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Sony: PS4 UK Pre-order Levels Are "Unprecedented" In 20 Years of Business

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. (PS4)

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user7402931   894d ago | Spam
GarrusVakarian  +   894d ago | Well said
Sony did everything right, and the pre order numbers reflect that. PS4 is going to be PS2 all over again.
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Tony-A  +   894d ago
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
insomnium2   894d ago | Trolling | show
abzdine  +   894d ago
this is nothing but the result of hardwork and keeping it real and frank with the fans
gaffyh  +   894d ago | Funny
More than PS2??

! *imagines MGS alert sound effect*
guitarded77  +   894d ago
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.
FullmetalRoyale  +   894d ago

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
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devwan  +   894d ago
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!
Ritsujun  +   893d ago
7 BHb0ts disagreed with insomnium2.
UltimateMaster  +   893d ago
It's going to surpass the PS2.
dboyc310  +   894d ago
Everyone is just so excited for Next Gen. The current Gen took to long.
Thehyph  +   894d ago
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.
CrimsonDragon90  +   894d ago
Hell Yeah! The ps2 era was the best. Can't wait for the PS4.
xbox had a good run.

smh... owned..
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TheFutureIsBlue  +   893d ago
So I did good when I made my username then? =p
GT67  +   893d ago
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...
stuff  +   893d ago
Keep your eyes on PSN. I believe we will see those routes of games and more on there.
Imalwaysright  +   893d ago
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.
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BG11579  +   893d ago
Not just that, Microsoft and Nintendo were not at there best this year.
That also helped.
DARK WITNESS  +   893d ago
Well they won me over.

once hardcore uk xbox fan. my ps4 preorder is set
sync90  +   893d ago
Welcome lol
Leonex  +   892d ago
You made the right choice. ..
TAURUS-555  +   893d ago
yep another PS2 huge success all over again ¡¡¡

PS4 king of kings.

RIP xbox1
YNWA96  +   893d ago
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...
GT67  +   892d ago

R.I.P x1

in the voice of announcer in "Gauntlet LEGACY" xbox 1 warrior MUST DIE!!!!!
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extermin8or  +   893d ago
I think it might end up bigger than ps2- I mean this comment ^ is with them having ps4 launch sales info....
Leonex  +   892d ago
PS4 going to be PS2 all over again. ...
Couldn't have said it any better. ..
djtek184  +   894d ago
Shut up and TAKE MY MoNEy!!
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iamnsuperman  +   894d ago
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
Campy da Camper  +   894d ago
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.
RedDevils  +   893d ago
Just pre-order now and get that stupid voucher later lol
WeAreLegion   894d ago | Spam
Nyxus  +   894d ago
Got mine pre-ordered!
LondonMediaOS  +   894d ago
Mine too, I'm so excited for my PS4... Im probably gonna do an unboxing video. :)
MRMagoo123  +   893d ago
got mine preordered, 4 games(BF4,watchdogs, KZsf and AC4) and the console paid in full ready for launch day :)
Kurt Russell  +   893d ago
I am, but due to a car being a douche I am scared I can't afford it ^^ naaaaaa
nextgengaming_pr  +   894d ago
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!
GarrusVakarian  +   894d ago
Yeah, ive heard, i really hope its true, laying down on your bed playing a good rpg with a VR headset. Ultimate immersion.
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Lulz_Boat  +   894d ago
they JUST announced the HMZ-T3!!

could be this??
zoks310  +   894d ago
PS4 would be the best way to drive adaptation of this.
TGS should be huge next week.
RE_L_MAYER  +   894d ago
Whats a vr headset?
Nicaragua  +   894d ago
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.
christrules0041  +   894d ago
Here watch this. This is a pretty neat demo of it.

Then maybe Mirrors Edge Oculus Rift demo
maximus1985  +   893d ago
can you picture using a vr headset while playing GTA V on PS4 or heck GTA 6! "mindplosion"
GribbleGrunger  +   894d ago
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.
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Campy da Camper  +   894d ago
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.
T2  +   894d ago
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.
GribbleGrunger  +   894d ago
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!
nextgengaming_pr  +   894d ago
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.....
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GribbleGrunger  +   894d ago
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.
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scott182  +   894d ago
How was dirtypimps comment spam? This is some twilight zone shiz.
FlunkinMonkey  +   894d ago
Outrageous behaviour whoever got him 'spammed'.. Dear me..
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wishingW3L  +   894d ago
there are many comments being marked as spam even when they aren't. That's the asshurt N4G community for you.
KwietStorm  +   894d ago
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.
Hicken  +   894d ago
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.
MRMagoo123  +   893d ago
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 ?
stage88  +   894d ago
I'm one of the them!

