PlayStation VR is in short supply in Australia. In fact, by most measures it’s absolutely sold out across the country.
Sony Australia has confirmed with us locally that launch units of Sony’s VR headset actually sold out on pre-order. Meaning that if you didn’t pre-order it was practically impossible to pick up a unit on day one.
“PlayStation Australia has been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and demand Australians have shown for PlayStation VR,” a Sony Interactive Australia spokesperson informed us. “The October 13 launch shipment of PlayStation VR has pre-sold out and we are working closely with our retail partners on additional shipments to ensure customers are not disappointed.”
Some users on Whirlpool’s forum claimed they were able to pick up units in some stores, most likely these were cancelled pre-ordered units.
Sony told us that, if you wanted a PlayStation VR unit before Christmas, you’d be best served pre-ordering immediately.
According to some retailers, that might not be enough. Some store managers informed us their second shipments were already sold out. Others believed that pre-ordering now would secure customers a PlayStation VR unit in time for Christmas.
Is this the result of genuine enthusiasm for VR, or has Sony undersupplied the region? Difficult to tell at this point. Either way, Sony can’t get PlayStation VR here quick enough.