$199 also splits nicely between two people, so you'll get an additional group of young couples, siblings, low income families with two breadwinners etc. that will bite.

Totally agree. Bring the new players.

Intrinsic said:
Miyamotoo said:

You dont make any sense. Available means to have console at official price point, scalpers that have $100-150 higher price point compared to ofical of course don't count. In any case this is totally different situation, $199 is Black Friday deal and that's actually $100-150 lower price point from official price point, and that price is not available any more, but that doesnt mean that PS4 is generally sold out like some people assume here.

ismt it funny that when it's convenient to you you remember that the PS4 official price is $299/$350?

weren't you just saying in another thread how it's been being sold for $250 for a while now with bundles and bigger HDD?

anyways. I don't get why you are so triggered by it being generally sold out or not. if Sony shipped 1M $199 PS4s to NA for this promotion and all of them are sold out? then it means in addition to however many PS4s were sold at a higher price or pS4pro were sold.... Sony has still managed to sell well over 1M consoles for November. 

The real take away here, is just how well the PS4 still stands to sell at a $199 price tag. 4 years later. just goes to show that this year may not even be its peak year after all 

Because he is a economy specialist so he is analyzing price elasticity. Also know in VGC land as moving goal post.

Miyamotoo said:
jlauro said:

Not true...  The $199 is the new MSRP.  It's not just a Black Friday deal except at gamestop where that includes a $50 gift card for $199.

You are saying that $199 is new official price for 1TB model!? Pls link for such a claims.

DonFerrari said:

In a discussion that is about BF and that the deal for BF is unavailable all other can be considered above MSRP. Unless you also want to consider in a 300M country if a single Switch was being sold at MSRP it wouldn't be sold out everywhere....

BF is just a current deal, it's not official price point. And actually some people here think that PS4 is generally sold out, not only $199 version.

In any case, headline of this thread is fixed and now is more accurate.

Intrinsic said:

ismt it funny that when it's convenient to you you remember that the PS4 official price is $299/$350?

weren't you just saying in another thread how it's been being sold for $250 for a while now with bundles and bigger HDD?

anyways. I don't get why you are so triggered by it being generally sold out or not. if Sony shipped 1M $199 PS4s to NA for this promotion and all of them are sold out? then it means in addition to however many PS4s were sold at a higher price or pS4pro were sold.... Sony has still managed to sell well over 1M consoles for November. 

The real take away here, is just how well the PS4 still stands to sell at a $199 price tag. 4 years later. just goes to show that this year may not even be its peak year after all 

Yes, I was saying that PS4 1TB and 1TB bundles were regulary selling at $300 and lower price point despite higher regular price point, but I dont see how this is conflicted with this $199 deal that is just for Black Friday.

I am not triggered, I just bringing a clear fact, and that is that PS4 is not generally sold out like some people thinking, and that point is that just $199 BF price tag is not any more available.

In any case, headline of this thread is fixed and now is more accurate.

It is the official price point to this week and may be the official one for the next year or for another deal on Xmas. Still, case in point, discussion is about BF, it's clear on OP so your jabs are pointless here... weren't you the one that sweared that you didn't play down Sony and PS4?



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Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Sold out in some stores, yes(not only in america currently). Hopefully Sony will deliver even more, now its the best time for a PlayStation 4!