PS4 Sold Out at Japanese Retailers

Last Updated: February 24, 2014


Everyone’s eyes were on Japan when the PlayStation 4 launched this past week, and when it didn’t immediately sell out, some people panicked. Well, you can stop panicking—Japanese sales of the PS4 are going strong, and it has begun to go out of stock at major retailers, including Amazon Japan, Edion, Rakuten, and Yodobashi Camera.

Now, if you are a Japanese gamer, you might consider this more cause for panic if you were planning on picking up a PS4 soon, but don’t worry. According to Japanese electronics retailer Yodobashi, Sony is sending out the next batch of consoles tomorrow, and they should be in most major stores by the 26th.

It now looks like the lack of an immediate sell-out was caused by a lot of online purchases, which left more consoles on the shelves for a longer period of time. We don’t have concrete sales numbers for you yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.