Sony to GameStop: "The Flood Gates Are Open for PS4 System Reserves"

In a memo given to GameStop stores this morning, Sony has given the go ahead to take an unlimited amount of preorders for the PlayStation 4.

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Nevers2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

Damnit now I just want to see some good ole Ray Harryhausen movies.

indysurfn2004d ago

Am I the only person that caught this?
Now they are being successful by using the term:"offline game".

Did you catch that, if you install a "OFFLINE game" then you will not have restrictions, that is the condition.

What defines a "OFFLINE game" What if only one game has the label of offline game on it? Most likey candidate would be a turned based rpg.
Heck what percent of games don't have a component of online on 360 games right now? Microsoft almost required it with few exceptions.
If there is a term "OFFLINE game" as a condition. for you to not have to get online.

Microsoft qoute:An internet connection will not be required to play OFFLINE Xbox One games....If they where not trying to fool you it would
read:An internet connection will not be required to play Xbox One games. see the difference? I don't care if it drops to 199 It is still taking away my used games rights!!! plus as I pointed out the DRM issue is conniving explained to fool us? This is what Microsoft meant by they will make this CLEAR. (MORE TRICKY) This could just be a feature on the back of the box. So if they dont make a offline box like they have a 'online multi player' capable box on the back of the disc it is okay to still drm you to there hearts are content!!!

insomnium22004d ago

Man I wish they gave us a launchdate to look forward to.

solidjun52004d ago

@indysurfn Why are all your posts about the same? Me think you're spamming.

zeee2003d ago

The Oracle gave us a prophecy. Come 2013, PS4 will be "The One".

S2Killinit2003d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft is fooling everyone. They know once you make the mistake of purchasing their hitlerbox you wont be likely to return it.

ThanatosDMC2003d ago

Anyone know how much the pre-order is? I really wanted to order this on newegg instead of Gamestop... but looks like Gamestop it is.

FFXI1012003d ago


GameStop is $100 down, Bestbuy is $25 there are no limited spot for preorder of PS4, but there is limited spot for Xbox one.

Benchm4rk2003d ago (Edited 2003d ago )


Seriously dude give it up already. That's like the 3rd thread where you have posted the same dribble. It has nothing to do with this topic. We all get your but hurt about the Xbox One reversing there DRM. Get the f#$k over it. If your not gonna buy one fine. Mine and thousands of others a still pre ordered and I couldn't care less what you think. Shut up and go get your PS4 on launch day

fr0sty2003d ago (Edited 2003d ago )

indy, give it up. It says "offline game" because PS+ is required to play a game online, so they can't say you can play an online game with no restrictions considering that requirement. If they did just say "game" instead of "offline game", it would be false advertisement. Your argument is dead. Go find a new one.

The_Con-Sept2001d ago

PS4 pre orders are going fast... At my gamestop it is at 78.

Unlimited doesn't mean jack squat. How the hell are they supposed to hold as many pre orders for a console in those tiny stores????? Even a semi truck can barely hold a few hundred thousand of them.....

( oh come on that was funny!)

@ indysurfn

No one really cares about what Microsoft's evil plan is because it hasn't been widespread yet. In due time people will realize what the hell is going on. But for now let it simmer

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s8anicslayer2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

@Xwow Man curse you because when I read that comment all contents in my mouth like my coffee had to be cleaned off my monitor and workstation...thank you! :)

Sitdown2004d ago

They just better make sure I get my launch day edition before they go to crazy.... I got the email from Amazon, but would have a serious problem if orders being allocated to gamestop messed it up.

b_one2004d ago

Kraken died in God of War 2.

MWong2004d ago

The Kraken always dies.

bganci2004d ago

Spoiler Alert Thanks a lot lol

b_one2004d ago

@bganci, damn its and old game... ;)

Nevers2004d ago

Kraken also dies in

Methinks this Kraken thing is stronger than we first anticipated.

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MegaSackman2003d ago

Then, unleash armageddon.

kreate2003d ago

There's another kraken in resistance 2.

ThanatosDMC2003d ago

Kraken doesnt die in Tactics Ogre: Let's Cling Together because it becomes one of your soldiers.