Looks like UK will be firmly PS4 territory.
LordMaim  +   894d ago
The US won't be far behind.
Cryptcuzz  +   893d ago
And with Japan assumedly locked in as well, PS4 is poised for victory. Indeed.
TheBurger29  +   894d ago
this just shows how much people wanted next-gen xbox and ps
AllroundGamer  +   894d ago
yep, this is the first time i pre-ordered a console.
maximus1985  +   893d ago
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
Rainstorm81  +   893d ago
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
iiwii  +   893d ago
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.
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AllroundGamer  +   893d ago
well i'm playing since about 1988 and never preordered any console till now :)
JuniorCE  +   894d ago
Wow... Sony is doing everything so right... No mistakes this time...
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abc1233  +   894d ago
Sorry did someone say the console market was dying?
AceBlazer13  +   894d ago
Let's get it on Sony.
scott182  +   894d ago
I hope they do more pre order bundles... Hopefully with killzone.
warewolfSS  +   894d ago
Anyone else read anout gaikai being uncertain for European countries due to broad band?
sigfredod  +   894d ago
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
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   894d ago
That price point seems to have snapped some sense back into the UK Gamers.
sigfredod  +   894d ago
if you have mine manufactured just shut up charge me already and send it to me, lol
ZBlacktt  +   894d ago
I look at my pre-order receipt often just waiting for the day. I was lucky enough to get to play on PS4's and use the DS4 at PAX Seattle this past weekend. So I have a taste of the greatness to come. I'm still mind blown over just how good AC4 BF looked and played.
nextgengaming_pr  +   894d ago
Thanks for the Pax Seattle feedback. id you play Driveclub and Kz? How did those babies look and feel because those are day ones for me.
ZBlacktt  +   894d ago
Yes, played both. DriveClub was very much like Gran Turismo but with some other features. Like it takes pictures of your real face via the camera. So when you are your friends are out racing and one goes by. You see a little avie of his face above the car with his screen name, lol. The controls are somewhat touchy at first. But by your second lap around, you've got the hang of it.

Killzone is very sharp in graphics. Like real 1080p playing. It has a very crisp Dobly sound to it. When you shoot other players you can see blood spraying off their bodies.

Here's the load out screen I shot.
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KwietStorm  +   894d ago
Does the controller feel as good as everyone suggests? Does it fill the insides of your palms more fully than the Dualshock 3?
RE_L_MAYER  +   894d ago
I hope so-the little dents on the dpads for where you put your thumbs might leave a scratch/burn mark or callus after long playtime-some guy said that about xbox one and since ps4 buttons about the same it might be the same problem in the future
ZBlacktt  +   894d ago
The controller is worlds better my friend. The toggles are very stiff with no free play at all. The triggers are curved as all know by now. The weight of it feels the same as the DS3. The size of it is very deceiving in pictures. Once you hold it and start playing. You will not notice the difference at all. The touch pad is right there in thumbs distance. It's the prefect full make over period.

Here, few pictures/videos I took.
christrules0041  +   894d ago
How does the controller feel?
KwietStorm  +   893d ago
See the things is, you say I will not notice the difference in size at all once I start playing, but I WANT to notice the difference. I wouldn't mind it being bigger, and I definitely want it to "fill" the insides of my palms, versus the way the Dualshock 3 does not. It's hard to just explain it in words, but the way you hold a Dualshock 3 kind of forces you to form your hands to the controller, instead of the other way around. The only reason it wasn't a problem is because it's the same form that's been with PlayStation since the beginning, so we're all used to it, but with the 4, I want to be able to fully grip it with my palms, naturally.
ZBlacktt  +   893d ago
I guess what I'm saying is, it's not big and bulking. Sure the handles are bigger. But it's not a distraction bigger as one would think. I would say, wait until you get it in your hands. You'll love it. Hence why everyone else does as well. Even game developers on 3rd parties. ;)

I know that feel from the beginning as well. I still own these along with my two PS1's.
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Cryptcuzz  +   893d ago
I think what ZBlacktt is saying is that you would not notice that you're even holding the controller. Thats a testament to how comfortable it is to hold (would kind of answer your question about your palms being filled properly) and the amount of trial and error Sony must have done with the DS4 to get it just right.

No one, from critics, journalists, game creators etc. Have said anything negative about the DS4. It has been getting praised left and right for its functionality, comfortability and overall well thought out design.

I hope they have the DS4 for sell before the actual PS4 release so I can go buy an extra one just to hold and enjoy. I was able to dl the same with the PS2 as well as the PS3.
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gaelic_laoch  +   894d ago
Well done UK! I don't think us in Ireland will be far behind!
monkey602  +   893d ago
Xtra-vision / hmv Playstation 4 preorders are miles ahead of the xbox one and while i havent seen numbers gamestop is said to be the same. I cant wait for the retail buzz this november in general
KwietStorm  +   894d ago
Damn this is crazy. I hope they can make enough to satisfy everyone.
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silvacrest  +   894d ago
when i get a little extra caah i will be part of this, until then i have to hope i can get a pre-order later
A_Gamer  +   894d ago
Good news for the company.
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Scatpants  +   894d ago
I think Sony is going to be really big with pre orders amongst people who know whats going on, but xbox might make up some ground after release amongst people who don't know like moms and kids and stuff. PS4 will still be the clear victor at least this year.
Rainstorm81  +   893d ago
I think Price MAY negate that being a factor.

Moms will go in a store for Xmas, see a 400$ PS4 and a 500$ XBO....and think for that price i could get a PS4 bundle with camera, game and an extra controller ( for houses with multiple gamer kids)

My mother did the same with me when Sega Saturn Released.....I ended up with the PS1 cause it was a better deal and ended up being the better choice.... Thanks Mom lol
NeloAnjelo  +   894d ago
Sony's back with a vengeance this gen... Not they went anywhere, it's just good to hear so much about Playstation again and quality/variety of games.
HmongAmerican  +   894d ago
I am a rpg type of person, so far I only see action game and fps. Even the indies games are not for my taste. I will wait until FF15 come along. FFXIV realm reborn kept me busy til then. Tokyo Game Show will be my final judgement.
maximus1985  +   893d ago
good point i notice there are any rpgs aside from witcher or ff15 which are a long ways away
monkey602  +   893d ago
Im really looking forward to seeing more of deepdown at tgs myself
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