PS4 Might Be Facing Four Months Of Shortages After Launch

By Mike Sousa on September 21, 2013, 9:42AM EDT

The PS4 will be released this November in both North America and Europe, but due to high demand, everyone that pre-ordered their PS4 after the 6th of August might not receive their console at launch. However, according to MCV, this might not be something that can be solved in 2 or 3 weeks, as sources close to the magazine sugested that the PS4 could be in short supply for up to four months after launch.

The source revealed that the number of units expected to arrive at UK is unlikely to satisfy demand. With more than 1 million pre-orders worldwide so far, these numbers far surpassed Sony's expectations. Due to this, Sony is worried that players that can't buy a PS4 will turn to buying an Xbox One instead.

During Gamescom, Fergal Gara, PlayStation UK chief, revealed that the number of pre-orders for PS4 were at a level "never seen before in our 20 years in this business... pretty inevitable that demand will outstrip supply," he said. Gara also added that Sony was cooperating with retail in order to satisfy their consumers as much as possible.

The PS4 will be released on the 15th of November in North America, arriving at Europe two weeks later, on the 29th of November.

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