Submitted by doctorstrange 531d ago | news

GameStop Stops PS4 Pre-Orders, as “Unlimited” Supply Runs Dry

Late last month, it was revealed that GameStop had been given the go-ahead by Sony to “open the floodgates” for “unlimited” PS4 pre-orders. Now, GameStop has had to close their floodgates, with the standard PS4 edition sold out. - PSLS (GameStop, PS4)

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Saints94  +   531d ago | Well said
Damn, things are going their way.
Blacksand1  +   531d ago
Go to Best Buy, they let you put $25 down on the PS4, if you don't have a lot of money and pay on it until you pay it off.
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Tony-A  +   531d ago
Best Buy allows you to put $25 down, but I'm pretty sure that you aren't guaranteed a system on launch day.

I went to Gamestop to put my pre-order down just last week. Looks like I got in there in good time.
cellur111  +   531d ago
Or buy it from amazon, they let you pre order it for free and you can cancel it at anytime..
The_Con-Sept  +   531d ago
PS4 pre orders have hit 175 at my gamestop.
Kevin ButIer  +   531d ago
Lol what a subtle troll deliver "The Xbox One Day One Edition is also still available on GameStop, if you plan to pre-order it"
RyuCloudStrife  +   531d ago
I already preordered and payed off in full at my local GameStop now I will buy 3 games for launch.

Glad I got in the next day after E3. Its good to be an informed gamer :).
b00mFargl3  +   531d ago
Yes best buy guarantees just the same as gamestop. Pick yours up there.
Blacksand1  +   531d ago

My PS4 will be at Beat Buy when it's time to pick it up. I'm not stupid, putting money down and not guaranteed one that's what pre-order mean. I put money on it so i have one. after E3 on Mon, Tue i went to GameStop and they said $100 Sony said $50 on their website so i went next door to Best buy to put money down bc all i had was $50.
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extermin8or  +   530d ago
Wish somewhere would let me do that in the UK as a Student about to start uni I could use with being able to pay it in advance but not all in one, having to refrain from spending money on ANYGHING intentionally or unintentionally... not gone as well as I'd have liked there are things I need, that keep being in sales... :s (When I say need I do actually mean for the most part that I actually do NEED them.) Hopefull by mid september I'll be sorted then I can at least have some money for uni, freshers week etc :o
Minute Man 721  +   530d ago
At Best Buy you can't pay on pre orders, I tried but your system will be there launch day. They (BB) stopped pre orders June 30th
MWong  +   530d ago
@ RyuCloudStrife

Same I am almost done paying all my pre-orders off. With such a time gap between release day, it's almost like the console is on lay-a-way and you can just pay it off as you want and have it fully paid off by launch day.
silvacrest  +   530d ago
use Amazon dude, like others have said

amazon uk does not have release day stock problems with the PS4, just preorder it for free and get it delivered on release day

as for the money, just put some aside every week or month until your goal is achieved, thats my plan
Bobby Kotex  +   530d ago
If you're in the US there's no reason why you shouldn't be ordering from amazon.
Kidmyst  +   530d ago
If you pre-order from Best Buy online with a store pickup, they do their weekly credit card charges to make sure you have enough to pay for it. If it fails they may cancel your order if you don't react. Got preorders in at Amazon and Best Buy. Either way I'll get one.
dumahim  +   530d ago
Best Buy drives me nuts.
I quit going there a couple years ago because of all the problems I'd have with online orders. I think the last two years they really pissed off people because stuff that wasn't ordered for Chritmas wasn't available.

But whatever, I ordered both Xbox and PS4. It seems they're putting through authorization charges on the card WEEKLY. It seems my bank doesn't like that and it sets off fraud alerts since it's over $500 for the PS4. After the 2nd one, my bank declined. Called BB, they tell me they're putting it through every week. Call the bank to lift the hold and tell them what BB told me and said that's very unusual and I'd probably continue to have problems. Call BB to resolve and they put everything through and said it's all clear. 10 minutes later I get an email saying my order has been cancelled. I hate BB so much.
steven83r  +   530d ago
Ya but problem with Amazon is you must pay your preorder in full. Not sure how Best Buy here in Palmdale will guarantee a console i hear they did over 300 orders at this one. Although Palmdale was the main launch city for Xbox 360. Best Buy had thousands. They had huge event at Plant 42.
steven83r  +   530d ago
I just did mine at Gamestop there was less people preordering. Now i am wondering though since i am 27th on the list but lets say i am 50th in line to pick up, do they put them aside with your name? Or is it first come first serve regardless of what position you are on preorder list?
CuddlyREDRUM  +   530d ago
Why put money down on something not guaranteed to be available at release?

