PS4 Updates: PS4 UK Scarcity to Last Until April, February Releases Revealed
By Gel Galang | February 24, 2014 4:04 PM EST
The PS4 has been launched and out in the market for 3 months already, and still scarcity of supplies is still felt by a number of gamers who don't have their next-gen consoles yet.
According to Express, it seems that this will be the case for some until April 2014. The 5.3 million units sold may be the understatement of how the PS4 is one of the most sought-after devices currently, and Sony seems to still be working on how to meet the growing demands for the console.
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"I can't work it out precisely [on when the PS4 will be available]. But based on what I've seen so far, I think it is going to be tricky until around about April," said Fergal Gara, PlayStation UK managing director said in a statement quoted by Express.
This is quite the different scenario with the PS4 launch over in Japan, wherein DualShockers reports that the need for scalpers, or those who purchase the PS4 consoles and sell them at a higher price, were just a small factor in the event.
Previously, there were a lot of eBay sales for PS4s during the launch period, with prices jacked up to $1,000 in some cases. According to the report, the unsuccessful scalpers were due to the fact that despite the PS4 being sold out in the pre-orders, SCE Japan and Asia president Hiroshi Kawano has promised that they would ensure good volume of units at launch. That and the fact that online buying is fast becoming a habit in Japan.
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New Releases for February Revealed
Starting Feb 25, the PS4's The Drop will feature quite a number of goodies,starting with "Thief" dropping in for the PS4 and PS3. The re-imagined stealth game is just one of those that will be made available for the PlayStation, as the PlayStation Blog lists down some new games up for download.
The PS4 will also get "Basement Crawl," the strategic horror game that takes its roots from the "Bomberman" series. Gamers can enjoy both offline and online modes for this game, and can take on four characters as they go through traps and modes.
The PS3 will get "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2," which will continue the original story of the Belmont family. It will also feature some fluid combat and weapons and discoveries of other secrets in the series.
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"Magus" will also be dropping by the PS3. This seems interesting in that the game will feature forgotten gods whose powers have waned, as well as a quest of one devoted Kinna to change lives via magical abilities. The game comes from publisher Aksys, also responsible for "Virtue's Last Reward."
"Pac-Man Museum" will also be coming in for the PS3, which include hints of the classic games as well as "Pac-Man Championship Edition." "Tales of Symphonia Chronicles" from developer Namco Bandai will also be available for the PS3. Lastly, the niche-targeted game "Port Royal 3 Gold Edition" will also be docking on the PS3 on Feb 25.
"Mahjong World Contest" will be available for the PS4 Vita, while "Herc's Adventures," the Greek hero, will be a PSOne Classic digital release.
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