The biggest computer game chain in the USA has stopped taking pre-orders for Sony’s upcoming Playstation 4 console. A spokesperson contacted GameInformer and have issued the following statement:
“Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4.”
Their website is also listing the PS4 as “Sold Out”, but if you’re yet to pre-order and are interested, you can submit your email address to be given updates on their stock.
Just last month, there was a memo from Sony, telling Gamestop that it should ignore previous limitations and just keep taking orders. Strangely enough, just weeks before that, Sony commented that “Demand may outstrip Supply”.
AMD – who make the CPU/GPU (an APU) which resides inside the Playstation 4 and Xbox One have commented that they’re confident they’ll be able to meet the manufacturing demand for the parts for both companies. However, there will still be time required to of course assemble the units, and certain parts – such as the GDDR5 RAM housed in the PS4 will no doubt be available in steady quantities. However, it is still much harder to fabricate than the more traditional DDR3 RAM.