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Submitted by TMRBac 294d ago | article

PS4 Pre-Orders Easy, But Predecessors Near Impossible on Launch Day

TheHDRoom: "E3 2013 is nearly three weeks old and now a memory. Not a distant one, yet, but fading with each passing minute. With the big Microsoft and Sony media briefings came the first PS4 pre-orders and Xbox One pre-orders, and both are still available to lock into today with just a few simple key strokes on a computer.

It wasn't always this easy." (PS2, PS3, PS4, Sony)

Gamesgbkiller  +   294d ago
Unless Sony showed more launch games at Gamescom & TGS.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   294d ago | Well said
a writer is not saying there's less demand just that online shopping has made it easier and guaranteed launch day delivery keeps people from having to stand in line.
yeahokchief  +   294d ago
thank the lord baby jesus for granting us the almighty amazon.com and its little baby $3 release day shipping and no sales tax. $407.97 This is one of the most inexpensive console launches ever. It's gonna be HOT.

I'm predicting they'll sellout and you can put it up onsale online for at least $600 for christmas. ima keep mine tho. screw it.

pretty sure this is going to be the biggest console launch in history and will trump the ps2.
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irepbtown  +   293d ago
Demand is definitely there, the great thing is; now there's no need to wait in front of a store on a cold winters night. You could be making one click and have a PS4 guaranteed by Amazon for launch day delivery.
abzdine  +   294d ago
did you even bother reading the article??

The writer compares old generations where it wasn't possible to pre-order a console online it was hard to be guaranteed to get a console day one and people were forced to camp for days in front the shops but now thanks to the internet things are much easier.
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DeFFeR  +   293d ago
There will still be dorks camping... and at least one asshat who smashes them in the parking lot.
Gamesgbkiller  +   294d ago
Ok Ok My bad.
margaret12powell   294d ago | Spam
Xof  +   294d ago
Definitely at TGS.

So far, we've -ONLY- seen Western launch games. It's silly to think Japanese developers will sit this one out.

For example: every single Sony console thus far has had a Gundam game at launch. The big Gundam development studio and Bandai (the fine folks who brought us Senki) haven't released a game in something like 3 years. So odds are they're working on a PS4 launch game.
nnodley  +   294d ago
Not trying to start anything, but I've read/heard from multiple sources that Sony still has 1 maybe 2 more launch games to announce and that will be at gamescom more than likely. And then TGS they will announce the Japan release date and some launch titles only for Japan since a lot of games made in Sony's first party japan studios release there first because they are focused for japan audience.
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lilbrat23  +   294d ago
Online might be the only way to preorder. My local Best Buy and gamestop no longer have preorders as of right now it might change later.
Soldierone  +   294d ago
I still remember camping out for my PS3. Its the only reason I want one at GameStop instead of Amazon. I want to go stand in line and talk with people again.

We had to wait in line not only to buy it, but to pre-order it. GameStop said when pre-orders would start, and people were standing in line the day before to get one. Then on launch all those people were there a day or two ahead, and then 30+ more people even though GameStop said they only had 15 or 20. lol
pixelsword  +   294d ago
I had to camp out 3 or four times because they ran out. I was pissed because, if memory serves, I asked each one if they were going to have it and they each said yes.
Soldierone  +   294d ago
The funny thing is, I left GameStop then went to Bestbuy to get some sale thing (i think they had controllers on sale for launch) Walk in, and a shipment literally just came in. Walk down the PlayStation aisle and 3 PS3's were sitting there, the BestBuy guy goes "Do you want one since you were here first?" I go, "no already have one" while in my head going "why the eff do I not have an extra 600 dollars right now!!!!" lol

Within seconds a bum rush goes by me to get the last 3 and the employee goes "thats it, we wont have more till next week. Sorry"

It was like that for about a month. They said they had one, couldn't hold it for you for some reason, then you arrive and couldn't find it. I was trying to help my friend get one so we could play online.
madpuppy  +   294d ago
I remember standing in front of gamestop (it might have been EB at the time) on a cold november night around 11:00 hanging out talking and waiting till 12:00 to pick up my launch XB360.

Funny thing, not one person there was under 35, it was just a bunch of men and I think one guy was there with his wife.

that is why I laugh when people say games are corrupting kids, it looks more to me that adults are in the majority.

P.S. XB360 was the worst consumer experience I ever had with a piece of electronic hardware in my life. damn thing was like the Yugo of electronics.
Soldierone  +   294d ago
You are so lucky. The GameStop I went to was stupid and made us wait till the morning it opened to give it to us. I don't remember the excuse, but we couldn't get it until 6AM. I remember seeing the GameStop employees eating over at McDonalds, then taking their sweet time to open the store lol (I don't go to this GameStop anymore)

Then I go home and the news reports that it was one of the coldest nights the state had.
joecanada  +   293d ago
Haha great stories , andthink this was to get the 649 (cdn) launch ps3 which supposedly sold poorly...
Imagine the rush to grab a 399 ps4 .... Sony will need millions for the first month alone
madpuppy  +   293d ago
It's funny, but, I live in central FL and that night back in November 2005 was freaking freezing out. I was thinking to myself I left New York so I wouldn't have to deal with this kind of weather.

