The Xbox One will sell-out in certain stores

September 27, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Phil Harrison (Corporate VP at Microsoft) has told EuroGamer that while Microsoft are working hard to make sure that everyone who wants a Xbox One console is able to grab one at launch, there will be situations where the console sells out.

Harrison said that he hopes people who haven’t pre-ordered an Xbox One will be able to walk into their local games store and purchase one, but obviously can’t guarantee it. Pre-orders “have been unprecedented” and the launch of the Xbox One is going to be the biggest they’ve ever done on a global basis. That mean’s there’s going to be a lot of unknowns in terms of demand and supply.

And if you’re a parent wondering whether you’ll be able to pick up a console for Christmas, Harrison couldn’t really give any reassurance there either. Instead he said that the Christmas supply level situation was very hard to predict, but that they’d be doing everything they could to get as much stock to their retail partners as possible…

Sounds to us like if you want to be assured of having a Xbox One to give as a Christmas gift, buying sooner rather than later is the way to go.

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Sony expecting PS4 to sell-out

August 22, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Sony says that the number of pre-orders placed so far for the Playstation 4 is higher than anything it’s seen in the last 20 years, and that since August 5 it has been advising retailers not to guarantee “Day One” shipments of consoles to any customer wishing to pre-order.

The problem with pre-orders, which is a good problem to have, is that they’re very, very high. Higher than we’ve ever seen in 20 years in this business.

Speaking to Official Playstation Magazine, Sony UK VP and MD Fergal Gara also said that they’ve had to restrict deliveries to some retailers in order to “help [them] manage customer expectations and not let them down”. High numbers of pre-orders is obviously a good thing, but it could quickly turn into a PR nightmare if hundreds of thousands expect their consoles to turn up on November 15 (in the US) or November 29 (elsewhere) but don’t receive them. Sony will want to make sure things run as smoothly as possible and it seems like they doing their best to make sure that happens.

We are going to be looking at a sell-out situation and chasing demand, it’s a problem, it’s kind of a good problem to have, but it is a problem and we’re trying to manage that as responsibly as we possibly can.

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