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Retailers Already Luring Gamers With PS4 Pre-Orders, Free PlayStation 4 Consoles

Sony confirmed a holiday release date for its next generation PlayStation 4 at PlayStation Meeting 2013, but it saved a lot of the important details like price point, actual release date and what the console even looks like for a later date. But that hasn’t stopped retailers around the world from starting to take pre-orders for the new device.

Tony Bartel, president of GameStop, told me: “We are very excited about the upcoming holiday launch of the new Sony PS4. The new system brings much needed innovation to the video game market. Our consumer base has shown strong early enthusiasm for the PS4 as evidenced by more than 100,000 people who have already signed up for our First To Know List.” (GAME, GameStop, PS4, Sony)

jagiii  +   1080d ago
People are fanatics pre-ordering something without even knowing the price.
OneAboveAll  +   1080d ago
That's the beauty of it. They can cancel anytime.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1080d ago
Not at Gamestop they can't.

Edit: People I'm being serious here. I once tried to pre-order a game there and when I decided I didn't want the game anymore they told me I couldn't cancel it. I had to pick another game. I did this five damn times and the $5 to this day is STILL in the account. Those guys are nothing but crooks.
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nanostar  +   1080d ago
Not sure if its really that different in canada but i have canceled a few from gamestop most recent being assassin's creed 3
rainslacker  +   1079d ago
You can cancel a pre-order from GameStop. You just got a crappy rep. They get penalized from their pre-order count if they cancel a pre-order even if it isn't one they made originally, and that's one thing that really affects their hours.

I would have asked for their manager, and if the manager told you that, then ask for the regional supervisors number.

Technically, until they provide you with an actual product the money is yours. In the US it has to be kept in an escrow account until purchase, of which they collect interest on until they can move it out of escrow.
Mounce  +   1079d ago

Everytime I had pre-ordered a game, I was allowed to always cancel my pre-order so as long as I never came to pick it up and showed that I had a receipt for proof of purchase. Like the time I pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever, I was being given a BAD feeling that it was going to suck balls just 1 day before its actual release. So the next day on release I went to the guy behind the desk and was like "I Don't want to pick it up and I want to take back my pre-order" He said no problem, and gave me my full money back, and it wasn't in-store credit either since I never technically Owned the game nor used it.
gta2800  +   1079d ago
I'd pre-order it...but knowing how my girl is, she might just try and surprise me with it for Christmas so ima have to skip on the preorder lol.
cervantes99  +   1080d ago
People generally know what the price will be - $399 - $499.

I'll preorder without knowing the price - if it's less than above prices then great, if it's more then so be it. I want it and I can afford it.

Nuff said!
MRMagoo123  +   1079d ago
This times 100,000,000
Knight_Crawler  +   1080d ago
Am I the only one who thinks that just maybe Sony did not show the PS4 console because the Dual Shock 4 controller is actually the console O_o...hey anything is possible.

Edit: LOL... just re-read my comment and was like WTF was I thinking.
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The_Infected  +   1080d ago
Omg seriously? Lol not its not the console. They didn't show it because the final design isn't ready yet and also they said they had one secret they thought if showing it off people may notice and they don't want that yet.
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Donnieboi  +   1080d ago
Yep. Like controller will store harddrive, 8gb ram, etc in it. What u been smoking?
morkendo23  +   1079d ago
"DUAL SHOCK 4 CONTROLLER" is the console. that is a possibility so its not technically a dumb ideal we'll see @ e3.
LOGICWINS  +   1080d ago
I'm not getting a PS4 at launch. More likely when the first Slim version is announced. Still, I'm excited that Sony is turning things around this generation and have learned from their mistakes.
cervantes99  +   1080d ago
I love how you get disagrees!

It's YOUR money and you can spend how you see fit. Your logic is sound and I'm sure many will do the same.

