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#1 Zexy

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

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#2 Dragunz

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

People still having trouble finding these? All my nearby stores have them in stock. (target, gamestop, bestbuy, walmart, etc.) In stock on Amazon as well.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

People still having trouble finding these? All my nearby stores have them in stock. (target, gamestop, bestbuy, walmart, etc.) In stock on Amazon as well.

I hear you.  It was not until last weekend that I finally started to see these in stores and now they seem everywhere, although still in small qty.  Heck Amazon been in stock for the past two weeks straight.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

I had to make a return and saw 6 being bought through in store pickup. Meanwhile, there are still xbones sitting on display buy the front of the store that have been there for awhile now

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:42 PM

NPD numbers for March should be interesting.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

I'm trying to hold out for a bundle with Infamous packed in similar the XBox One Titanfall bundle. Here's hoping.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:08 PM

I wish they give you double points for GCU members.



#8 Blaster man

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

People still having trouble finding these? All my nearby stores have them in stock. (target, gamestop, bestbuy, walmart, etc.) In stock on Amazon as well.

Most large cities on the East Coast didn't have these in stock until very recently.  If you lived on the West Coast or some small town you could probably find them no problem.  Looking at various zip codes around the country on Target and Best Buy, some places are still sold out but they're trickling in and will be fully stocked soon.  I'm thinking the "temporary" price drop of the Xbox One is hurting PS4 sales.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Most large cities on the East Coast didn't have these in stock until very recently.  If you lived on the West Coast or some small town you could probably find them no problem.  Looking at various zip codes around the country on Target and Best Buy, some places are still sold out but they're trickling in and will be fully stocked soon.  I'm thinking the "temporary" price drop of the Xbox One is hurting PS4 sales.

I live on the East Coast, and to be honest, I still think the PS4 is kicking the One's ass in sales even with the price drop. And this is coming from someone who prefers Xbox, although I love both consoles.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

Yeah they're pretty commonly in stock in the Atlanta area the past couple of weeks. Only saw a couple before then though.

They're getting more stock over here now that the Japanese launch is fine, and they're past the backlog from the Chinese New Year Holliday halting production.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:34 PM

I live on the East Coast, and to be honest, I still think the PS4 is kicking the One's ass in sales even with the price drop. And this is coming from someone who prefers Xbox, although I love both consoles.

So if I look at say, NYC I still see 1 best buy with no inventory on the first page, some near DC as well.  For example, zip code 20004 you can see 3 stores with no inventory (you have to hit "more stores").  3 stores in the 10453 area as well (again hit "more stores" button).  I looked at a bunch of cities 2 weeks ago and many places had zero inventory but now it's only a handful of stores here and there.  It's definitely not fully stocked yet but it won't be long now.  I'm not going to bother looking up and down the East Coast as I think it's safe to assume full stock or a few stores here and there with no inventory depending on location.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

Black Friday or wait for redesign. Never buy a console in march!

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:40 PM

I'm trying to hold out for a bundle with Infamous packed in similar the XBox One Titanfall bundle. Here's hoping.

That probably won't happen, and if it does it won't be for a while- the reason Microsoft did it was to boost sales; so far Sony has no reason to offer a bundle to boost sales.



#15 Blaster man

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

Black Friday or wait for redesign. Never buy a console in march!

I think we'll see a bundle on Black Friday.  If they have deals on BF I'll probably buy in.  I'd like to wait for a redesign but I'll run out of backlog before that as I've sold most of my games off that I decided I bought for no reason and now I only buy the games I want to play right away.  I don't have a "collection" any longer really.  The problem with slim is that those usually come out in year 3 or so.  Then of course they'll charge you MSRP on that for another year.  So you'll be waiting till year 4 or 5 to get a really good deal on a slim.  I'd like to play PS4 before that.

 

 

 

That probably won't happen, and if it does it won't be for a while- the reason Microsoft did it was to boost sales; so far Sony has no reason to offer a bundle to boost sales.

I think it could happen this coming BF.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:41 PM

I wish they give you double points for GCU members.

GCU clearly states hardware is excluded.  They seem slack on that as it is as I've seen one or two cases where controller bundles have slipped through.  Expecting benefits for a console purchase is a bit much.

