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Submitted by Arai 760d ago | news

UK PS4 pre-order site launched by Sony

Users in the United Kingdom can start placing pre-orders from selected retailers. (PlayStation, PS4, Sony)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   760d ago
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BadboyCivic  +   760d ago
Great news, I wonder if they will price it better than PS3 launch

I just want to be able to afford one at launch. First wave of PS3 went on eBay for crazy amount of $$$$$
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   760d ago
Sony did say that they learnt from their mistakes from the PS3 launch so I could anticipate a much lower price than the PS3 at launch
HammadTheBeast  +   760d ago
Well they got rid of the cell, Blu-ray is MUCH cheaper now, and the parts are probably cheaper than they were 7 years ago.

Then again, everything is updated, and it is a beast of a console... around $350-$400 is my guess.
Soldierone  +   760d ago
Yeah, and there will be idiots sitting in line buying up entire stores stock to put them all straight on Ebay....

I hope GameStop and other major retailers have names listed and addresses in some major database so they can't store hop too. Keep it to one per person, two per household. That way these scammers can't have entire lines of people just to gobble up the inventory....If you want more than that, then wait for second shipment.....

Was so annoying trying to find a system this generation only for employees to go "Yeah some guy came in and bought 20 of them so he could flip em on Ebay....."
ulissesnascim  +   760d ago
Is it just me or the PS4 price is confirmed at 400 euros?
kreate  +   759d ago
'Yeah some guy came in and bought 20 of them so he could flip em on Ebay.'

this is an extreme case. most major retailers would not allow this. i guess if u have cash on hand u can go and buy 1 at a time.

but that statement sounds more like 1 guy came and bought 20 in 1 transaction.

even if its not launch, most major retailers puts a red flag when someone tries to buy that many of the same electronics on 1 transaction.

retailers dont even like the chinese coming over and buying 20 coach bags in same transaction just to take it back to china and make a knock-off of it and sell it at mass production back to americans and other people for half the retail price.

maybe it depends on the country ur at. but im talking USA.
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Tonester925  +   759d ago
Buy 2 PS4's then sell one for $$$ then buy all the launch games
Crazyglues  +   760d ago
Why are you able to pre-order in the U.K. what about the U.S..

I want to pre-order....

-I'm ready to order Mine now along with My -Day-One- Games..

BF4
Assassin Creed IV
WatchDogs
KillZone
Second Son
DriveClub

Sony I'm ready, tell Amazon to start taking Pre-orders, I want to lock mine in...

(I can't tell you right now in the U.S. it's going to be a feeding frenzy at launch, best way to avoid that is to lock in your pre-order)

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twinspectre  +   760d ago
dude why you support games with DRM?? EA ,Activision and UBISOFT supports DRM , i don't support these publishers because of DRM
BDG  +   760d ago
Amazon UK been taking pre orders for few days now
I ordered mine already :-)
Crazyglues  +   760d ago
@ twinspectre

well we don't know for sure if it will have that on PS4 or not... if it is then I wont' buy those -so until we know for sure they are day one's..

-But E3 should answer these questions for us..
(So we shall see)

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pimpschitz  +   760d ago
I'm agains the DRM movement, but I do find it useful in a way. Digitally downloaded games makes the console better meaning I can play oldschool games that I want to play, because PSN is going to reveal long time coming digital formatted video games.

However I am also against it because I like the idea of backwards compatibility. That being said, it doesn't matter about it being DRM, because new consoles and games are coming. I want one at launch, but I doubt I can get it.
ijust2good  +   760d ago
Good, they cannot miss out UK launch this fall. Xbox 360 has dominated the UK this gen. They cannot give Xbone any breathing space if they wanna reclaim this ex sony territory.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   760d ago
hate to rain on your troll parade but the PS3 is more dominate in the UK. In fact the UK has been Sony's LARGEST buyer and it always was and will be their territory

Based on VGChartz, Sony sold 30.4 million in Europe and MS sold 24.1

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IRetrouk  +   760d ago
Gamer i think he is talking about just the uk, not europe as a whole.
ANIALATOR136  +   760d ago
yes he means the UK not Europe. The UK is 360 territory. Most gaming adverts tend to be followed by an xbox logo over here. And the fact that 360 is the cheapest and thus easiest to get hold of console. So people buy one cheap to play COD and Fifa with their mates.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   760d ago
Duh I know he means UK. I couldn't find any chrts about only the UK so I did Europe instead which means that since the PS3 is stronger in Europe, I am assuming it is doing well in the UK.

@ANIALATOR136 "And the fact that 360 is the cheapest and thus easiest to get hold of console"

How?
GribbleGrunger  +   760d ago
The 360 definitely sold more than the PS3 in the UK, but sold a lot less in Europe as a whole.

