It’s not really a good time to be experiencing console shortages for Sony is it? The giant’s most anticipated game is now out, a sure system seller but according to reports Sony can’t keep enough PS3s in places like GameStop and other retailers to keep customers satisfied.
“Obviously itâ€™s a question we ask the platform holders constantly. “I can tell you that we do anticipate we will be in this situation, at least with the PlayStation 3, for another couple months unfortunately because we could sell a lot more hardware than what we have on both the PS3 and Wii platform,â€ GameStopâ€™s Executive VP of Merchandising Tony Bartel told IGN.
“We do believe the Wii will come into stock quicker than the PS3, so we do anticipate that those shortages should abate sometime before the next couple months,â€ he added. â€œBut I donâ€™t have clarity as to why there is a shortage other than because of the unprecedented hardware demand in December, and I think we are still scrambling to catch up from the surge that occurred.”
So shortages will be around for a while, and maybe well past the God of War III ‘heat’.
In the one of his show’s recent episodes, Pachter said Wii shortages will be around for a while and will be one of Nintendo’s problems going forward, and earlier in the Year SCEA Patrick Seybold said that the shortages PS3 is experiencing won’t last very long.
Either ways, it’s especially bad for Sony, as one of its biggest console sellers is out now.