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The Best Buy I work at in downtown Chicago sold so many 199$ PS4's it was unbelievable. I must say it greatly surprised me because it had been on sale for 199$ throughout the whole week so I did not really expect it to be that crazy tonight. We had roughly 200 PS4s in stock before 5pm (when we opened) I left at around midnight and only 17 PS4s were left. Which means tomorrow when we open the doors again at 8am we will have only 17 units in stock which will naturally sell out like hot cakes. It was seriously unbelievable, I work at the Mobile Department and as I was looking around the store i could see 1/3 of all the present customers were holding a PS4 in their hands it was unbelievable. Also a friend of mine who works at Best Buy but in a different location told me the same story of how they almost sold out of all the PS4 units they had.   Also, I will have to say Nintendo Switch came in second that also kinda surprised me since the console is 299$ I must say I am impressed by Nintendo switch it's very popular.  

Did Sony underestimate the demand or what?

 



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Out of curiosity, how many Switch units did you sell? I'm interested to see how it performs on Black Friday as its obviously full price. It would be a good achievement if it keeps pace with discounted consoles. As for PS4, Its a given that it will keep selling gangbusters, there is still a lot of demand.



If Amazon is any indicator, $199 PS4 is a sales beast everywhere. PS4 wins Black Friday confirmed?



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FattyDingDong said:

Did Sony underestimate the demand or what?

 

It looks like everyone did.



Did you see what games the customers where leaving with?



 

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SnakeDrake said:
Did you see what games the customers where leaving with?

Wow that's a great question I did not pay that much attention to the games itself as I said I work in the Mobile Department so i did not get to ring them out at the registers, however a lot of customers were asking for COD WW2 and the sports games Madden/NBA etc.



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FattyDingDong said:

Did Sony underestimate the demand or what?

Back when they hit 60m, they where forecasting sales would be abit lower this year, and only shipping 18m.

They raised it to 19m at some point, but its probably still too low, this year should be the peak.

hopefully they ended up shipping more than that, and come April 2018, PS4 will be well over 80m.

 

Sounds like Sony did underestimate demand in the US.



Stocks are also huge in my country, considering we're only a population of 400,000. Hoping for the best :)



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Kyuu said:
FattyDingDong said:

Did Sony underestimate the demand or what?

 

It looks like everyone did.

Yeah, seems so;)



Expected for me. It's the console of choice by far and large now