The Surface Pro 3 is turning out to be a big sales hit overseas. In fact, Microsoft stated today that some retailers are having issues keeping up with their supplies of the 12-inch Windows 8.1 tablet due to higher than expected demand from the public.
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3 in 25 more markets around the world in mid-August, and today they said that while retailers tried to order enough units of the tablet, they apparently were not enough in some parts of the world. It stated:
"At some retailers in Australia, Surface sold out by lunchtime on launch day. In China, retailers are sold out of the Core i5 and i7 models. And devices are hard to come by in Germany, New Zealand, Korea, and at one of the largest retailers in the United Kingdom."
Microsoft, as usual, did not offer a specific sales number for the Surface Pro 3. It did say that they are working hard to ship out new units to those retailers that are still lacking tablets, adding, "We should be in a much better position in the next week or two."
Today is also the day that Microsoft expands the sales of the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station to all the markets that are now selling the tablet. Are you still waiting to get the Surface Pro 3 models that you ordered a few weeks ago?