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PS4 will have 'ample stock' at launch window, says Sony UK

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on 4 October 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment U.K. (SCE UK) boss Fergal Gara has reiterated that there will be ‘ample’ PlayStation 4 stock available during the system’s initial release period.

Speaking with EDGE (via GamingBolt), Gara said that while the average punter may not be able to stroll into shops and buy a PS4 on launch day, Sony will be providing plenty of opportunity to pick one up in the weeks and months following.

“What I will say is that over the launch window of the first two to three months there’s going to be ample stock and we’ll catch up,” said the exec. “Pre-Christmas is huge and anyone that has preordered a PS4 now is almost certain to get it before Christmas, and there will be more on top of that – barring any problems with ships sinking or whatever else that could go wrong that’s out of our control.

“There is a very significant volume in the market on day one, but shipment two is within days of that so what we’re expecting is a big surge and then lots of follow up volume. Our advice to gamers is that if you want one, that’s fantastic, we’re delighted, but get your name on the preorder list of partner retailers because that puts you first in line for any delays and any follow up volume. So it’ll be a bit tight prior to Christmas but there will be ample PS4s in those first few weeks.”

PS4 is pencilled in for release in the U.K. and Europe  on November 29, and in the U.S. on  November 29.