Funny, now I appreciate the cooler weather here in FL.
Talamak  +   294d ago
I remember getting the PS3 bundle with Motorstorm about a year after the initial launch...at least I believe that's how it went if memory serves me correct, it was an 80gb phatty w/ backwards compatibility...it was cool because I was in high school and just started working at Wal-mart, so I knew when they'd come in
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mydyingparadiselost  +   294d ago
I was working at Wal Mart too when it came out, I didn't pick one up but I still remember there being a collection of people waiting for it overnight. They were even able to get a TV from electronics hooked up to play Mortal Kombat until the wait was over. Good times.
Darth Gamer  +   294d ago
Too funny. Memories of the PS2 launch came flooding back after reading that article. I waited in a huge line in a mall in Rochester NY to get a chance at coming home with a brand new PS2 for hours. It was funny though because the mall security wouldn't let us wait in the parking lot before midnight. There were tons of us there. So, everyone had to get back in their cars and hundreds of us headed across the street to the local supermarket parking lot and filled that up quickly. We all waited there until about 30 min to midnight and as soon as one car made off to the mall, we all gunned it to try to get a front spot in the line. It was chaos but I was able to snag one in the end.

As it turned out though, I brought it home with a buddy of mine, hooked it up and played till 5 in the morning on SSX. went to work the next day 2 hours later and after a full day, I went home to play more, EXCEPT, MY PS2 WOULDN'T TURN ON AGAIN!!!! I went back to the mall two minutes later and by a stroke of luck, they purposefully didn't sell two units in case there was a broken one. I snagged a second and loved it for many years.
abzdine  +   294d ago
i got my in Paris Champs Elysées in Virgin Megastore shop, it was black of people and PS2s were stacked in height!! it was crazy people went berserk to get one

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Sitdown  +   294d ago
Picked up my 360 on a snowy night, good thing it was at a Gamestop in a mall. Despite being #7 on the Gamestop ps3 preorder list, I did not receive it until a week later in the 2nd wave. This go round got both preordered at Amazon and both as backup at best buy....socially I will miss the lines, but physically I won't.
PositiveEmotions  +   294d ago
What console are you guys gonna buy?
TMRBac  +   294d ago
Both, assuming my wallet doesn't revolt in disagreement.
PositiveEmotions  +   294d ago
I might get the xb1 but later on in the future i want to wait what ms will do with the xb1 but ima get the ps4 first.
TMRBac  +   294d ago
Two disagreements? Tough crowd. If preference is desired then my PS4 was pre-ordered first.
True_Samurai  +   294d ago
Xbox One and my gf ordered the ps4
Yes best of both worlds
SpinalRemains138  +   294d ago
Good man. If you don't live with her yet, you gotta buy her big screen tvs and all the stuff you will reap the bennies from. Kill 2 birds with one stone. No more buying jewelry.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   294d ago
I picked up a Wii U already so I'll grab a PS4 after a price drop and a One will be even later, and that's just depending on what MS does with it after 4 or 5 years.
PsnGammer21  +   294d ago
I really don't see ps4 dropping unless ms does and they way to stupid to do that -_- but I'm getting ps4 7 games and controller and xbone I will wait till I'm not forced to have kinect
Darth Gamer  +   294d ago
Already have my PS4 paid off and my XBOX ONE half way there. A little every week till November should do it plus a few games. Can't wait.
lilbrat23  +   294d ago
I am leaning towards the PS4, I don't trust MS right now especially once you accept their TOS they might change their mind on used games and other features.
PigPen  +   294d ago
So the PS4 is still not sold out.
solidjun5  +   294d ago
I see you're still trolling.
PigPen  +   294d ago
That's the truth as in a fact. Amazon doesn't lie about the hardware it has in stock.
solidjun5  +   294d ago | Well said
No you're just trolling. That's the truth. That's a fact.

You do know it did sell out. Obviously, one can make an observation that they produced more to meet demand. So, what was the point of your post? oh right. You're trolling.
HellzAssassin  +   294d ago
Xbox One:
http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-...