I will have it day one! I just have to :)
Oh_Yeah  +   1079d ago
Right there with you Logic, I got ps3 and 360 both close to launch and won't be doing the same.. Because 1. Possible faulty hardware 2. the cost 3. lack of games.. Might as well wait for the slims. Should have done that this gen.. I ended up picking up a ps3 slim 2 years ago, with a controller and all for 150$ at a pawn shop. < now that was a deal and it's currently my only working system.
evilhasitsway  +   1080d ago
i dont really care how much it cost i will buy it even though i havent preordered sony to me has always been my choice of a gaming device. and what they showed wowed me i will but it no matter price goes the sameway with new xbox. as long as it can show me games.
akaakaaka  +   1079d ago
where i pre order?
rainslacker  +   1079d ago
Or a known SKU. Would suck to get stuck in an SKU that you don't want. Stores do it to get your money, but it should be illegal since there is no actual official product UPC to use yet. They're basically reserving an idea, and not a product.
sourav93  +   1079d ago
Actually, in the UK, the retailer Zavvi are letting you pre-order the PS4, with the price shown as £399. The best part of the pre-order deal is that it has a pre-order price promise i.e. if the price drops before the release, you pay the lower price. But if the price is actually higher, you only pay the amount for which you pre-order the console for. So its more or less a win win.
BlmThug  +   1079d ago
I've reserved mine at Shopto in the UK :) They have a placeholder for £400 so i'm hoping the price is Sub £400
Chupa-Chupa  +   1080d ago
I'll pre-order and drop any price requested. I can do that too. I've done it for every console and call-girl since the Sega Dreamcast dropped.
sdozzo  +   1080d ago
Paying for women and games since 1985.
cervantes99  +   1080d ago
I'll be right there with ya (figuratively).

I've been day one for every console since PS1.
sonic989  +   1079d ago
ps4 day oner over here too lol
WooHooAlex  +   1080d ago
I'm on the first to know list, now hurry up GameStop, and let me get my pre-order in!
QuebecSuperstar  +   1080d ago
I'm on the list too! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait.....
jagiii  +   1080d ago
PlayStation 5 pre-orders will start soon too. Who needs any info, just give GameStop your money.
clintagious650  +   1080d ago
I love how sony has learned alot from ms that advertisements will do alot of great things for your company. I can feel a ps3 price cut coming before the ps4 launches that way people dont have to just wait to buy a ps4 but can buy a ps3 aswell for the time being & enjoy all the great games the ps3 has to offer before jumping into the ps4 bandwagon. For me im ready for a ps4 and still waiting for the last of us. Sony is on fire.
CRASHBASHUK  +   1080d ago
I only pre-order when they give more details on price and the HDD size it better be at least 500GB or more ( would love a 1TB ver)
also better come Q4 for eu/uk
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gamerlive  +   1080d ago
We're also still waiting for Microsoft to detail its Xbox 720, or Durango, or whatever they're going to call it.
Qrphe  +   1080d ago
Good try GameStop, but I'm not preordering stuff from you again.

I guess it's gonna be Wal-Mart this time.
worldwidegaming  +   1080d ago
I no longer preorder games from gamestop..they lie.
consoles worked out well for me.
rainslacker  +   1079d ago
Ummm...GameStop isn't taking pre-orders yet. They do have a "first to know" list online which you can sign up for for when they do open up pre-orders. Good try though.

And Wal-Mart...yeah, their Wii U "bundles" were real consumer friendly and not a complete douche bag move to extort money from people who were desperate. /s
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jagiii  +   1080d ago
Can they create a list to notify us when the list is available to get on the pre-order list so we can get the PS4 in time for our Christmas list?
worldwidegaming  +   1080d ago
better to preorder it than be stupid and not.
(xbox fan bois need not apply.)
if its too high i can always sell the reservation to a friend.
someone will buy. supply and demand.
rainslacker  +   1079d ago
Hopefully one per customer to avoid those looking to flip systems. Those people annoy me.
Frankjc81  +   1079d ago
Why would you care what somebody does with their own ps4 that they bought? If somebody wants to turn around and sell it for a nice profit then who cares. Seriously.
Ripsta7th  +   1079d ago
Thing is, some hogg all the systems and leave out the buyer thats buying for entertainment and not to make money. Life isnt always fair though
rainslacker  +   1079d ago
I don't care what people do with the stuff they buy. But it's annoying knowing that people that want the system can't get it because some people decide to turn around and make a profit off it.
refocusedman  +   1079d ago
Im not getting a PS4 at launch, I think im gonna wait for the first price drop. But man oh man infamous and killzone are looking very sexy...... If metal gear releases as a launch or close to launch title too...... then all bets are off.
gamerlive  +   1079d ago
with ps4 and xbox 720 both launching, there should be competitive pricing this christmas

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