You can preorder and not be promised one for free.
Pocker  +   530d ago
@ steven83r

amazon do0esn't charge you until the product ships...
lilbrat23  +   530d ago
Actually Best Buy DOES Guarantee your pre-order. I know for a fact Gamestop won't they didn't for PS3. I remember when they only allowed like 5 Pre-orders and even those 5 who did some had to wait for new shipment. Why is best to do midnight Launch.
Andreas-Sword  +   530d ago
Another good PS4 news:
YEBIS 2 bringing Visual Fireworks to PS4 Developers
quantae06  +   530d ago
Nice! I'll keep that in mind if I still decide to pre-order for launch. Part of me wants to wait until January, but idk yet. I really do want a PS4 early in it's life cycle. I was late to the party in the 7th generation as I entered in 2009 partially, and fully in 2010.
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MTEC8  +   531d ago
Glad I pre-ordered early, picking it up on day 1!
Thirty3Three  +   531d ago
Put down NO money on Amazon... Release-day delivery.

However, I'm sure that's gone by now haha!
Ares84HU  +   531d ago
Same here, $0 down on amazon and will get the PS4 delivered to me on launch day so I don't have to stand in line with a bunch of assholes like I did on the PS3 launch.
JewyMcJew  +   530d ago
I may have been one of those assholes!
Ares84HU  +   530d ago

If you were trying to start fights or getting people to start fighting just so they get thrown off line or being an obnoxious loudmouth, than yeah. If you didn't do any of these than no.

I met few of the worst people in my life while waiting in line for the PS3.
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badz149  +   531d ago | Funny
they opened the flood gate
but they didn't prepared for the tsunami
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CalvinKlein  +   531d ago
damn, I got last of us and wanted to reserve mine, but they needed 100$ down. Damn should have gone back after I got paid.

Ohh well, As long as I have one by the time infamous comes out im good.
Crazyglues  +   530d ago
Bundles at Amazon.com are still available and they are launch systems..

So if you buy the bundle you will get you system at launch - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref...

All bundles are Launch-Day offers (So I'm pretty sure you were going to buy a game with the system..) Why would you buy just the system and have nothing to play? -So grab a bundle

Best part you don't have to put nothing down... Amazon does not charge your card until they ship it.... enjoy

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showtimefolks  +   530d ago
great for sony i have mine pre ordered can't wait to pick it up with few games at launch

drive club- i know psn-plus will get a free edition but i want the full experience, i am hopeful that many will like it as free game and end up buying the whole thing so we can get a strong community going

watch dogs


knack(this i may wait for a little price drop), i want a proper ratchet and clank game on ps4 so bad
chrismichaels04  +   530d ago
This is like Sony's 4th level sell out just in Gamestop alone. Add the multiple level sell outs on Amazon and I think its pretty safe to say the PS4 is dominating the pre-sale charts. Congrats to Sony. Its gotten so good for Sony that they have even sold out of their unlimited supply.
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RedHawkX  +   530d ago
ps4 is the counsol to get guys dont make the mistake of getting the xbox one and then having to sell it or trade it in lol. the smart and logical choice as a gamer in these hard economic times is the ps4.
s8anicslayer  +   530d ago
Out here in NY Gamestop stores are still taking pre-orders, I'm guessing this is isolated to web only but given the systems popularity Gamestops other stores outside NY might as well be sold out. Maybe others can confirm with their local GS?
doctorstrange  +   531d ago
Dayum. I wish I knew how many were pre-ordered, would be interesting.
T3mpr1x  +   531d ago
So glad I got a launch edition PS4 from Amazon...This is some good enthusiasm to see for the system, too.
justlikeme  +   531d ago
Is there a difference between amazon launch edition and preordering it from gamestop/bestbuy or where ever?