UK sales:

360: 9 million
PS3: 6 million

European sales:

360: 24 million
PS3: 31 million
kreate  +   759d ago
@gribble

can we get a source?
where are these numbers coming from?

im sure the sales of the 360 is higher than ps3 in the UK but the general popularity seem to be shifted a bit where ps3 and the xbox is equally popular nowadays.

anyone in the UK want to make a comment about the popularity of the consoles in the UK?
other than fanboys?
ajax17  +   760d ago
Those Kaz gifs just get weirder and weirder. I love it!
ASH_ufo  +   760d ago
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Anon1974  +   760d ago
What killed me is last week when Blockbuster in the UK claimed record Xbox One pre-orders when they weren't offering any pre-orders of any other console. Kinda like going onto a car lot where they only have one model and having the salesman say "It's our best seller!"

I see they're still not offering the PS4 for pre-sale in the UK which strikes me as odd. I guess Blockbuster isn't one of the "authorized retailers."

It'd be interesting if these other guys game us a glimpse into what the pre-order demand was like comparatively, just out of curiosity. Probably not much chance of that happening though.
GameCents  +   760d ago
Maybe learn to read and comprehend. They said most pre-ordered in Blockbuster's 24 year history. So it was a tally of all past consoles not just this generation.
This includes Wii, Wii U, PS3, PS2, X360, the lot. So not including PS4 pre-orders isn't being inaccurate in the least.

We all know you wouldn't be pointing this out if it were the other way around. Your fanboy bits are dangling. Cover up.
Anon1974  +   759d ago
Not sure why you're panties are in a bunch. I just pointed out the fact that the PS4 wasn't available for pre-order at Blockbuster. Nothing in your little rant does a damn thing to alter that fact. Nice try though.

As for "the most pre-ordered console" in Blockbuster history...fantastic! How long have they been taking pre-orders? What kind of numbers are we talking here? Have they allowed pre-orders online in the past? If so, what consoles have been made available for pre-order previously?

You say all those consoles have been available for pre-order through Blockbuster including the PS2? Interesting considering you can pull up a list of authorized PS3 retailers from around the time of launch and guess what....Blockbuster isn't on it. With launch consoles limited, you think Sony made a lot of consoles available for pre-order to a company that wasn't even authorized to sell it's hardware in the first place? What hardware has Blockbuster UK actually sold via pre-orders? Do you have any proof whatsoever to back up your claims?

Use your head.
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GameCents  +   759d ago
No you didn't JUST point out that ps4 wasn't available at Blockbusters. Your whole comment implied that in the whole history of Blockbusters, only Xbox One had ever been up for pre-order.
Here you go.
http://www.avforums.com/for...

Are we done?
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nosferatuzodd  +   760d ago
Hey sony psst over here remember us over here in da usa make a site 4 us too ok
Psn800  +   760d ago
Been and pre-ordered .
yeahokchief  +   760d ago
@soldierone one of my roomates in college did that with 3-4 wiis to help pay for his car. I couldnt believe people were willing to pay so much. why wouldnt they just preorder?
DonFreezer  +   759d ago
Can wait
Arai  +   760d ago
This was recently added and that link only exists for the UK.
I've tried Netherlands, Finland and the US...it doesn't exist.

I wonder what's going on, this is the main page it's found at: http://uk.playstation.com/p...
saint_seya  +   760d ago
OMG u see that deep down is there as a game, like i had my doubts if was it, though was more a target demo, but if is in there is a real game #HappyGamerHere
jocomat9  +   760d ago
CHerry SODA!! haha agree if you know what i mean
Bluepowerzz  +   760d ago
cant wait im from uk huge sony fan
superterabyte  +   760d ago
U.k., Sony fan, android fan. We're a rarity son.
bub16  +   760d ago
that we are! shopto 399, not to bad of a price, UK always seems to get ripped off aswell
SniperControl  +   760d ago
Already pre-ordered from Game back in February!
Kurisu  +   760d ago
Same! £20 well spent.
IRetrouk  +   760d ago
Yep im there with you, that deposit got thrown at the sales assistant quicker than a bullet lol

Edit.
Noticed people that said they preordered in feb from game are getting disagrees, its a fact i preordered mine in feb too, game were on the ball from the get go lol
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MRMagoo123  +   760d ago
same thing happened here in Australia, as soon as they did a ps4 reveal EB games where taking pre orders to guarantee you a ps4 at launch, i think i was first to get one in and im at $560 now.
merciless  +   760d ago
So this is the price on the official sony website preorder link @ shopto an approved retailer for uk gaming.

PS4 £400
PS4 Games £48

I sincerely hope they bundle in a game of my choice. I really want Killzone to be part of the bundle.
Reborn  +   760d ago
ShopTO removed those prices, as they are awaiting confirmation from Sony. Atm, it says TBC.

I do think the games will be, min £45 though.
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nosferatuzodd  +   760d ago
game is going to be 60 dollars guys come on you're geting used games and no drm
sourav93  +   760d ago
Amazon.co.uk has it for £599. I still preordered it, hoping the price lowers.
thechosenone  +   760d ago
$600?