Timesplitter142003d ago

Armageddon died at the hands of Bruce Willis

wenaldy2003d ago

WTF, no one mentioned Pirates of Carribean :(

Daves2003d ago

Still needs a good unleashing!

badz1492003d ago

Clash of the Titans, anyone?

Wintersun6162003d ago

Pffft. Kraken is a pussy. Release Cthulhu!

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MazzingerZ2004d ago

SONY is a HW manufacturer as well which positions them with a unique advantage over MSFT, they have better relations in that area at lower costs as a result of long time partnerships.

That's why they can deliver quality HW, higher specs at lower costs even when there might be a loss it's not as big as if it was MSFT delivering that HW... no power brick and still a slim console says everything about design and component used by SONY, X1 has probably no lock for the the way, has X1 still a disc tray besidesgigantic powerbrick?

slazer1012004d ago

^this. Now they are considering selling off some of there entertainment holdings to strengthen their electronic division. Just goes to show where they want to go in the future. which is great to hear. I hope the shareholders approve it.

nunley332004d ago

Slazer i read some big investors suggested spinning off their entertainment properties into a separate company and sell off things like the insurance and the medical device co. Pepsi spunoff their kfc,taco bell, pizza hut restaurants plus frito lay into yum brands and that has worked well for them.

thehitman2003d ago

@slazer and nun

I think they were only considering that because some bigshot investor was threatning some type of take over where Sony wasnt pleased about hearing. They want to divide their assets to protect them w/o losing too much control on them.

badz1492003d ago

those line used to produce the PS2 is not going to do nothing now, is it?

Death2003d ago

Sony is selling off quite a bit. They sold off their award winning world headquarters in Japan and the hq in the U.S. for 4 billion so they could post about a 1 billion profit this year. Had they not, they would have lost over 3 billion.

There is a reason Sony did not design the PS4 hardware and instead went to AMD like Microsoft. The higher specs at lower costs is not accurate, both systems use an AMD Jaguar CPU and an AMD 7000 series derived GPU. They both have a Blu-ray drive and 8 gigs of RAM. The performance difference is due to the different RAM used by each. Sony went with GDDR5 which is GPU RAM and Microsoft went with DDR3 CPU ram and added a buffer to increase speed. The "raw" power of the PS4 looks better on paper since GPU ram is faster, but there are latency issues that prevent GDDR5 from being used for CPU's. For a CPU, DDR3 is much more efficient. Neither console has better ram since neither is ideal for a combined CPU/GPU configuration.

Slim is nice, but airflow is nicer. We will have to wait and see if the compact PS4 is better than the more spacious XboxOne. Both are PC based and the best PC's are not slim in any way. If the PS4 runs hot, the pen and paper power everyone is using to determine it's specs will need to be scaled back in order to run cool enough. Only time will tell.

These two consoles are all but identical right now. Both have the same specs and hardware. Both have paid online. Neither has the dreaded DRM that would have made gaming better or worse depending on your perspective. The only thing seperating them is the games. If you are not making your decision based on games, you are deciding for the wrong reason.

As far as lower cost, what are you comparing? As we get closer to launch, both are going to be priced pretty close to another. The $399 launch PS4 is all but "sold out" and being replaced by forced bundles. Being to buy a game or controller you don't want isn't much different than buying a camera you don't want.

N4Flamers2003d ago


I think you overlooked that the ps4 has the better gpu 1.8 tf vs x1 at 1.2. The other thing people freaking forget all the time is that the x1 runs 3 separate operating systems at once. This puts a strain on their already slower ram. They've allocated 3 gigs of ram for this where as sony is only using 1.

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josephayal2004d ago

the kraken is on the reacta

GribbleGrunger2004d ago

I think it's a given that Sony can manufacture more consoles than MS considering the yield problems but I don't think it's just because of that Sony are doing this. I think what Sony are doing is channelling more consoles through Gamestop, making them the primary source. There will probably be less stock going through none gaming sources such as Walmart or ASDA.

thehitman2003d ago

I just believe the more consoles that are pre-ordered the more stock Sony can prepare for during launch and I believe Sony wants to meet total demand. They are probably revving up the production like crazy atm. Its just good business sense to ship as many as possible and capitalize on the lead they have in terms of hype and demand.

