PS3 Slim shortages possible

Written by Joe Martin

September 24, 2009 | 13:01

Tags: #playstation-3 #ps3 #shortage #slim

Companies: #sony

Sony has warned that the continued success of the PlayStation 3 Slim, which is officially labelled as just the PlayStation 3 since it has succeeded the older model, may mean that shortages of the console are likely later this year.

Obviously, Sony would say that to help drive interest and panic-sales for the console, but that doesn't mean it isn't true.

The new PlayStation 3 has apparently done predictable wonders for sales of Sony's PS3, with more than a million global sales already racked up and a shortage starting to appear in some territories.

"We are up about 300 per cent over where we were pre-price drop," said Sony boss Jack Tretton in an interview with Reuters (via Eurogamer).

"If things continue at this pace, it is conceivable that there will be product shortages," he warned.

It's not surprising that the PlayStation 3 Slim is doing so well compared to the previous version - the new model is both thinner and less power hungry, and comes packaged with a decent 120GB hard drive on top of the usual features.

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