If You Want a PS4 For Christmas, Snap One Up Fast as Supplies Run Low

By Gerald Lynch on at

While Sony's Hollywood operations flounder, its gaming division is performing so well it can't keep up with demand in Europe. According to PlayStation's Euro boss, it may be difficult to track down a PS4 console in time for Christmas.

"If I look at Europe I think it is potentially, for the second year running, going to be quite inventory challenged," said Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.

"I'm not going to say you won't be able to find a PlayStation 4 [...] I think it's going to be kind of hand to mouth in terms of that market."

It's not all been plain sailing for PlayStation though -- it was outsold for the first time by Microsoft's Xbox in November thanks to aggressive pricing cuts, while the Japanese market was "challenged" according to House by the rise in mobile gaming popularity. [Reuters]