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Amiibo prices hiked as talk of supply problems emerges

It appears that supply problems are hitting a range of Nintendo products, with retailers being forced to cancel some pre-orders and others increasing their prices. NintendoLife spotted that GAME has upped the price of Amiibo figures from 11.99 to 14.99 and even has receipts from one store to prove it. …

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PS4 demand still outstripping supplies in Europe

Sony is still struggling to manufacture enough PS4s to meet demand in Europe. We haven’t yet caught up with the initial demand across Europe.” SCE UK MD Fergal Gara told TrustedReviews. We are still dealing with the day one market. We are very close to being in a full supply …

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Xbox hardware supplies have overtaken demand, Microsoft says

Microsoft CFO Amy Hood has told investors that there will be a "channel inventory drawdown for Xbox consoles". An inventory drawdown is the process of reducing the amount of available inventory of a product which, as Gamasutra points out, implies that Microsoft has produced more Xbox consoles than it is …

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Sony hopes to be "closer to full PS4 supply" by early summer

PS4 may not be freely available in all current regions until this summer. We’re struggling to keep up with demand,” PlayStation boss Andrew House told The Wall Street Journal. Conservatively, as we get into the early summer months, we’ll be closer to a full supply situation.” Demand is said to …

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PS4 camera boasts 15% attach rate, nears 1m sales

Sony has to date sold around 900,000 PlayStation Cameras designed for use with PS4. As GameSpot reports, with global PS4 sales standing at around 6m units that equates to an attach rate of 15 per cent. However, the number would have been higher – possibly far higher – were the …

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Oculus Rift production put on hold

Oculus has said that it is not currently manufacturing its Rift virtual reality headsets. A component shortage has forced everything to grind to a halt as for the time being Oculus is only supplying a limited number of countries – the US, Canada, the EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Switzerland …

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Free supply of PS4 expected by April

PS4 will remain in short supply until around April, predicts Sony. The new console has been a huge success for the platform holder. According to UK retailers, PS4 is the best-selling games machine this year so far, and since January has sold around double the number of units of its …

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Sony expects ‘good supply’ of PS4s throughout launch window

It may be nearly impossible to find a launch day PS4 in the UK any more, but Sony reckons the console’s supply situation is in good shape. [This is] the first platform launch that I’ve ever been involved with where we’ve had such a good production ramp up and a …

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PS4 could face four months of shortages

The PlayStation UK team is in crucial talks to secure more PS4 consoles, after admitting it had underestimated how popular it would be. Sources close to the platform holder have told MCV that the current number of units expected in the UK is unlikely to satisfy demand. The machine could …

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Microsoft blames Kinect localisation, and not supply constraints, for Xbox One delays

The complexities behind localising Kinect for numerous languages are causing Xbox one launch delays across eight European territories, Microsoft has claimed. It was recently announced that The Xbox One’s launch has been delayed in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. Speaking to OXM, the firm’s head of …

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