In an announcement Sony Japan (seen on Sony Alpha Rumors) apologized and warned that they are facing high demand for the A99 II in Japan, and that customers could expect a later-than-expected shipping.
Here’s how the announcement as translated through Google Translate.
“With regard to the digital single-lens camera ‘α99 II’ will be released on November 25th, has received bookings exceeded initial domestic sales plan significantly, it has become a situation that does not keep up with the domestic needs of our customers . For this reason, it might get time to deliver the goods. That you apologize for any inconvenience to our customers and you wait, I apologize.”
Because the A99 II exceed Japan sales plans, we have to imagine that global plans were also caught off-guard. Though Sony hasn’t said whether or not international shipping will be affected. The a99 II is due out at $3200, on November 25th.
We’ll keep an eye on this in case Sony does end up delaying the a99 II outside of Japan.