PlayStation Honcho Boasts PS4 and PS Vita's Success in Japan, Apologizes for Shortages

By Giuseppe Nelva

April 24, 2014

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia President Hiroshi Kawano sent a message to the fans today, thanking them for the support that helped the PS4 reach the goal of seven million consoles sold.

Kawano-san mentioned that in addition to the PS4, the PS Vita is also proving very popular, so much that the supply chain could not keep up, causing some stores to go out of stock. He apologized for the inconvenience, and promised that measures have been taken in order to meet demand.

Finally, Kawano-san promised to continue offering a “new gaming experience,” including the Killzone: Shadow Fall online tournament announced yesterday, mentioning that Sony is planning a variety of those.

Incidentally, the PS4 is indeed sold out at the local branch of Amazon, and deliveries will resume on the 27th, but Kawano-san is probably talking about a past situation, as an online search shows that current availability for both consoles is pretty good at least at major retailers.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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