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PS4 preorders halted at GameStop

PS4 preorders halted at GameStop

Tue 09 Jul 2013 1:39pm GMT / 9:39am EDT / 6:39am PDT
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Specialty retailer cuts off reservations citing high demand; rival chains still offering launch-day systems

Anyone intending to pick up a PlayStation 4 when it launches later this year may want to firm up their plans for it now. As reported by Game Informer, GameStop has stopped taking preorders for the system.

"Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4," the specialty retailer said in a statement.

Customers interested in the PS4 can add their names to a notification list and receive an email when GameStop resumes orders on the system. The GameStop site is also prominently pushing Xbox One preorders, which remain available in a variety of configurations.

GameStop is not the first major retailer to lock down PS4 preorders in the US. Toys R Us has also pre-sold out of PS4s, although the retailer says it will open reservations back up soon. Amazon continues to offer PS4 preorders, but will only promise delivery at launch if customers buy a bundle including software as well. Other retailers including Best Buy and Walmart are still selling unbundled lauch-day preorders for the console.

5 Comments

Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,269 941 0.7
Yeah 3 were pre-ordered in my family :P

Posted:A year ago

#1

Khash Firestorm
Senior Programmer

38 37 1.0
same here. Whole family switched from xbox360 to sony in this generation :D

Posted:A year ago

#2

Justin Biddle
Software Developer

156 477 3.1
Undeniable proof that this next generation of consoles will be dead on its feet due to lack of interest ;)

Posted:A year ago

#3

Christian Keichel
Journalist

643 882 1.4
Undeniable proof that this next generation of consoles will be dead on its feet due to lack of interest ;)
Wouldn't take the closure of pre-orders as a proof for overwhelming demand, the pre-orders for the PS3 and the Wii U were also closed by Gamestop at a certain point. At which time pre-orders are closed depends a) on the ammount of consoles, the retailer can get his hands on at lauch and b) on his calculations how much pre-orders will become real sales on launch day.

Sources:
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-09-24-gamestop-us-halts-wii-u-pre-orders-due-to-overwhelming-demand
http://www.gamespot.com/news/ps3-preorders-sold-out-at-gamestop-eb-6159630

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Christian Keichel on 10th July 2013 4:18pm

Posted:A year ago

#4
smells of artificial hype created by the temporary limiting of inventory/supply. Its a marketing gimmick.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Todd Weidner on 10th July 2013 4:25pm

Posted:A year ago

#5

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