So there were some supply issues with the PlayStation 4. Despite rumours, no company wants to ‘generate buzz’ by having a shortage of supply to meet demand.
On the other hand, it is nice to know your product has that demand. Sony is a company enjoying this right now:
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 5.3 million units around the world as of February 8, 2014 (JST), and is continuing to demonstrate strong growth and momentum.
“I am thrilled that so many customers around the globe have continued to select PS4 as the best place to play throughout and beyond the holiday season,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are delighted that according to the NPD Group’s latest data, PS4 was January’s top-selling console in the United States. The PS4 system’s momentum just keeps growing stronger, and we are extremely grateful for the continued passion and support of PlayStation® fans. February 22 sees the launch of PS4 in Japan, and I’m looking forward to Japanese fans sharing the excitement of the deep social capabilities and entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”
In Australia this backs up the local Sony corporation announcement of the PS4 as the current sales leader of next generation consoles/