Despite claims last month that Sony would still continue production of the XEL-1 OLED TV for markets outside Japan, supplies appear to be running thin.
I was inspired to do a quick check after speaking to a salesperson a Sony Style location in Toronto. I asked if the XEL-1 was still available and he replied that it was not.
Online, it seems that those of us in North America looking for the first OLED TV may be out of luck.
Sony USA – Add to Wishlist (for the last few months)
Sony Canada – The product you are looking for could not be located, please check the name and try again.
However, outside North America , your chances are better.
Sony Australia – Still in stock, for $7,000
Sony U.K. – May be available at your local Sony Center
If anyone else has anything to add to this quick survey, please leave a comment below. Thanks.