PlayStation 4 "could be in short supply for up to four months after launch", sources close to Sony have told industry magazine MCV, suggesting that stock may not be freely available in the UK until March 2014.
MCV's report states that "the PlayStation UK team is in crucial talks to secure more PS4 consoles, after admitting it had underestimated how popular it would be.
"Sources close to the platform holder have told MCV that the current number of units expected in the UK is unlikely to satisfy demand. The machine could be in short supply for up to four months after launch".
Sony notified retailers to stop taking day one pre-orders for PlayStation 4 back in August, warning that any pre-orders placed after August 5 may not be satisfied for launch on November 29.
However, speaking to VideoGamer.com last month, Sony UK boss Fergal Gara said that additional launch stock may become available after final allocations had been worked out.
The console has won many customers over for its impressive specs and lower price than Xbox One, coming in £80 cheaper than Microsoft's next-gen console.
PlayStation 4 launches in the UK on November 29 for £349.
Source: MCV Issue 756