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PS4 Pre-Orders Are "Breathtakingly High"

Interest in the new generation is at a fever pitch right now.

Ever since it became possible to pre-order the PlayStation 4, it seems as if retailers have been reporting an extremely strong consumer response. Sony sees this great response, too.

According to what Sony UK boss Fergal Gara told GameSpot, PS4 pre-orders are through the roof, and they quite simply "don't have a pre-order problem."

Said Gara:

"We are not seeking to accelerate our preorders any further, to be honest. [PS4 preorders] are breathtakingly high as they are right now. We do not have a preorder problem."

Let's just hope that this doesn't translate to the opposite problem; i.e., a lack of supply for the crazy demand. We all remember the debacle that was the PS3 launch, right? Gara did add that the company is dedicated to creating value for new PS4 owners and that there's lots they can do "to make gamers feel looked after in a PS4 world." He didn't go into specifics but Sony usually tries to take care of its fans, so...

If you've been living under a rock on Mars, we remind you that the PS4 will launch in North America on November 15 and on November 29 in Europe. It's still "TBD" for Japan.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 pre orders, ps4 sales

8/22/2013 1:02:51 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 1:31:16 PM
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And let me remind you all that this is "the last console generation".

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faraga
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 1:37:53 PM

Why so?

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LividFiction
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 1:55:00 PM

I think World's making fun of the people saying this is the last generation of consoles, because the people saying that usually point to the rise of mobile (Android/iDevice) gaming and say the new consoles won't sell well... and then Sony comes out and says LOOK AT ALL OUR PRE-ORDERS

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Huey
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 2:01:23 PM

World quit peeking out from under your rock. It's unseemly!

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 2:34:31 PM

If your being serious than you need to go back to school and if your not being serious than Ill :D with you.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 6:12:35 PM

Hey I don't make fun of where you live.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 8:45:12 PM

Ok?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 9:09:07 PM

Not you.

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Underdog15
Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 7:24:52 AM

LOL.... aww.... this whole thread is depressingly hilarious.

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Beamboom
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 2:29:12 PM
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I'm starting to think the polls do show what we dare not believe it shows, Ben.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 2:35:12 PM

Which is?

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TheAgingHipster
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 2:59:45 PM

To which polls do you refer, and what are they possibly showing that you don't wish to believe??

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shaydey77
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 3:39:46 PM

I'd say the landslide polls that the PS4 had on amazon that were taken down before they were finished.

Which will be even more impressive as many have stated on here that they are holding off because of a missing AAA launch title.

Include GT6/7 or the next MGS and well...THEN the numbers would be astonishing judging by what they are saying.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 5:33:36 PM

Then you're implying that the PS4 will outsell the Xbox One by an 8-to-1 ratio?

You can't be serious.

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Beamboom
Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 4:05:15 AM

not 8:1, but by a very, very good margin. Yes, I am starting to think that.

Everywhere around me - and I do now mean *everywhere* - console gamers are saying they'll go for the PS4 next gen. The polls say the same. The comments fields - *everywhere* - indicates the same. The PS 4 is miles, miles above the Xbone on all preorder charts I have seen.

It's just all around us, and it's unison. So yes, I am starting to believe what I see here.


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godsdream
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 4:22:32 PM
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I´m sad because not a single one of the thousands of millions of gazzillions of pre-orders for the PS4 is mine :(

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 4:45:40 PM

I'm with you. =\

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 5:12:35 PM

I preordered mine :)

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gruvsf
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 12:47:27 PM
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Well, not sure if my experience on Thursday is any indication of the popularity of the PS4, but I went in my local GameStop in SF to buy the Vita/Walking Dead bundle, and I asked the sale woman about PS4 pre-orders. She told me that they were sold out of them, but they still have XBox One available for pre-orders. I kindly declined and walked out after that.

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ricksterj
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 4:41:16 PM
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OK fine BUT WE'LL SEE AFTER the usual influx of defective returns from these early adopters.

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