Looking for a Playstation 4 in Little Rock?
Pro Guide: Where to find the Playstation 4
The Sony Playstation 4 was released across the United States last night (November 15, 2013). Nationwide retailers like BestBuy, Walmart and GameStop unloaded truck loads of what is the single most sought after piece of gaming since… well… ever. This newest chapter in the console wars may be even more competitive than the last release back in the Holiday Season of 2006. Immediate shortages of the Playstation 3 led to pre-Christmas prices in 2006 reaching almost $3,000. This year several factors will assuredly lead to an even higher demand than the previous generation consoles.
The video game industry has become much more mainstream, there’s even a Call of Duty Black Ops edition of the Jeep Wrangler. That’s a vast difference from the stigmas that were associated with gamers of the 90s, some of us will remember those days. Another huge factor is there hasn’t been a new generation of consoles in 7 years. That’s like a new version of the iPhone coming out once every 5 years. So it’s a big deal. Pre-orders for the Playstation 4 were cut-off months ago from all major retailers when they realized they were going to be over sold well passed the Holiday season. That means for everyone that has pre-ordered a Playstation 4 up until now, they have a good chance of getting a system before Christmas but for some they may wake up to empty stockings. As for those of you that thought you’d be able to strut into your favorite retailer the day of the release and walk out with a console. Well, lines started hours before the release and retailers only received a handful of systems per store.
Don’t worry, there’s still a chance if you didn’t score a system on launch day. Retailers will be getting in another limited amount of systems to sell on Black Friday. That’s right, you have another chance to stand in line for hours in the hopes they may have enough to cover the demand. If you don’t have the time or effort to do so, get ready to shell out a few hundred more than the system retails for. Prices on Craigslist.org for the Playstation 4 are going for nearly a thousand dollars and eBay ranges anywhere from $600-$1,500. You can rest assured that as the Holiday’s grow nearer and the systems become more scarce the prices will skyrocket. So either get up early the day after Thanksgiving or buy now from someone with a moderate markup. The longer you wait the more difficult and expensive it will be to secure a game system before 2014. Good luck!