For instance The SOurce aka radio shack has preorders for ps4:
Will they be getting them on launch day cuz I notice the date of arrival is "expected to ship by December 31, 2013".
dontbhatin  +   531d ago
it says december 31st cause sony still hasn't officially announced the release date yet.
Elwenil  +   531d ago
Amazon's "Launch Edition" is the same as any other PS4, except that they are the ones Amazon has slotted as available for release day shipping. The "Standard Edition" is identical, except they may not be available on release day. So the "Launch Edition" is what you get if you were lucky and quick enough to get in a Preorder before their allotment was used up, the "Standard Edition" is basically a backordered PS4 that will release when they get a new shipment in after release day. So far Amazon has gotten a larger allotment twice that I know of. My "Standard Edition" was upgraded to a "Launch Edition" 4 days after I preordered.
JunioRS101  +   531d ago
Yeah I just ordered the ps4 battlefield 4 with playstation plus launch day bundle, only $499 so you save $10 bucks
arkard  +   531d ago
Plus all the tax you save to! That alone is with getting from Amazon for!
Soldierone  +   530d ago

lucky you, my greedy arse state passed taxes for Amazon. 20+ dollar tax on my PS4, yay......
Clunkyd  +   530d ago
Sony's website is offering free 2 day shipping and if you use ebates, they're offering 5% cash back when purchasing something from sonys website.
Which means you get $20 cash back.
Ray186  +   530d ago
I had to pay $40.00 and change in tax.
TrendyGamers  +   531d ago
Definitely a good sign.
abzdine  +   530d ago
PS2 is definitely back
doctorstrange  +   530d ago
PlanetSide 2, yup
ftwrthtx  +   531d ago
I figured they would have to stop at some point.
DrRobotnik  +   531d ago
Unlimited runs dry!!!How is that possible?!?! I got to find a game store quick!
TrendyGamers  +   531d ago | Funny
Before or after you find Sonic?
DrRobotnik  +   531d ago | Funny
...if I see that hedgehog with a PS4 before me...people WILL be robotized...You have my word.
LOL_WUT  +   531d ago
We'll just see about that ;)
Relientk77  +   531d ago
Unlimited supply runs dry lol, oxymoron?

Great to see such high demand for the PS4
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no_more_trolling  +   531d ago
ill wait till i have enough money then ill get it

poor :(
tiffac008  +   531d ago
I feel your pain sir, I feel your pain. :(
Fireseed  +   531d ago
If it makes you feel better, no matter how much money you have you still can't getting it before launch :(
mxrider2199  +   531d ago
not true im sure if you through enough money at someone at sony they would give you one
CalibriSerif  +   531d ago
tarbis  +   531d ago
Ditto. The incoming games for both PS3 and PSV are still pouring in. >_<
mikeyphi  +   530d ago
rich :)
Williamson  +   531d ago
So glad I pre-ordered mine earlier. This will be the first time i get a console on day one which has me pretty pumeped!
s8anicslayer  +   531d ago
Me too, mine is paid for as well as 3 games from gamestop.
ravens52  +   531d ago
Lol true words spoken. Always had to wait a year or two after they came out. Not this time sir not this time! Ye that 100$ upfront put me in debt but by the time i get it i shuld just be picking it up for free(not really but kind of):)
jon1234  +   531d ago
its an awesome feeling to get a console on launch date, i remember when the ps2 came out, it was a rainy day and everyone wanted to buy our ps2 from us for double the price coming out of toy r us,

the ps3 was picked up by my brother at a gamestop and when i got home from school i couldn't wait for him to get back from work,the anticipation killed me.

lets see what our day is like on launch day :D
Sevir  +   531d ago
I got a PS2 after KH2 released.
I got sucked into the hype of the PS3 after the 2005 E3 press conference, November 17 2006 found me in an Odd place, the PS3 launched in the States but I was on my last day off US Navy Recruit Training in Great Lakes Illinois. And my first day out in town wouldn't be for another 2 weeks... March 23rd, 2007 was the Day I joined the Next Gen of Gaming on the PS3.

For me it was the spiritual launch day successor to Nov 17, 2006 in that it was the Day the PS3 completed it's worldwide launch with launching in Europe, United Kingdom and Australia. So even though I was in the US, spiritually I had gotten it on launch day with all my fellow UK/Eu/Aussie on the same day. I remember Resistance:Fall of Man and Motorstorm blowing me away...

