SCE UK head Fergal Gara talked about how the country represent a significant proportion of PlayStation 4 pre-orders and that these numbers are "unprecedented" in 20 years of the business.
Sony did everything right, and the pre order numbers reflect that. PS4 is going to be PS2 all over again.
The numbers announced after launch day are going to be pretty massive, I can tell you that much. Sony's announcement of over 1 million preorders might not seem spectacular to some considering consoles typically make upwards of 50 million easy, but it's actually more substantial than some might think. This is going to be an extremely successful console. Believe that. #1.1.1
this is nothing but the result of hardwork and keeping it real and frank with the fans
More than PS2?? ! *imagines MGS alert sound effect*
There's more competition than ever, but there's also more gamers than ever. Sony is making all the right moves heading into next-gen. I think they will do very well.
Exactly. Especially when you take into account the fact that these are simply pre-order numbers. Not DAY ONE sales. There are a lot of people that don't purchase things online, don't use credit card, and don't like to put money down on something in advance. My friend, foolishly I might add, plans on just waltzing into a store on release date and picking *one up. All the while I shall be watching some Netflix as I wait for mine to be brought to me. ;) *minor typographical error
Sony is setting the agenda, they should be applauded for their pro-gamer policies, their genuine appreciation of what gaming is and what it means to people and also for allowing us all to become truly excited once again when it comes to console gaming. Oh wait, they already have been rewarded with unprecedented pre-order sales both here in the UK and worldwide. Now some off-topic stuff: @insomnium2 I see your comment was marked as "trolling". There seems to be quite some abuse of the bubbles and votes system recently, or is that common place and I've simply not noticed it before now? insomnium2 holds an opinion hoping that the ps4 blows the xbox one out of the water and sees this as being some kind of service to gaming - while that may be a somewhat biased and harsh opinion, I don't see that he/she shouldn't be allowed to believe that or state it. It's certainly not "trolling", especially in a news article stating how unprecedented ps4 pre-orders are (especially when you consider possible reasons behind those pre-orders being so high). So what's up? How is moderation/reporting/etc. handled here? Is it simply a matter of a script counting up negative votes until a limit is reached then -boom- you get marked for spam/troll/etc? Or does someone have to push a button to confirm it? I see MariaHelFutura was marked for trolling in a similar at-worst-borderline post and could now be on a temporary ban because of this? Is there a new crack-down on semi-borderline posts or is this just a coincidence and an accumulation of similar incidents? Or is there some kind of fanboy war being waged with bubbles? Seems really odd!
7 BHb0ts disagreed with insomnium2.
It's going to surpass the PS2.
Everyone is just so excited for Next Gen. The current Gen took to long.
Everyone should be excited no matter what they're buying. All of those little things that we are getting by having a modernized experience instead of gaming on something seven years old. I don't care which sells more. I just want to get that box home, empty it out, smell the smells, feel the feels, start it up, and enjoy. Right now I just wish that September and October didn't exist.
Hell Yeah! The ps2 era was the best. Can't wait for the PS4.
xbox had a good run. http://www.youtube.com/watc... smh... owned..
So I did good when I made my username then? =p
everyone wishing for ps2 era all over again including me but. will all ps2 type games come back including beat'em up's,side scrolling games too?? if so HELL YEAH im down for ps4...
Keep your eyes on PSN. I believe we will see those routes of games and more on there.
Many people here are claiming that the PS2 era is back but imo will it only be back if it has the variety and quality of the PS2. Believe me I want it but I'm not holding my breath, not because of Sony which imo are one of the few publishers that isn't afraid of trying something new, but because 3rd party publishers have the $ sign in their eyes and that usually means CoD copy and paste. OT this is what happens when you don't try to take our basic rights as consumers. Well deserved.
Not just that, Microsoft and Nintendo were not at there best this year. That also helped.
Well they won me over. once hardcore uk xbox fan. my ps4 preorder is set
You made the right choice. ..
yep another PS2 huge success all over again ¡¡¡ PS4 king of kings. RIP xbox1
I am getting both, and eventually maybe a WiiU, but why some people want only one console is beyond me. Having competition keeps you on your toes. PS2 dominated, and look how that turned out with PS3 launch. PS4 would not be what it is today without Wii and 360 smashing Sony's once impregnable dominance. This turned out to be good for gaming in general. Be happy with what you purchase, but be careful what you wish for. For myself, I have decided to pick up Killzone at launch, not sure for launch game for X1, leaning towards Dead Rising. This is the beauty of competition, great games, end the envelope continously being pushed...
@ TAURUS R.I.P x1 in the voice of announcer in "Gauntlet LEGACY" xbox 1 warrior MUST DIE!!!!!
I think it might end up bigger than ps2- I mean this comment ^ is with them having ps4 launch sales info....
PS4 going to be PS2 all over again. ... Couldn't have said it any better. ..
Shut up and TAKE MY MoNEy!!
