FNAC advised French consumers that they could no longer guarantee PS4 deliveries before the end of the year while Micromania said they have sold out of “all available parts.”
The news comes just a few weeks after Sony revealed the PlayStation UK team was looking to secure more PS4 units for the market before the next-gen console’s Nov. 29 launch in Europe.
The PlayStation UK team had underestimated how popular demand for the PS4 would be, saying pre-orders for the machine have so far surpassed original predictions that Sony had to shut down Day One orders so they wouldn’t disappoint fans.
Though there must be some joy in the sheer popularity of the PS4 demand in Europe, Sony fears that consumers who aren’t able to purchase the next-gen console right away could turn to the Xbox One, which launches a week before Sony’s machine.
The PS4 launches in North America on Nov. 15 and in Japan in February.