Ster Kinekor Entertainment (SKE), distributor of Sony Entertainment products in South Africa, has announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold out across the country on the day of its launch, 13 December 2013.
This makes the console the fastest-selling Sony product in SKE history, out-selling the PS One, PS2, PS3, PSP, and PS Vita at launch.
“It has been an interesting road full of surprises this last year in the lead up to the PS4 announcement and we are ecstatic that we’ve broken an SKE record with these sales thanks to our loyal customers and stakeholder support,” said Mario dos Santos, CEO of SKE.
“The demand continues to overwhelm supply, but we’re working extremely hard to get PS4 consoles into the hands of customers as quickly as possible.”
The Sony PlayStation 4 console launched in South Africa today (13 December 2013) at a suggested retail price of R6,299 for the standard package (PS4 console + 1 DualShock 4 remote).
Launch info on the PS4 here: PS4 launches in SA: pricing, bundles, games detailed
Since launching on 15 November 2013 in North America, we’ve had to chance to learn what international press think of the console and what’s under the hood.
We’ve also taken a look at local pricing to see how it all measures up.