True but I would just order with a game that I know I am getting like Killzone or InFAMOUS. I Just want to know when it'll be shipped and I'll be receiving it.
I'm debating whether to just wait and try and get one in store so I know exactly when I'm going to have it.
That means no shortage of consoles this holiday season as long as you Pre-order now you will get a console by Xmas.
Manufacturing was in full swing from May (final run) so its now almost August it's been manufactured for 3 months almost and no doubt there at least a million consoles ready to be packaged and shipped by now if not more. If apple can make 5 million iPhones in 3 months imagine how easy it would be for sony to make 5 million PS4s in 6 months or less. Fox Conn is a fantastic facility they will make it happen.
Dual Shock 4 started being made from December according to some sources it takes longer to make controllers than consoles believe it or not more goes wrong in the controller assembly than anything else.
I can see a shortage for retailers e.g. They may only have 25 consoles or less to restock their shelves with for a few weeks that will happen!!
There's no shortage of bluray diodes this time around so there won't be a European/Aus/NZ shortage this time round, bluray is an established popular format it's in it's peak right now so that was the only thing that prevented a worldwide launch last time.. Pretty sure the PS3 launched before the worlds first standalone bluray player was released so yeah that shortage was going to happen last time it made sense.
There's no known reports of parts shortage this time round so I can't see anything happening to halt manufacturing AMD said they're fully prepared for the millions Sony wants to dish out, there's no real custom hardware in the PS4 that would be in short supply they're not building their own CELL processor they're good to go I bet the PS4 is the easiest product manufacture to date except for maybe the PS ONE
If you guys wanna see when PS4 arrives you should check here
This will pretty much tell you when America will recieve it's PS4 shipment, this is the company manufacturing the PS4s in China when they export a lot of pieces (pallets) in various quantities over a short period of time you know PS4 is coming
Look for model number: CUH-1001a (that's a PS4)
Damn these are launch bundles?! I assumed they were post launch units. I'm very curious to see how many units they plan to have available at launch.