PS3 stock drys up in the U.K. – retailers expect Slim soon
Reported over at MCV (and pretty much all across the interweb), U.K. retailers are claiming that, according to Sony, they should not expect any new PS3 stock until later this month or possibly September.
The news comes during a period of immense speculation of an impending announcement from Sony with such stock strangling measures occurring in the past, usually when a new SKU is about to launch on the market in conjunction with a sales-injecting price-cut.
With Sony expected to announce the PS3 Slim at Gamescom next week, mark this one down as yet another red flag in the “PS3 Slim Lives!” phenomenon.A source close to MCV, and who wishes to remain anonymo,us stated:
â€œSourcing PS3 stock has been a challenge for the last two to three weeks. There are obviously lots of rumours flying about as to why that might be. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s to do with demand, though. Sales are low at the moment and have been for a while. Weâ€™ve been told not to expect any further hardware deliveries until September.â€
Let us say simply this. If the PS3 Slim, or at the very least a price-cut for the PS3, doesn’t happen next week, we’ll give up and go work on a farm.