 

As for me, I'm gonna wait on a great deal or a LE console (or both).  My backlog is so big I many not even finish until PS5 anyways  :cry:


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:57 PM

I had to make a return and saw 6 being bought through in store pickup. Meanwhile, there are still xbones sitting on display buy the front of the store that have been there for awhile now

Well yeah, one has been produced to keep stores stocked, the other has been intentionally shipped in small quantities as a result of having some production troubles (not saying flawed, just not able to crank them out as quickly as Microsoft has been) and of course intentionally limiting stock to "drive demand." 

 

I live on the East Coast, and to be honest, I still think the PS4 is kicking the One's ass in sales even with the price drop. And this is coming from someone who prefers Xbox, although I love both consoles.

I see this a lot but not even sure how it could be. Most stores have been only getting like 5-10 units every month and a half since November. Even with a stronger launch week that has to have hurt Sony's numbers in the long run. 

 

That probably won't happen, and if it does it won't be for a while- the reason Microsoft did it was to boost sales; so far Sony has no reason to offer a bundle to boost sales.

Wasn't it known from like before launch there would be a Titanfall bundle? Asking honestly, I remember hearing about it a while ago. Plus Microsoft has always done special edition bundles like that, well at least for the 360. 


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

I wish they give you double points for GCU members.

They did better than that with the 5x promo could've bought a GC & waited for stock replenishment. $40 in credit for waiting or just reduce the PS4 to $360.

Sony said there`d be a stock influx in March & these been in stock at BB since 3/18

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

Well yeah, one has been produced to keep stores stocked, the other has been intentionally shipped in small quantities as a result of having some production troubles (not saying flawed, just not able to crank them out as quickly as Microsoft has been) and of course intentionally limiting stock to "drive demand." 

 

I see this a lot but not even sure how it could be. Most stores have been only getting like 5-10 units every month and a half since November. Even with a stronger launch week that has to have hurt Sony's numbers in the long run. 

 

Wasn't it known from like before launch there would be a Titanfall bundle? Asking honestly, I remember hearing about it a while ago. Plus Microsoft has always done special edition bundles like that, well at least for the 360. 

 

 

I'll tell you how it can be. Most stores here are selling through those 5-10 PS4 units immediately.... while they aren't even selling 5 X1's a month (until this price drop---let's call it what it is now). I have a Walmart and a Target nearby that still have a Day One edition in the case.

 

I would wager that many of the larger retailers here still had X1 consoles from launch week.

 

Good to see they're selling now... or at least much better.



#21 iamnotseanclark

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:08 PM

from what I've seen, PS4s are starting to get pretty easy to pick up. The supply is starting to get plentiful enough in my area at least.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:10 PM

They have been available on bestbuy.com for about 2 weeks now.



#23 dmaul1114

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:39 PM

Yeah, I doubt we'll get  Second Son bundle.  They did one in Europe, but not here.  I could see some kind of bundle for the Holidays if sales are starting to slow down.

 

But as long as PS4 stock is selling out pretty quickly in most stores, they have no reason to bundle anything as they can obviously make more selling the console and game separately.  X1 stock was sitting on shelves so they had to tinker with bundles and price drops/sales to get it moving again and not let the PS4 build up too big a lead.

 

I guess Sony could really double down in trying to maintain and grow that lead with a bundle even it its still selling well. But it won't make since while there still selling them as fast as they can make them as they obviously can't improve on that sales pace.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 04:44 PM

I know people on CAG would rather have physical copies versus digital but if I was Sony instead of doing a Second Son bundle around the holidays I would do a 1 year PS+ bundle and include Second Son as a free game. The numbers show people are going to buy their console at $400 so now they just need to try and get PS+ subscriptions up. Maybe throw a coupon in for $50/$100 off a vita with a PS4 purchase.

 

I sure as hell could be wrong but I don't see the incentive on Sony's end for doing any type of Amazing bundle for the Holidays unless MS decides to get hyperagressive and put out a $400 console



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

Well yeah, one has been produced to keep stores stocked, the other has been intentionally shipped in small quantities as a result of having some production troubles (not saying flawed, just not able to crank them out as quickly as Microsoft has been) and of course intentionally limiting stock to "drive demand."

Conspiracy theory FTL.  They've produced 50% more consoles than MS.  Your theory does not hold up.  6 million vs 4 million.

 

Yeah, I doubt we'll get  Second Son bundle.  They did one in Europe, but not here.  I could see some kind of bundle for the Holidays if sales are starting to slow down.

