PlayStation Vita unavailable at most retailers, Sony seeks to 'replenish' for holidays

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 03, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Thinking about finding a PlayStation Vita for your handheld games or for your Remote Play needs? Well, it might be hard to find one. In fact, retailers across the board seem to have curiously run out of Sony's handheld, though Sony denies any reports of doom and gloom.

Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Gamestop seem to no longer have the Vita available in stock. The lack of Vitas has also been observed by sites like Hardcore Gamer, leading to speculation of potential doom, given the lack of the Vita's presence at E3. However, Sony notes that Vita supplies in North America are simply being replenished for a late-year push.

"We're seeing healthy consumer demand for PS Vita globally, particularly in markets like Japan," a Sony representative told Shacknews. "The U.S. launch of the slimmer and lighter PS Vita has generated strong interest among gamers, and we're working to replenish supply here to ensure continued momentum leading into the holidays."

Sony's statement essentially tells consumers to not be alarmed by the sudden lack of Vitas, though the lack of availability will make life a little more difficult for anyone looking to try out the PS4 Remote Play features.

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