More Signals of PS4 Summer Shortages in Japan Come from Retailer

on July 16, 2016 1:40 PM

Last week, a store of the popular Japanese retail chain Yodobashi Camera put up a sign warning customers of a potential shortage of PS4 in August and September.

Now it isn’t an isolated signal anymore. The Arakawa store of the popular Niigata Prefecture retailer COMG! Announced via Twitter that a summer shortage for PS4 is incoming, advising customers to purchase the console before it happens. The message was then retweeted by the retailer’s main Twitter account.

Considering the launch of popular JRPGs like Tales of Berseria, Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV, on top of the new chapters of beloved rhythm franchises like The Idolmaster and Hatsune Miku Project Diva and more, the PS4 seems to be definitely in the position of having a very hot summer in Japan, possibly enhancing the momentum reported yesterday by Media Create.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see if the wave of strong titles will be enough to severely impact availability on the store shelves.

[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.