This year, I'll be on PS4 at Launch Day.
And Killzone:Shadow Fall, Watch_Dogs, Knack and Driveclub will all usher in The Next Gen of Gaming for me! I can't wait!
SmielmaN  +   530d ago
I've been to some launches for games and systems. It's pretty fun, sometimes. I'm also a Police officer here in Canada and have worked some game launches that turned ugly. I hate thieves. But if your doing the "wait in line for a few hrs) thing then enjoy it and have a couple ppl with you to do food runs. :). I waited in a blizzard to help my sis get a Wii. Still fun. And she got the food and coffee. Hahaha. CAN'T WAIT FOR BF4 and INFAMOUS and KILLZONE and DIVISION!!! PS4 FTW! :)
moparful99  +   530d ago
I've never been to a proper console release but I did get a PS2 and a PS3 a day or two after they launched.. I Know exactly when they put out electronics at my walmart at its always about the time I get off work about 3 in the morning.. Both my PS2 and PS3 I picked up off the pallete laying in the floor waiting to be put up lol.. But yea I will be at gamestop for the launch of the PS4 and I am beyond excited..
Jaqen_Hghar  +   530d ago
same for a man. Already have $1000 set aside. A man has PS4 KZ PS+ bundle on Amazon ordered along with PS4Eye, extra DS4 and Knack. Then BF4 and Watch Dogs for Christmas along with all the PS3 games still hitting will keep a man busy this Fall.
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DarkZane  +   531d ago
Preordered mine 2 days after E3 at amazon.ca. I am good.
Sarobi  +   531d ago
I paid mine off a few days after E3 as well. Gonna be a tough wait.
SmielmaN  +   530d ago
Had my buddy who manages EB games put my $50 on it the day they went up for preorder and paid her after work. :). I am #5 on the list after the employees who ordered them before the store opened lol. Boom!
andreasx  +   531d ago
woow, the xbone is getting annihilated saleswise!
cleft5  +   531d ago
That's like when digital codes for a game run out, just insane stuff.
nick309  +   531d ago
Im not going next gen so soon due to an insane backlog, i will wait at least 2 years for my ps4 extra slim , its gonna be ever lighter. ... Disagrees because you do know every console gets revisions every gen. Im out.
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AusRogo  +   531d ago
Your* backlog will keep you busy for 2 years?
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NeoTribe  +   530d ago
Your obviously broke. If you can wait that long your either trolling, poor, or an idiot. Which one is it?
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nick309  +   530d ago
170 games, what's the connection to broke? What's it you anyway.... Screw n4g my opinion IS my opinion .
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bjmartynhak  +   530d ago
I'm in a marathon to play my backlog. Now that I'm older and with a job I just can't help getting a day one console for the first time!
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Crazay  +   531d ago
3 ordered and paid for. NICE!
Gratisfaction  +   531d ago
Why, would you do that...
DragonKnight  +   531d ago
to sell on ebay?
tracyllrkn  +   531d ago
They have a PS4 priced for $1,400 on ebay.
greenlantern2814  +   531d ago
Yup happens with every console release in the modern era. 360, Wii, ps3, wiiu,will happen with xb1,and ps4 people buy them and throw it up on the internet for triple what it is worth and some moron buys it.
I for one hope they end up stuck with them or have to end up taking a loss.
Because if this keeps up sooner or later the big 3 are gonna go " we can charge 1000$ for a console because people will pay it look at those idiots on eBay." Hell go to eBay right now and see ps4 and Xbox1 preorders for sale.
On a side note my ps4 is paid off and got an extra controller and kzsf, watchdogs, BF4, and knack preordered as well
Crazay  +   530d ago
Both my wife and I are gamers. Sometimes we play together. Need one for the living room, one for the home theater and the 3rd just in case. I got them all from different stores to make sure that I actually do get them but I went the first day they were available and ordered them. I there's low supply, who am I to turn down the money of an idiot who has more money than brains?