I want to be saying that but I am waiting on the voucher from the July competition on N4G before I pre-order. I feel I might have left it a bit late. O well. Better start praying to the gods
Brother, if you haven't ordered your ps4 yet you probably won't see the system in your living room until the flowers are in bloom. I'd get on it.
Just pre-order now and get that stupid voucher later lol
Got mine pre-ordered!
Mine too, I'm so excited for my PS4... Im probably gonna do an unboxing video. :)
got mine preordered, 4 games(BF4,watchdogs, KZsf and AC4) and the console paid in full ready for launch day :)
I am, but due to a car being a douche I am scared I can't afford it ^^ naaaaaa
Oh my the good news just keep getting better. Hey have you guys heard the new rumor all over gaf? Sony may be set to unveil a VR headset fro ps4 during TGS and reliable ppl have been backing this claim up! http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
Yeah, ive heard, i really hope its true, laying down on your bed playing a good rpg with a VR headset. Ultimate immersion.
they JUST announced the HMZ-T3!! could be this??
PS4 would be the best way to drive adaptation of this. TGS should be huge next week.
Whats a vr headset?
a virtual reality headset. Its a head mounted display that tracks head movement and uses it for in game camera movement. If you have seen any of the Occulus Rift demo videos then its the same thing.
Here watch this. This is a pretty neat demo of it. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Then maybe Mirrors Edge Oculus Rift demo http://www.youtube.com/watc...
can you picture using a vr headset while playing GTA V on PS4 or heck GTA 6! "mindplosion"
You know when things are going so well you're convinced it's all going to go wrong in the end ... ? It won't, but this is just TOO good at the moment. It's all going to come down to production and distribution. Let's hope that Sony can meet demand sooner rather than later, and let's hope that the larger majority of people have the patience to wait for the next shipments before Christmas and not opt for another console for fear of missing out on a gift for their kids.
As I feel sorry for late adopters I shake my head at the same time. I preordered mine the morning after E3. If people STILL haven't preordered, well, not my problem.
I didnt preorder but ill be playing gta5 and bf4 and you better believe ill be phoning walmart weekly to find a ps4 ... Im not too worried , preparing for a month or so wait , it wont be till spring.
Same here. I've got the patience to wait but it's still going to be frustrating when this site starts filling up with all the PS4 feedback. Next gen, HERE WE GO!
Yeah patience is a virtue but honestly Sony this time around has many things on their side. Mainly backing the core gamers this gen and always giving gamers in general new and great ips. Word of mouth has done wonders for certain Sony games and services (ps plus) and i think that when ppl get that ps4 in their hands before others their word of mouth will cause ppl to wait for the restock and keep ppl from buying any other. I have a feeling high demand will continue for awhile regardless of shortages, competition, etc.....
I also think that people are underestimating the power of long term PS3 support. It shows commitment to their strategy and assures console fans that Sony mean what they say. Who would have thought that in the year leading up to the biggest next gen launch in history, Sony would still be offering what could arguably be their best PS3 line up to date. Just incredible.
How was dirtypimps comment spam? This is some twilight zone shiz.
Outrageous behaviour whoever got him 'spammed'.. Dear me..
there are many comments being marked as spam even when they aren't. That's the asshurt N4G community for you.
I don't know what he said, but if the site is still having the problems the mods talked about, it could have been a false positive.
It's relating to Maria, most likely, who was recently banned. On topic, it's saying a lot, that the preorder numbers are so high. At the same time, though, it's gotta be tempered with the fact that preorders are far more common now than they have been in the past. Sure, they existed twenty years ago, but nowhere near the level of today. Even so, the numbers in all regions are crazy for the PS4. I'm proud to say I'm counted among them.
funny how elite24gamer doesnt get marked for spam since this is some sony run site at least thats what they say, funny how elite24gamer frigid and the other xboners that lie and post fake stuff dont get bans. I think the sony fans should mark everything elite24gamer says as spam. If this is some sony run site like the xboners say it is why do i have 2 bubbles? And how does elite24gamer somehow keep 4 or more all the time ?
I'm one of the them! Looks like UK will be firmly PS4 territory.
The US won't be far behind.
And with Japan assumedly locked in as well, PS4 is poised for victory. Indeed.
this just shows how much people wanted next-gen xbox and ps
yep, this is the first time i pre-ordered a console.
same here man, i remember trying to just buy a ps3 and not finding one anywhere. Then i did find one only to pay 100 dollars more...lesson learned
i waited Outside for most console launches since Dreamcast. @ 31yo i am Done with that i have my PS4 preordered....ill just waltz n and out no more 8-12hr waits in the cold for me
Same here, and I've been playing consoles for longer than some gamers have been alive, lol. PS4 is the first time I have ever placed a console pre-order.
well i'm playing since about 1988 and never preordered any console till now :)
Wow... Sony is doing everything so right... No mistakes this time...
Sorry did someone say the console market was dying?
Let's get it on Sony.
I hope they do more pre order bundles... Hopefully with killzone.
Anyone else read anout gaikai being uncertain for European countries due to broad band?
yes but is the only thing uncertain is the release date of the service once they iron out the bumps, but the service will be available sooner or later