PlayStation 4 sold out in Canada
Reports of the death of video game consoles may be exaggerated if early sales figures of the PlayStation 4 are any indication.
ThePS 4chalked up one million sales in the first 24 hours after it went on sale in Canada and the United States last Friday. And retailers across Canada are reporting the new game system is sold out. However many buyers pre ordered Sony’s new game console so many of the opening day sales were already assured. The PS 4 launches in Europe and Latin America on Nov. 29.
It’s difficult to compare jordans sales figures for the PS 4 to its predecessor the PS 3 because the latter was first released in Japan, where close to 82,000 units were sold in the first 24 hours when it was released Nov. 11, 2006. It was released the next day in North America 24 hours later.
The highest release figures for a game system before the PS 4 were with the jordans PS 2, which according to theVideo Game Sales Wiki, sold 500,000 in the first weekend in North America and 600,000 in Japan on launch day. and 165,000 in the United Kingdom.
I had posted the official PlayStation 4 unboxing video here but I replacing it with this hilarious demo of the new PlayStation 4 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It enough to make you wish you had pre ordered a PS4, even if you never played a video game before:
A check of retailers turns up sold out notices.
I started by calling a Sony store since it didn appear the online site had the PS 4 available. I was told the PS 4 is sold out at all Sony stores across Canada but the stores expect to learn later today or tomorrow when the next shipments will be in.
Future Shop and Best Buy are sold out and not accepting online reservations.
Elliott Chun, spokesperson for Future Shop said the retailer won’t release pre order numbers but he said pre orders for both the PS 4 and Microsoft’s XBox One, which is being released this Friday, exceeded expectations.
He said Future Shop will be getting more of the video game consoles, plus games and accessories for both systems, the PS 4 and Xbox One between their launch days and Dec. 24.
A check of EB Games found the PS 4 not available and when I called EB Games at West Vancouver’s Park Royal, I was told the retailer is only filling pre orders now and it will be a few weeks to do that.
Resellers are already listing the Playstation 4 on online sales sites like Kijiji, eBay and Craigsli jordans st for prices as high as $1,000, although typical prices are in the $550 to $700 range. The PS 4 retails for $399.
Retailers are taking pre orders for the Xbox One, which goes on sale Nov. 22 with some retailers including Future Shop and Best Buy opening at midnight Thursday night (except for their stores in Quebec and Sudbury.) Best BuyBest Buy on Cambie Street in Vancouver host a launch party at midnight for the Xbox One.
London Drugs sold out its pre sale PS4 units before last Friday’s launch. Theo Horsdal, computer buyer for the retailer said every store sold out its entire PS 4 inventory on launch day. He said London Drugs’ has removed the PS 4 from its online store until it finds out when it will get its next allocation of the game system.
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