These are just place holders, all sites do this until they get the official price. There's no way Sony is charging $600 for PS4 especially after they've said they want to make the hardware as affordable as possible.

The sooner you pre-order the better chance you'll have of actually getting one this holiday season, so do it now! :)
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phinch  +   760d ago
$600?? if your refering to the guy who mentioned £599 above you thats probably nearer to $1000 usd
thechosenone  +   760d ago
@pinch talkin' about merciless number.

£399.85 = $607.05
phinch  +   760d ago
@ Thechosenone, its phinch, also welcome to the UK.... its called tax and we get taxed 20% on most things so yes way to sony charging that much, ps3 is still about £249, thats $378, you get it easy guys!
extermin8or  +   760d ago
ps3 price drop to £150 and ps4 two models one at £299 or £349 other at £399-both come wit the controller, camera, etc and a game I reckon.
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mixelon  +   760d ago
Ok.. Preorder now or wait for E3 first? Decisions!

It'd be nice to know there was a killer app at launch. Pretty sure I'll enjoy KZ:sf at least.
jcnba28  +   760d ago
I might pick one up in 3 years after a price drop.
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Aceman18  +   760d ago
hmm i might pick up the xbox in 3 yrs after several price drops.
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MasterCornholio  +   760d ago
Well if Microsoft doesn't get rid of their DRM plan i will never buy an XBOX One.
justrandom  +   760d ago
I might pick xbox 3 years after it will be discontinued.
ANIALATOR136  +   760d ago
400 quid seems reasonable
brave27heart  +   760d ago
Im guessing £350 standard, £400 bundle with a game and psn voucher.

By guessing I mean "hoping for".
ANIALATOR136  +   760d ago
that would be sweet
geeniusgee602  +   760d ago
Such old news we ordered ours in february from game!
DJMarty  +   760d ago
pre order my PS4 from Grainger Games:)
tigertron  +   760d ago
It has begun...
blackmamba707  +   760d ago
48 quid for a game, let's hope it's a joke/placeholder
jamz4  +   760d ago
probably not a joke given the amount of £60 games on PS store
stuntman_mike  +   760d ago
they usually go down after a month or 2. but you can always get them cheaper just by shopping around online.
stuntman_mike  +   760d ago
I really cant wait, i pre-ordered from shopto.net just after the feb reveal.
USA is READY SONY!! My wallet is about to be left naked by the end of this month :-)
fearlessgamer   760d ago | Spam
Harmonizer  +   760d ago
Waiting for confirmation of whether or not the rest of Europe will get it along with the rest of world holiday 2013. If not, im gonna pre-order on Amazon UK the minute after i know.
danny818  +   760d ago
Retailers will open pre orders on june 10th E3. Retailers need to know the price and launch dates b4 anything. I will call gamestop on the day OF E3
ninjagoat  +   760d ago
GAME has been taken £20 preorders from a day after the PS4 announcement here in Northern Ireland :). I got my receipt ;).
Arai  +   760d ago
While true, it is only now that Sony launches an official site for it.

Pre-orders in Finland right now is at 1000 euro lol <_<
I honestly hope the rumors of Sony wanting to ship 16 million PS4 for the financial year (ends March 2014) are true.

That would mean sufficient supply, all around they seem more prepared this time.
jobboy  +   760d ago
preorder placed on amazon.it. price now is 599 €
TBONEJF  +   760d ago
I'll wait till next year after a few months of the PS4 is launch. so they can get all the bugs out of it. remember what happened too the PS3 when they launch it.
Saleem101  +   760d ago
There will be a shortage on ps4 when it launch, im waiting for gamestop to get greenlight :)
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rajman  +   760d ago
So shopto.net took down the prices of the console/games
http://www.shopto.net/searc...

but the prices are still on their microsite
http://www.shopto.net/micro...

console £399.99 (which Im ok with) but games @ £48.85? o_0 hope its an error and that its actually the traditional price of £39.99
madara0sama  +   760d ago
Come on USA give us something!
vigilante_man  +   760d ago
I want to pre-order but with all this buzz and excitement I may go to a launch-event to get mine.

I'll happily wait outside all night in the freezing cold just to be in line to actually get my hands on one.

I want to be guaranteed I get mine on Day 0.

Pre-orders can't give that if they receive too many orders. Maybe Sony & MS will instruct these outlets just how many they will give them on launch day.
Hazzinho10  +   760d ago
I'll hold fire until after Xmas, won't be sure if I really want one until after E3 anyway, not enough info yet. Plenty to keep me going on the current gen consoles for now. Hopefully any issues are resolved by then.
Koyes  +   760d ago
Pre-ordered with ShopTo
reaperman  +   759d ago
Already pre-ordered a few months back from ShopTo and Zavvi.
Really just waiting on concrete info regarding region locks if there are any.
If the games are region free but movies are locked which I am kinda thinking that is the way it will be then I will import from US
I have 3 PS3's and imported from US the week they came out as the PS3 was delayed by 6 months for European release and all my Blu-ray movies are USA ones.
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