Submitted by DPAD Dave 945d ago | news

PS4 pre-orders 'performing very well', says GAME

PlayStation 4 pre-orders are "performing very well", a spokesperson for GAME has revealed, telling VideoGamer.com that the retailer is "certain" that the arrival of the console will revive the UK's flagging retail market. (Industry, PS4, Tag Invalid)

Chaostar  +   945d ago
Hello anyone who has pre ordered in the UK at GAME, could you please tell me if the deposit is refundable if you find it cheaper elsewhere? Thanks.

Also I emailed GAME about where their main launch in London would be, since their flagship store closed but they didn't have an answer, does anyone have a clue?
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PirateThom  +   945d ago
When I pre-ordered the Vita, they refunded it, but only after launch. This is when they were having major financial issues though and they basically had to pay up front for stock rather than getting it on credit.

So, the answer, it is refundable.
NewMonday  +   945d ago
it's better to wait till after the official price and release date are revealed.
rainslacker  +   945d ago
May be better to wait until your sure they know what their pre-order allotment is too. It's possible they haven't worked out those details, and they could oversell it. Just think how small GameStops pre-order allotment in the US was compared to how many actually sold.

Also being the EU there is nothing to say that it will even be released there this year. You could be looking at a year long wait or more if Sony doesn't do a worldwide release, and that would just suck.
Anarki  +   945d ago
Didn't think anyone still used game...
grassyknoll  +   945d ago
I wouldn't risk it with Game, if they go into administration again you would lose your deposit. I would recommend a online retailer that promises on the day delivery.
TheLyonKing  +   945d ago
Depends where you live, in Aberdeen all the GAME stores were saved also when HMV went under Aberdeen store was saved. Aberdeen is a very afluent place and will be unlikely GAME will close.

I aso got my refund on the ps3 when it game out as I got it dirt cheap at woolworths.
nirwanda  +   945d ago
@thelyonking sometimes it doesn't matter how good the area is, it depends on the business itself.
Look at comet or woolworths they just all closed down everywhere.
Game are in a bit of trouble they are still trading, personally I would wait till just before launch and watch the supermarket's fight for your custom
Chaostar  +   945d ago
Thanks PirateThom & grassyknol, I think I'll leave it until we get a solid price.

Anyone have a clue about where the London launch will be?
Flatbattery  +   945d ago
These have got a pre-order with no deposit.

Dark_Overlord  +   945d ago
I pre ordered with game, and nowhere in their T&C does it say no refunds, so according to law you can ask for it back :)
ArronC07  +   945d ago
A deposit is non-refundable, that's why they ask you for one.
Dark_Overlord  +   945d ago
Only if the place states it is non refundable when you initially place the deposit :) Otherwise you can claim it back.
stuntman_mike  +   945d ago

I highly recommend www.shopto.net they are taking pre-orders and you don't have to pay up front. their an excellent store i use them all the time.

as for GAME launch it will be in all game stores not just one in particular, but if i was to guess on their main store in London it would be Westfields in Stratford.
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Psn800  +   944d ago
No but has soon has I hear they are taking per orders I'm there giving my order for a Ps4 .
Kurt Russell  +   944d ago
I'm supprised this is coming from GAME as they charge £20 to pre-order whilst anywhere on the internet a pre-order is free.
jay2  +   944d ago
Not refundable, Whitebridge I think it's called it's a shopping centre, thats their new flagship store can't wait, hope we're not waiting a yr
CustardTrout  +   945d ago
People buy consoles!?...
Ezio2048  +   945d ago
CustardTrout  +   945d ago
Got say, I'm face palming at the fact no one picked up on the sarcasm...
WalterWJR  +   945d ago
Perhaps you are from east palmdale
TheEnigma313  +   945d ago
That's why you put /s at the end if it's sarcasm. Stops confusion.
DragonKnight  +   945d ago
Sarcasm or not, it was stupid. You either come off as a PC elitist jerk or someone trolling too hard.
FamilyGuy  +   945d ago
O.o I just moved to east palmdale.

This article is dumb and pointless.
the worst  +   945d ago
well we all know they dont buy PC for games
MultiConsoleGamer  +   945d ago
Quite a long list at my local GameStop. I'm expecting to camp out.
Donnieboi  +   945d ago
Gamestop? U mean the waiting list, or the actual pre-order list? I heard they're not taking pre-orders just yet.
steve30x  +   945d ago
I got an email from gamestop informing me that they are taking PS4 preorders
moparful99  +   945d ago
I asked my Gamestop if they were taking pre-orders yet and they said they were not. I did sign up for the Gamestop first to know list so hopefully they will inform me as soon as pre orders are being accepted.. I want to make sure I have a PS4 at launch..
rainslacker  +   945d ago
They still aren't taking pre-orders. Just the first-to-know list. My local store the manager has a list of customers with their numbers that she's going to call when they start, but they have the official one online as well.
Jdoki  +   945d ago
I'll probably pre-order after E3, once release date, price and more info is known.
sway_z  +   945d ago
Great news for PS4...but GAME are probably one of the worst places to pre-order consoles because they sometimes bump up the prices by forcing you to buy bundles. Rarely do they let you just pre order base units in my experience.

Therefore, if PS4 is £399, Game will charge £520 by adding 2 games (you may not like) and an extra pad (you may not have wanted) and anything else they can to make the cost more attractive to themselves.


@MasterCornholio ..below

Unfortunately the UK is one of the most expensive territories (Global Trade) for some reason. We even have a phrase for it...