Also have 3 XboxOnes ordered as well.
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moparful99  +   530d ago
I am getting 2.. My intention was to only get 1 but I went to my Gamestop the day after E3 to pre-order and they had already sold out.. So I proceeded to go to Best Buy where they had a few pre-orders left so I reserved one. A few days later I was back in gamestop and the manager (whom I am friends with) told me they had just received a memo from corporate that they were being allocated a few more units so I jumped on the opportunity thinking I would just cancel my Best Buy reservation. But before I did so I figured I could sell one of them to somebody that is going to miss the launch.. My plan is to only charge $500.. I want to make a profit but I'm not going to gouge people.. If nobody buys it at that price well then I will just list it at cost on ebay.. Sounds fair to me..
PositiveEmotions  +   531d ago
Good thing i pre ordered mine on friday at game stop :)
SNACK_SHARK_TROLL  +   531d ago
WHAT? You telling me sony went beyond unlimited? They must be a form of some kind of deity.
Parapraxis  +   531d ago
I think they may have even went over 9000.
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ginsunuva  +   531d ago
Nope I just ordered infinite consoles. That's why.
T2  +   530d ago
You know you could actually buy every ps4 produced and sell them for 449 ... People would still pay that lol.... That 399 price is sweet
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   531d ago
@praxxtor fair enough, new to the n4g community so I didn't know how that would play out :P

But tbh I could care less
Parapraxis  +   531d ago
Don't take it personally man.
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PigPen  +   531d ago
The standard edition is just the console and controller with no game. It's also the only sku sold out on Amazon.
fsfsxii  +   531d ago
Nice one spinning this. Get a life
PigPen  +   531d ago
On Amazon the launch edition is sold out. It's the same as the standard edition. I'm not spinning nothing, it's a fact. A console and controller with no game. One look at the Vita and Sony survival is driving you fanboys crazy.
solidjun5  +   530d ago
What does that have to do with anything. As fsfsxii says: Get a life you troll.
solidjun5  +   531d ago
You're still trolling? I figure you would stop. /s
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CalvinKlein  +   531d ago
yeah, the launch day version os ps4 sold out in like a day, the launch day xbox is still available.
JetP0619  +   530d ago
even if its just the standard edition, all you need is to connect to ps store and download the day 1 f2p games like warframe, dc universe and etc... those games dont require ps plus.
nnodley  +   530d ago
Actually the standard edition is not sold out. it's the launch edition that's sold out. And it's only called launch edition because you're guaranteed it on launch day. Get it launch edition on launch day. If you order the standard edition you will have to wait till all launch preorders are fulfilled and they get more to fulfill standard editions. It's not exactly rocket science.
Gratisfaction  +   531d ago
Well f**k me...

Gotta get one real quick!
moparful99  +   530d ago
I have an additional one reserved.. Make me an offer.
Supermax  +   531d ago
Have a ps4 and X1 preordered with a hundred on each will make my mind up right before launch its going to be a hard choice,with the second console 4 or 5 months after.
NeoTribe  +   530d ago
Not a hard choice at all. Xbox sucks. Case closed.
Maninja  +   531d ago
So glad I preordered mine last week, but getting it on launch days gonna be a pain
JimCom95  +   531d ago
Thats why I preorder mine the day after after their e3 press conference because i knew this thing would be selling like hot cakes.
6DEAD6END6  +   531d ago
I preordered mine right after the Sony press conference. So my launch edition will be at my door step day one from amazon.
xpgINSANITY  +   531d ago
If you didn't order one by now.. I don't feel sorry for you. I got Xbox One and PS4 as soon as they were announced. Most stores have over 100 orders. There's no way GameStop is getting all their orders on day one. There's no way!
Funantic1  +   531d ago
You're probably right because the same thing happened with the 360 and PS3. There were way more preorders than actual systems available. People would wait on a call from GameStop when their systems arrived. The systems were coming in like 10 at a time at the very beginning of launch.
Belking  +   531d ago
lol...That's such BS. There is no such thing as a unlimited supply.
andreasx  +   531d ago
Not unlimited literally -,-... just a very huge amount of ps4's.
pyramidshead  +   530d ago
Belking: "you cannot deny the facts, these numbers speak true towards what people want and what they want is Xbox ONE. Who's buying BS4(Edonus quote)when Xbox ONE is breaking unlimited pre-orders? People have spoken with their wallets and the future is Xbox One"

*Belking on if the title said Xbone instead of PS4*

S2Killinit  +   530d ago
gee you think?
your just upset that PS4 is doing so well, give up your fanboyism, I'm telling you you will be so much happier
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mkotechno  +   531d ago
The unlimited power of... limitless cloud... preorders... damn, this generation is a infinite mess.
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