Following warnings from the US over the weekend about PS3 hardware stock shortages in the region, Sony UK has admitted to MCV that the console is also in short supply in the UK.
However, the platform holder hopes that the problems will be eased in the near future.
“Since we launched the slimline PS3 model, the demand has been overwhelming – running over 20 per cent ahead of our expectations,” sales director Mark Howsen told MCV.
“Whilst it is hugely pleasing that PS3 slim has been greeted so enthusiastically, we understand that this has lead to some stock issues, particularly with the 120Gb model. We are doing our best to address these issues and hope to catch up in the next few weeks.”
Sony will no doubt be keen to make sure there are plenty of machines in the shops ahead of arrival of a number of key releases in the coming weeks, including Heavy Rain (February 26th), Final Fantasy XIII (March 9th) and God of War III (week ending March 19th).