'Rip Off Britain' ;(
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MasterCornholio  +   945d ago
Hmm strange i buy from game all the time in Spain and they never did this to me. However due to the way the laws are structured here maybe game cant pull off those types of stunts.

I will preorder the console from game like my Vita. But from my experience i ended up getting the Vita from Amazon due to the much lower price point and the included 8GB memory card.

However what im really worried about is getting a defected unit from Amazon because it would be really difficult to return it. Not to mention you would have to pay costs for shipping it back (from my understanding of their return policy).
OmniSlashPT  +   945d ago
Why would you pre order a console when it has not even been shown, has no release date or price and no complete launch titles list yet...You just to wait a couple of months until E3 to know all that lol
moparful99  +   945d ago
Because we trust that Sony is making a good product.
DragonKnight  +   945d ago
"has not even been shown."

The plastic box that the circuitry is placed in is not a determining factor of anything.

"has no release date"

Holiday season this year puts it anywhere from October to December. The event stated a release window of Holiday Season 2013.

"or price and no complete launch titles list yet."

Won't be more than what the PS3 launched for (and the best version of the PS3 was the launch version), likely be less than the PS3's launch price, and there are still at least 7 months for Sony to announce more launch titles. People want to be able to have a PS4 without being told they are sold out, and they will be sold out because people are loving what the event revealed.
BitbyDeath  +   945d ago
A lot of what has already been shown is above and beyond most peoples (if not everyones) expectations on both a hardware and os/software level.

On top of what we already know Sony have said this -

"there is plenty more to tell and we’ll be telling the full story between now and launch as there are still a few things not pinned down."


I plan to pre-order after E3 though as it feels too early at the moment for myself.
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Prcko  +   945d ago
EliteDave93  +   945d ago
Great news for Sony i guess.
lol Seems MS was wrong. Some people know about ps4!
steve30x  +   945d ago
The biggest problem with preordering the PS4 is they might take too many orders and on the release day some people might be out of luck.
Jazz4108  +   945d ago
Gamestop here in las vegas has me on a preorder list for both the ps4 and the new xbox. I used to work for them and still know uppper mangagement very well but as a whole Gamestop has not gotten approval yet ro corporate in Texas Grapevine to handle them yet. When they do it most likley wi be a 50.00 deposit taken off the price at pickup. I would preorder early if you want a gurantee launch console. I dont care what the media says. On launch day there will be shortages on both consoles. Is been that way since I started gaming 35 years ago. Happy gaming.
thatsBangin  +   945d ago
I would preorder with shopto rather than with game,they are normally slightly cheaper when it comes to buying games aswell and they're always delivered a day before the release date.
Jdoki  +   945d ago
I'd imagine the people ordering from GAME this early are those who enjoy the midnight launches... Fair play to them, but not for me (I went to a midnight launch once... never again)

If I pre-order it'll be from Shopto, they give great service.
first1NFANTRY  +   945d ago
The encouraging thing to note here is the hardware hasn't even been revealed and yet people are going crazy.

The demand is HUGE. If the ps4 trailer views on youtube is any indication, then i must say the ps4 will sell incredibly well come launch.

Can't wait to pick mine up at launch.

Could this be best launch playstation console in history?
Jdoki  +   945d ago
It's becoming clear that the early PS4 announcement was a great strategic move by Sony.
moparful99  +   945d ago
I agree it was a very smart move on Sony's part.. It was also a stroke of brilliance to announce the launch this fall.. It seems Sony is bound and determined to avoid a bad launch..
kenna999  +   945d ago
Very brave pre ordering with game
Acquiescence  +   945d ago
It means nothing...
The same was said about the Wii U. I think it was ShopTo who claimed that the pre-order numbers were the best they ever had for a system. And look at the Wii U... it's floundering to say the least.

I wish the PS4 every level of success, but this is nothing to go by.
tigertron  +   945d ago
I wouldn't be pre-order the PS4 until we know price details etc.
Mister_G  +   945d ago
I'm sucker for new hardware, especially a playstation. I'll buy regardless of price (within reason) :)
lovegames718  +   945d ago
Stop %ucking trolling Game stop is not taking pre orders as of yet, trust me if they were i would have known.
time2die  +   945d ago
There is only one online retailer i use in the Uk and it puts the rest to shame,not only have they never failed to deliver on time they are usually a day early on most game releases.

ANIALATOR136  +   945d ago
I'm going to wait till after E3 when we get a release date to see if its time to pre-order or not. Chances are the UK will get the PS4 march 2014 or something
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Mister_G  +   945d ago
Pre-orderd mine from ShopTo.net, no deposit required :)
weap0nx  +   945d ago
How can I pre-order PS4 not knowing the price or what it looks like. i
Mister_G  +   944d ago
Cos those things don't matter to me :)
VTKC  +   945d ago
Pre ordering with GAME. I dont know if that is brave or stupid. That company was in the shit. Have people forgotten?
Reborn  +   945d ago
I simply just pre ordered with ShopTO. Main place I buy from, and can simply discard the pre order if I feel like it. Even without knowing the price or not. When you find out, if you like it, you know its there. If not, quick cancel.

Nothing complex.
Vinc360  +   945d ago
Now give me a price and date so I can preorder as well!!
inFAMOUS_KRATOS  +   944d ago
uhhh i remember day me and couple of my friends drove around nashville searching for that sexy 60g ps3 lol.... i still have the box

i learned my listen tho, this time i will surely pre order.

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