Sony and Microsoft are certainly enjoying some success with their newly launched PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both already selling over a million units and counting within 24 hours. However, it appears that the demand is overwhelming the supply, according to GameStop.
The retailer states that 2.3 million customers are feverishly awaiting the chance to buy their next-gen systems. “We still have over 2.3 million customers on the First To Know List, which indicates continued demand for months to come,” said GameStop president Tony Bartel during an investor’s call. The First To know numbers are for both PS4 and Xbox One combined, with GameStop not providing a breakdown between the two consoles.
Both Sony and Microsoft plan to have new systems in stores at some point before the holidays roll around, but exact allocations (both overall and to individual retailers) have not been stated.