dmeador2003d ago


Thats not really true. Companies are very careful about the amount of product they have out there. In a perfect world they would have the exact amount they need to sell. Every unit that isnt sold has a cost attached to it. Game Stop knows this as well. Its a complex guessing game

thehitman2003d ago


Yes good point but having pre-order helps eliminate that guessing of what the demand is. I know that not everyone who pre-orders will follow through but its the ultimate measurement test that Sony can get and will ever get when it comes to demand. After launch they wont be able to gauge what the demand will be so they dont want to under shoot the demand potentially giving the competition sales due to lack of availability. When it comes to consoles they will be selling lot hotcakes throughout the first 3 months nov-january so its very hard to over shoot supply in Sony case.

cervantes992004d ago

By Kraken I assume you mean Mark Cerny's beautiful beast - wait that may have sounded wrong :)

FamilyGuy2003d ago

With everyone distracted by GameStop having so much in stock hopefully I can walk in on launch day and get mine from Walmart. Walmart isn't currently accepting Site-to-store pre-orders, only pre-orders that deliver it to your house, and I don't want it sitting on my damn doorstep lol.

I'm adamant about walmart because I get a 10% discount there making my total cost $392.36, that's with tax included.

SIX2003d ago

Looks like Sony nailed production.

Oldman1002002d ago

They seem to have nailed everything so far!

opinska2003d ago

Lol +bubbles for funny

3-4-52003d ago

I see what they did here. Smart move.

Now that XB1 is a better option than it previously was Sony is thinking maybe some of the people might go with XB1 because they couldn't pre-order PS4..

This way....if the only reason they were getting an XB1 is because PS4 pre-orders were full....this cancels that out.

They want to take advantage of the hype going on right now before it settles a bit.

showtimefolks2003d ago

the gamestop in my area is getting 65 ps4's and 8 xbox one's

as of 4 days ago 61 ps4 were pre ordered

nosferatuzodd2003d ago

lol they don't really want me to unleash the dragon

Enigma_20992003d ago


I'm sorry, but yeah. That's common sense. The only way you can play an online game is with an internet connection. I hate to sound like a Microsoft apologist, but the thing here is that they're not, to my knowledge, requiring an internet connection for ALL games. As in, you won't have to be online to authenticate the game before you play it.

DOOMZ2003d ago

XBOXONE pre orders are open now as well, awesome!

MRMagoo1232003d ago

yay the 7 MS have ready to be made will sell like hot cakes

fr0sty2003d ago (Edited 2003d ago )

Got em' by the strings.

Themba762003d ago

the kraken one of my favorite drinks.

MRMagoo1232003d ago

if you mean that newish rum i would have to say no , i had a whole bottle of that stuff and it did nothing to me considering the price i was pissed off and will stick to wild turkey from now on.

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Arai2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

Maybe there were some truth to those 16m shipment DigiTimes reported after all?
This is rather interesting because it seems like there is an unlimited supply, which is great news for gamers obviously.

Global launch and domination inbound?
The stars certainly are aligned for the PS4.

kneon2004d ago

What I think this means is that yields are good enough that they can fulfill any pre-orders. And pre-orders are good enough that they are willing to ramp up production.

MegaMohsi2004d ago

wow looks like quantity won't be an issue for Sony this holiday saeson

Testfire2004d ago

Good news, it means scalpers on Ebay can suck it lol.

MWong2004d ago

Man that reminds me of the outrageous prices on the current gen consoles during the holidays and the Ebay scalpers.

LordHiggens2004d ago

Hey...people will pay what people will pay for...

I simply offer the product at a price...I make the delivery and receive payment.

With this news's certainly sad to hear for my wallet.

Armyntt2003d ago

I do it with every single console release. I personally preordered 6 PS4's. Only 3 at first but demand went up so I did so with my preorders. I also have 4 X1's. If they dont sell worse case i return with full refund. Its free money.

Consoldtobots2003d ago (Edited 2003d ago )

lol keep it up geniuses, soon you will be getting hit with a summons by your local cockroaches for doing business as a reseller without paying them off first.

Mikelarry2004d ago

just hope i get mine on time no delays

ginsunuva2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

Stop feeding the troll below me. I whoever actually replies to him is stupider than pisquounet, himself.

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