Submitted by RetrospectRealm 921d ago | news

GameStop Predicts PS4 Pre-Orders Will "Outpace Supply"

Earlier this year, the PlayStation 4 was announced and is set for a release of Fall 2013. Well, now everyone wants the console, as expected. Gamestop President, Tony Bartel, revealed in a earning calls early yesterday that over 900,ooo people have signed up for GameStop's "first to know PlayStation 4" list. (Culture, GameStop, PS4)

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NeverEnding1989   921d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
GalacticEmpire  +   921d ago
If you don't pre-order or queue at midnight prepare to wait at least a fews weeks or even up to a month or two to get a hold of one. PS4 is going to be a hot item if reality reflects all the predicted demand stores have been shouting about. It will be even harder to get a hold of if it only releases in one territory this year!
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Wenis  +   921d ago
That really depends on what the price will be. I'm not seeing it as being $250 like the Wii, which was one of the main reasons it sold as at the time it was relatively cheap compared to the 360 and PS3. But I don't think the PS4 is going to be $599 again either
GalacticEmpire  +   921d ago
Oh yeah of course, price is paramount. As you say, you just know it's not going to be $600/£400+ again. It's quite a lot of tech still so yeah I don't think it's going to be Wii cheap either. I think $400-$500, pure guess.

With more PC-like architecture Sony should be able to give the PS4 a very competitive pricepoint. I can see it being out of stock, with a waiting list, for longer than most would expect.
4lc4pon3  +   921d ago
i cant wait
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0ut1awed  +   921d ago
I remember what the 360 and ps3 were going for on ebay the first few weeks after release...

That's why I am preording the ps4 (and the next xbox) as soon as I can just so I can partake in that this time :D

No doubt I will want to play both but I have a top of the line pc now so I think I can take the profit and wait a extra month.
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NewMonday  +   921d ago
almost a million and for just one retailer, very impressive.
ps3_pwns  +   921d ago
thats why i will preorder. the ps4 will have the most sales this new gen and have the most people playing online. Get them while they are hot or you gonna be missing out thats for sure. the ps4 will be 400-450 max and people will buy it more so now then ever because iphones and ipads and the like has people spending cash like that on the regular now.

believe me when I say the ps4 will be the dominate go to console. the other consoles will have substantially lower number of players on it or cost money to play online. your achievements are done
showtimefolks  +   921d ago
every time there is PlayStation new fans of other consoles say ps3 failed and ps4 won't be successful, my point is competition means we get better products, they fight harder to get our business so why are we so blindly in love with any company?

I been a PS fan since Day one, but i saw the mistakes sony made with ps3 and showing arrogance while saying development shouldn't be easy and system at $599 is a good deal(which IMO it was)

i don't think PlayStation brand has ever been stronger than this, KAZ taking over has done wonders for sony and PlayStation in general, i see this sony and launch of PS4 like they use to do with PS1-2

one thing i will say though is all of you complaining about sony fanboys, i still remember 2006-2008, when every other article was about sony doom and failure of PS3, so in a way what goes aroudn comes around

if a year ahead start
RROD meaning people buy more systems
XBlive established service
better 3rd parry support
more exclusive DLC

couldn't stop PS3 from over taking the xbox360 sales wise, what makes anyone think now Xbox brand will stop PS4?

offer free xblive
make system without issues
offer games
forget about casuals

and xbox brand can compete but MS is looking at this differently, its all about casuals and smart glass with windows 8 and bunch of apps like Netflix, end of the day its a gaming business and the reason ps3 will outsell wii and be the most selling console again for 3rd straight gen is because of software support

since release of MGS4 by Konami sony has stepped on gas paddle and even this year we got and will get more exclusives

ni nu kuni
sly 4
god of war

now last of us and beyond 2 souls

I am a PS fanboy, i admit it but unlike being blindly in love i see the issues with all consoles, these companies aren't paying any of us to be loyal so if they make a mistake they should be held accountable
SlavisH2  +   921d ago
this is why i hope xbox comes out at the same time so if i can't get one hopefully i can find the other.
MysticStrummer  +   921d ago
Ha! If PS4 is sold out and NextBox is available, I'll definitely wait for a PS4. It's got nothing to do with specs and everything to do with exclusives. That's a subjective thing, but from what I've seen any MS "exclusive" I find interesting will eventually be multiplat anyway. Not so with the PS exclusives I like.
PS4isKing_82  +   921d ago | Well said
I think Sony has captured the ps2's spirit this time with the ps4. I remember all the hype and excitement back then in 2000 and I'm getting that same vibe now with ps4, I didn't feel it with ps3 tho. But ps4 deff feels like the second coming of ps2.

