The lights are on
GameStop has stopped taking store pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 due to high demand.
Late last month, GameTrailers published an internal GameStop memo telling employees that the company would be taking unlimited pre-orders for PS4 systems until further notice. Apparently that time has come. A spokesperson for GameStop has issued the following statement to us:
"Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4."
The spokesperson also stated that online reservations would be available "while supplies last," but since then GameStop's website has been updated to say that the console is currently sold out. Interested users can submit their email addresses to learn when reservations are available again.
[Source: GameStop via PlayStation Lifestyle]
Our TakeWhile the demand for PlayStation 4s is bad for gamers who haven't pre-ordered yet, it is certainly good news for Sony. The leaked memo from last month stated that Sony made the call for taking unlimited pre-orders, so clearly the company felt confident in its ability to provide a high volume of systems for launch. That the demand is even greater than the company anticipated is the best kind of problem Sony could hope for at this point, and one that Microsoft surely hopes to replicate.
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O crap! I didnt pre order mine yet... crap.
damn go sony lol
Well... crap. I was waiting because I didn't have $100 bucks to blow on a preorder.
I got mine pre-ordered last month, and so glad I did.
I preordered mine shortly after E3. Good to see I got in while the getting existed. Also, I'm pretty sure the people over at Sony are seeing dollar signs at this point.
Good thing I pre-ordered mine.
lol haha i got preorder 1 on ps4 at my game stop got up at 9 am but still it all good for me
I got my 2 for my family: SCORE.
I bought the special $999 pre-order deal where you get the teal system plus 100 major game releases two days before they go on general sale. Fed-Ex, bitches!
Good thing I pre-ordered it already a few weeks ago.
This sucks... Well, I pre-ordered mine on Gamestop 10 mins ago when I heard the news. i advise my fellow gamers whom haven't done so to do.. so. Rather wait a day or 2 for fedex/ups than a month or two.
Waiting 2-3 months for a restock and not getting a ps4 on launch day?! AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT!
Well, i'm not surprised by this. The PS4 looks like an amazing console, and i'm excited to see more from it. I am not going to buy it near launch or within the first year, though. I am going to wait for more games like Kingdom Hearts III to release first, and I am going to wait for a price drop or bundle. I know that it is pretty cheap but why not? I'm now thinking that i'll just buy one two years from now for more enticing games to release. Plus, I already have way too much to buy, so a PS4 would force me to just not buy a ton of games because of saving up for the console.
I haven't pre-ordered yet but don't feel bad for me. I wasn't planning on getting one at launch, last time the new consoles were launched people got mugged and assaulted. I'm not going to risk my safety and well being over a video game, that and it's almost guaranteed there will be problems with both consoles like last time so I'm not getting one until they've fixed whatever may be broken.
I am so glad that I decided to pre-order it right away.
Damn that really blows I really wish I had had time to preorder it but oh well I know I'm gettin one for sure.