PS4: Click on "launch edition" it's sold out. Bundles are available though.
http://www.amazon.com/PlayS...
SpitFireAce85  +   294d ago
I believe they have more PS4s available vs XB1s..
when i went to pre-order mine at gamestop they had
20PS4s and 7 XB1s this was the day after E3.
GentlemenRUs  +   293d ago
Don't be scared to mark this person as Trolling people, If he keeps this up he needs to loose his bubbles again!
STK026  +   294d ago
From what I remember, neither the X360 nor the PS3 were sold out in my area. They had plenty left at my local EBgames after each respective console launch. Only the Wii was sold out for quite a few weeks if not months.
HellzAssassin  +   294d ago
Sony announced to Gamestop to take an unlimited amount of Pre-orders for the PS4.
DivineAssault  +   294d ago
I still pre ordered multiple consoles in case casuals want one & its sold out.. I will simply return them to the store if i cant make a profit on ebay.. Either way, im getting PS4 day one.. What if there are manufacturing issues though? It goes by 1st come 1st serve im assuming so we will see what happens..
PigPen  +   294d ago
They can preorder one now from Amazon. Lol
eyeDEVOUR  +   294d ago
Bro....that's no better than scalping tickets...lol
DivineAssault  +   294d ago
i know it is.. I never said it wasnt.. & PigPen up there, i know they can pre order now but theres still millions of people who dont even know about nx gen consoles yet.. They will be hot items this holiday & people who think they can just walk into a store & get one might be disappointed.. Thats where i come in & help them find what theyre looking for.. For a price of course..
yeahokchief  +   294d ago
rofl

you remind me of my college buddy
Dancinsolo  +   294d ago
I remember when I stood in line for an original playstation at toys r us many years ago. I saved my money for a year as a kid. I really took a chance getting it, cause I was a genesis gamer and NES gamer before that. And didn't know if Sony would be all that great with a console. Boy did I make the right decision. There were probably only eight of us out there. I picked up ridge racer and saw street fighter the movie and battle arena. Only had money for one more game and again took the chance on battle arena. Another great pick. Ahhh great memories. I can't wait till the new systems come out at the end of the year.
HexxedAvenger  +   294d ago
I never stood in line for a console. :-/
SpitFireAce85  +   294d ago
I stood in front of BestBuy for 72 hours for the PS3 most of us had tents set up..We even got a visit from
XB360 fanboys that did a drive by with paintball guns
and then the cops came looking for them..
A_Gamer  +   294d ago
Wow!
SecondSon  +   293d ago
This time take blue paint balls guns with you and be prepared for those cunts :P
level 360  +   294d ago
Same here, there would be enough I believe.

People ( not all but a lot out there ) who pre-ordered I think just want to be the first to post it over their youtube/facebook/twitter account for bragging rights once these consoles are out.
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WeAreLegion  +   294d ago
Horribly worded title.
Supermax  +   294d ago
Terribad title there will be plenty ps4 and X1s for those that preorder however if you don't preorder you won't be netting one this holiday
TidePride  +   294d ago
I was looking online at some people who are selling their preordered PS4 and XB1 on ebay for insane prices right now.

I didn't preorder for this generation and I had to wait 5 months to finally get one, unless I went and camped out in line at the stores which I didn't want to do. Glad I have my PS4 locked down this time.
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johnniejay  +   294d ago
Scrolling down and reading all the story's makes me wanna camp out again for the ps4 its nothing like hanging out ppl just as excited about something as you are I cant till November
Sugreev2001  +   294d ago
I remember that it took me almost two months to get my hands on the 60gb PS3 model. I was busy with school when the PS2 launched,so I waited a full year to buy it. I plan on buying a PS4 as soon as possible and I've also planned on upgrading my HDTV to the new 4k resolution ones next year in anticipation of the new console.
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dollison27  +   294d ago
A grown man camping outside of a store to get a videogame console is one stupid motherfucker....You might be mildly retarded...Don't you have better things to do? Don't you have responsibilities?
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SpitFireAce85  +   294d ago
You my friend never heard of vacation time..
Paid time to take off from work i have a week saved
just for when the PS4 comes out..Except this time
i wont camp since i pre-ordered one from Gamestop
and one from amazon.com
SpinalRemains138  +   294d ago
Your girl won't let you do what you want eh? Sux
dollison27  +   294d ago
Good for you...
EPiCDiNGO  +   294d ago
Ahh the memory's I remember the launch of the Atari 2600.
Dancinsolo  +   294d ago
Okay grandpa.
seepamann  +   294d ago
I know sony always make very great games for us so i already preorder for ps4 in Amazon
SancLunatic  +   294d ago
I preordered both the XBOX One and PS4. I will probably sell both.
EPiCDiNGO  +   294d ago
Why would u sell them both? What is the point in even ordering them?
solidjun5  +   294d ago
I believe he was under the impression that it would so limited in quantity that he could then make a profit on ebay.

The thing is that it's not like it was all those years ago. I think MS and SONY unveiled their console early on and learned to make enough to satisfy demand.
FSAB   294d ago | Spam
hesido  +   294d ago
"PS4 Pre-Orders Easy, But Predecessors Near Impossible on Launch Day"

Over-economical use of words.

Or maybe:
Words few to understand

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