Can't wait!!!
Insomnia_84  +   921d ago
Kaz is doing an amazing job!. Ever since he took over, everything seems to be going in the right direction.
SubtenkoGaming  +   921d ago
beKAZ We Can! :)
WeAreLegion  +   921d ago
Bubbles. I like that! :D
Reborn  +   921d ago
The real pre-order figures will depend heavily on the price Sony announce.

Get that part right, and Sony will be in a better position.
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flyingmunky  +   921d ago
All I know is I'm not buying one for 800$ on ebay from a scalper, or standing in line at Wal-Mart for 2 days. I'll just order it from Amazon and get it wherever they have stock.
Campy da Camper  +   921d ago
I'll gladly wait outside for two days. My GameStop is in the mall and they let you stay there overnight for big releases. They even have power outlets lol
StrongMan  +   921d ago
That's a given. All of the hardcore gamers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the PS4.
d_dogg2007  +   921d ago
The ps4 is the ps2 reincarnated!! 200 million units this time 13 years from now! Don't say its not possible Sony is the only company capable of it!
gpturbo81  +   921d ago
last sentence is very close minded
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ps3_pwns  +   921d ago
yeah ps4 is the new ps2. if you didnt have the ps2 last gen then you didnt have ****. It was gaming. not only that but the ps4 is beyond whatever you guys considered the xboxlive experience or the reason for even owning the x360 ps4 has whatever that reason was ten fold + games+ free online.

im not gonna be waiting in line im gonna preorder while the rest of you wish you had the best ever launch console experience ever. this a once in a lifetime thing right here guys. you are not gonna be blown away by any other console or its features or graphics like you will this next gen coming up. You a gamer you better be going all in to get the full experience.
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Twinzclipz  +   921d ago
yesterday i have pre ordered my PS4 , can't wait
gpturbo81  +   921d ago
didnt they say the same thing about the wii u
RetrospectRealm  +   921d ago
Yeah, but Wii U's were destined to fail.
gpturbo81  +   921d ago
who's to say ps4 wont flop around like a slippery turd?
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MysticStrummer  +   921d ago
Wii U was never "next gen". It was also never supported by so many developers at such an early stage. Sony went out of their way to accommodate developers when designing the PS4, and it's going to pay off big.
azshorty2003  +   921d ago
Sorry but this is a given. No real reason to make headlines.

I will be speeding to the store to preorder the moment I get the email from GS saying they're open up.
4lc4pon3  +   921d ago
between 400-500 is my guess. Im willing to pay up to 500 for the PS4 and up to 600 for a PS4/Vita Bundle

I already have my funds I want my damn ps4 now. I waited in line for 27 hours for the Xbox 360 and over 30 hours for my PS3 on launch & I already got 3 days off for the PS4 launch so im ready
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Campy da Camper  +   921d ago
I wager everyone will be allowed to take preorders after E3. I'm gonna haul ass to the store and slap some money down. There is no way I want to be the dbag who waited too long and has to wait 2 more months for another supply to come In.
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Evil_Ryu  +   921d ago
Maybe in Europe and japan definitely not in north america that is XBOX 360 dominated territory
WeAreLegion  +   921d ago
360, yes. Don't forget that the PS1/PS2 dominated North America, as well. ;) I feel like Sony will make a comeback in NA with the PS4.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   920d ago
Well only this current gen does 360 dominate but worldwide, PS3 already outsold them by a small margin considering the obvious 1 year headstart by xbox360 and yet PS3 manages to catch up. And now PS3 is catching up in U.S. also. can you state any new upcoming games for 360?? aside from the released Gears of war judgement? so this will be a factor for those who have not yet purchased an xbox and those with 360 already maybe getting a PS3 for smoething new to play and all multiplats on 360 is also on PS3
FightFans  +   921d ago
For our almighty legendary great emperor Kaz Hirai
CEOSteveBallmer  +   920d ago
Hehe Karma's a bitch for Microsoft and 360 hardcore owners who insulted the PS3 fans earlier this gen and now they ran out of gas and PS3 is still steadily going.
ZodTheRipper  +   920d ago
I've already subscribed @ Amazon to notify me once it can be preordered. It really depends on the price how strong the demand will be, but I'm one of those who'll get it day1 no matter what.
josephayal  +   920d ago
900,000 Supreme Victories for Sony

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