Quite a number of readers have commented in our previous post regarding PlayStation 4 launch event that there were no units available for walk-in customers over at Sony Store Suria KLCC and The Curve. That is the opposite of what Sony Malaysia and Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia have conveyed to us earlier this week. In fact, it was also mentioned on the official PlayStation Asia’s Facebook page.
Leading to the launch day, neither of the parties have actually updated us about the available stocks for walk-in customers until we managed to obtain the actual confirmation from Sony Malaysia at the launch event itself earlier today. So, here is the bad news as per what our readers have reported: it is indeed true that there are no more PS4 left at both Sony Stores for walk-in customers.
We were also informed that the only thing walk-in Sony Store customers are able to do right now is to register their interest at respective stores. They will then contact these customers once the console are available for sale once again. We were also told that the next batch of PS4 are expected to arrive at Sony Stores sometime in January or February 2014 and they are limited to stand-alone version as well as the PS4 Camera bundle.
While it is still true that there were an unknown amount of units available for walk-in customers at the 1 Utama’s PS4 roadshow earlier today, these units were sold out well before the launch event starts when a number of walk-in customers came pretty early to queue up for the console.
So, where can a gamer that misses out on the PS4 pre-order obtain the console then? Well, you can try your luck at the two types of retailers: one being the game stores that have been listed by SCEJA as focus stores or through selected Sony Centres. Unfortunately, Sony Malaysia are still not able to provide the list of those Sony Centres at the moment.
All in all, it seems like you might encounter difficulties in obtaining PlayStation 4 for a month or two if you didn’t pre-order one early on. Tough luck, I must say.