Since the holiday season, electronic video game retailer GameStop has worked closely with Sony to ensure regulated weekly deliveries of PS4s. The console is in high demand, and many eager Sony fans have been unable to find a store or online outlet where they can purchase the new console.
"As expected, we experienced tremendous customer demand for the new PS4 console during the initial launch and throughout the holiday season, selling out of the consoles just as quickly as we could stock them," said Darron Nielsen, Senior Buyer for GameStop. "We have been working closely with Sony to replenish our inventory levels of the PS4 as quickly as possible to ensure the many customers still looking to purchase one are able to do so."
GameStop cannot specify which locations will receive new stock, so it’s best to call your local store or check online availability first. The PS4 is still sold out on GameStop.com.
The PlayStation 4, which launched in North America on Nov. 15, reportedly sold 1 million units within the first 24 hours of its launch, which led to 2.1 million consoles sold internationally as of early December. One week later, the PS4’s next-gen competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox One, launched in 13 countries on Nov. 22.
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Sony President and Group CEO Andrew House revealed that 4.2 million PlayStation 4s had been sold worldwide as of Dec. 28, 2013. House made the announcement at the 2014 International CES earlier this month. "The momentum of the PS4 system keeps getting stronger and we couldn't be more thrilled that gamers worldwide are enjoying the incredibly immersive gaming experiences along with deep social capabilities and entertainment provided by our network," House stated. "After a remarkable launch, we look forward to bringing even more exciting content and continuing to explore the power of the PS4 system by adding new features and services, including PlayStation Now, in 2014." The Japanese electronics brand added that the PS4 was its most successful console launch of all time. The PS4 retails for $399.99.