 

But as long as PS4 stock is selling out pretty quickly in most stores, they have no reason to bundle anything as they can obviously make more selling the console and game separately.  X1 stock was sitting on shelves so they had to tinker with bundles and price drops/sales to get it moving again and not let the PS4 build up too big a lead.

 

I guess Sony could really double down in trying to maintain and grow that lead with a bundle even it its still selling well. But it won't make since while there still selling them as fast as they can make them as they obviously can't improve on that sales pace.

I think they'll do one because the competition will.  They don't want to be "xbox one'd" by having the more expensive product.  I'm pretty sure that BF will have a 399.99 Xbox One bundled with a game.  It's hard to imagine Sony not trying to compete.  While they might be selling really well, most people are going to buy one or the other and that BF decision could make a huge difference to them.

 

I know people on CAG would rather have physical copies versus digital but if I was Sony instead of doing a Second Son bundle around the holidays I would do a 1 year PS+ bundle and include Second Son as a free game. The numbers show people are going to buy their console at $400 so now they just need to try and get PS+ subscriptions up. Maybe throw a coupon in for $50/$100 off a vita with a PS4 purchase.

 

I sure as hell could be wrong but I don't see the incentive on Sony's end for doing any type of Amazing bundle for the Holidays unless MS decides to get hyperagressive and put out a $400 console

In the past they've always given out the physical disc in the cardboard sleeves.  That's what I'd expect.  Sony seems to be much friendlier to people that don't connect their console to the Internet that MS is.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:06 PM

Well yeah, one has been produced to keep stores stocked, the other has been intentionally shipped in small quantities as a result of having some production troubles (not saying flawed, just not able to crank them out as quickly as Microsoft has been) and of course intentionally limiting stock to "drive demand." 

Conspiracy theory FTL.  They've produced 50% more consoles than MS.  Your theory does not hold up.  6 million vs 4 million.

I mean really!?  They are intentionally holding back stock?  Blaster just completely made you look like an idiot and a homer.  How are they limiting stock when they have sold so many more than Xbox.  Not to mention it would only be in Sony's best interest to get the stock out there so they can sell even more.  They have not had production issues, they have had demand issues where they greatly under estimated the demand they would see for them.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:12 PM

I can guarantee you that availability is increasing rapidly.

 

Know how I know?  Because I've started to have targeted PS4 console ads appear on my computer.

 

If they were still flying off shelves faster than Sony could produce them, there would be no reason for Sony, or their retail partners for that matter, to spend money on that kind of advertising.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

from what I've seen, PS4s are starting to get pretty easy to pick up. The supply is starting to get plentiful enough in my area at least.


Same here which is why I think the "supply constrained until after summer" quote is complete hyperbole. I've seen PS4's everywhere in stock. Even where I work our shipments of PS4's are lasting for days... they are selling at a greater rate than the X1's but not close to looking like a constrained supply.

#29 Blaster man

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

Same here which is why I think the "supply constrained until after summer" quote is complete hyperbole. I've seen PS4's everywhere in stock. Even where I work our shipments of PS4's are lasting for days... they are selling at a greater rate than the X1's but not close to looking like a constrained supply.

I definitely think they'll be everywhere soon.  This is another reason the idea that they're artificially constraining supply makes no sense.  You don't do that when you're $100 less than the competition, you sell as much as you can because the competitor will lower their price and when that happens your advantage is gone.  I'm convinced Xbox One sales are up because of the price drop + game packin.  I'm also convinced we'll see deals for PS4 this coming holiday season with at least a pack in game.  They'll have to do it to compete just like MS has had to change their price and stick a free game in the box.

 

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This is actually shaping up to be one of the most (or THE most) competitive launches in gaming history.  This is great for consumers.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

I definitely think they'll be everywhere soon.  This is another reason the idea that they're artificially constraining supply makes no sense.  You don't do that when you're $100 less than the competition, you sell as much as you can because the competitor will lower their price and when that happens your advantage is gone.  I'm convinced Xbox One sales are up because of the price drop + game packin.  I'm also convinced we'll see deals for PS4 this coming holiday season with at least a pack in game.  They'll have to do it to compete just like MS has had to change their price and stick a free game in the box.
 
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This is actually shaping up to be one of the most (or THE most) competitive launches in gaming history.  This is great for consumers.


Exactly. When both are equally priced, that's when things are gonna get real interesting and we will all benefit from it.