For those hoping to get their hands on Sony’s new system might be disappointed as Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House has said, in an interview with The Guardian, that the company won’t be able to address follow up shipments to their launch supply. House did say that Sony was successfully able to provide enough supply for both the North American and European market during launch.
“So I’d characterize it as being somewhat supply-challenged for the remainder of the calendar year, but hopefully we’ll be able to satisfy that pent-up demand as we get out to January and February,” House said.
Despite such supply challenges House did state that Sony are confident in the PS4 outselling its brethren, the PS3. The last-gen system sold 3.5 million units in its first fiscal year, with Sony predicting that the PS4 will sell 5 million units during the same time frame. Sony also expects the system to reach the 3 million point mark the end of the year, with only 11 days left.
The PS4 has sold 2.1 million units as of late November while the Xbox One has also reached the 2 million unit mark.