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Submitted by CustardTrout 280d ago | news

UK retailer forcing people to upgrade PS4 pre-orders to get a unit at launch

A UK retailer is forcing customers to upgrade their PS 4 pre order in order to get one at launch (PS4)

Neonridr  +   280d ago
Ouch, 500 pounds? Yikes that's getting expensive. PS3 pricing all over again.
Lalanana  +   280d ago
Forcing them? That's kind of messed up lol..

What if i didn't have the money for the bundle package? :-/
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Neonridr  +   280d ago
Totally agree, you'd be screwed if you didn't have the extra cash to upgrade. Almost seems like they are "forcing" you to do this so they can make more money.

I also love how I am getting disagrees on my original comment for making a truthful statement. Oh N4G users, you never seem to amaze me...
nukeitall  +   280d ago
That is a switch and bait, and I believe UK laws has something against that.

Usually if you screw up, you admit it, then you offer a compensation, not an upsale with almost zero benefits to the consumer!!!

Not cool, and I hope this story picks up steam.
Gamingcapacity  +   280d ago
They know there is a demand and using it to get extra money.

It's wrong but I'm not sure what the laws are on this. You can still stick a lower bundle but you might not get it at launch. Is there a law on prioritisng the bundles first because that is what they will claim to be doing. Even though it's clearly to milk the gamers.
inveni0  +   280d ago
Yeah, this is a bait and switch. I don't know about the UK, but the US definitely has laws against it.
Ezz2013  +   280d ago
@neonridr

you are getting disagrees because "PS3 pricing all over again"
which has nothing to do with sony
it just a UK retailer who is forcing people to buy not official bundles ...which is wrong
sony won't get any thing from this

unless you are talking about xbox1 which indeed have the same price as ps3
Yikes, i know
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andrewsqual  +   280d ago
The most expensive "Sony Bundle" is the Killzone Mega bundle at 500 EUROS not sterling. Misleading article. If it isn't the one at €500 then it ISN'T a Sony bundle but the retailer forcing their own greed on customers with nobody making them do so. And only 50% of any retailers PS4 stock will be the Killzone, Killzone Mega and Watchdogs bundles, so it isn't EVERYBODY who has to do it. This whole article is a misleading mess.
ohiostatesman  +   280d ago
Pretty shady of Sony to do. I thought Sony was all about consumer choice. BS.
devwan  +   279d ago
@ohiostatesman The only "BS" here is you suggesting this has anything to do with Sony.
majiebeast  +   280d ago
Base model is still 399 the package of 499 includes killzone sf,camera and another DS4 which is in no way a bad deal.

Also these bundles that they are offering are not official bundles by Sony.

@Neon
The official bundle is 420 pounds and is the much better deal, these guys are obviously trying to scam people because of demand for the ps4. Im not even going into the whole pound vs euros vs dollars debate you just cant compare the difference of prices per region.
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Neonridr  +   280d ago
Yes but we are talking about UK pricing here. Not NA. 500 pounds is over 650-700 dollars here in the US.
joeorc  +   280d ago
@Neonridr

"Yes but we are talking about UK pricing here. Not NA. 500 pounds is over 650-700 dollars here in the US."

which is the point, this is not Sony doing it, its demand for units, and the cost spike by the vat TAX, and to top it off the company is taking advantage of the situation to make more money off of the deal. Hot demanded Items almost always have this effect, its not really forcing due to people can say No! but would they, is another Q: that many are saying Yes...lol Self control is sadly one thing many gamer's do not have when it comes to having the most upto date Fancy new hardware.

Me included, LMAO my wife just shakes her head every time we go to best buy or another electronics store..its like a kid looking in the window of a candy store. and mom dragging you away from it.

"Ouch, 500 pounds? Yikes that's getting expensive. PS3 pricing all over again."

just think the xboxone is already in that price range already also:

example:

The price of a new Xbox One in the UK is £429 which is £80 more than its Sony rival, the PS4. Although it's more expensive, your money will get you an Xbox One console, Kinect sensor, commemorative controller, exclusive achievement, HDMI Cable.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/...

Here was the UK. retailer they link to for bundles

This Playstation 4 Bundle Contains:Playstation 4 Console Playstation 4 Dual Shock Controller x 2 Watch Dogs GameDual Charging Cable for use with Playstation 4 ControllersIntroducing the Sony PlayStation 4.

http://www.simplygames.com/...

http://www.simplygames.com/...
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sprinterboy  +   280d ago
The ps4, kzone bundle with camera and extra controllers is £449 not £499, I know cause I got it
PsylentKiller  +   280d ago
@joeorc

My fiancée did the same thing. But now, when we go out with our nephew, she just gives me the kid and goes to the stores she needs to go to and she will meet us back where she left us.
HiddenMission  +   280d ago
I see why you are getting disagrees...your comment comes off like you are implying that Sony has something to do with it when this is all the retailers fault.

By saying it's the PS3 pricing all over again which was a Sony decision makes it feel like you are throwing the blame for this issue on Sony when they haven nothing to do with it because if they did then every retailer would be doing this and not just one.

Do you see what I'm saying...simple clarification of a statement keeps you from getting disagrees and it will prevent a landslide of ignorant comments that can follow.
Neonridr  +   280d ago
yep, but who are we kidding, this is N4G, the land of misinterpretation. I agree I should have clarified, I just meant that when you start getting up into the 600-700 dollar range you are leaving what I would consider sensible prices for a home console.
Goku781  +   280d ago
That is not cool if that is the case.
DRambo  +   280d ago
They are charging £415 for a console, additional DS4 and a charging cable. They are effectively pricing a charging cable at about £15+. What a joke.
Mister_G  +   280d ago
It's not happened for me. ShopTo.net have allowed me to swap to a killzone bundle, but it wasn't mandatory.
ch3ng  +   280d ago
Lucky I didnt order with these slags!

I pre ordered my ps4 + killzone + ps+ from shoptop on the 16th of September and was contacted by them saying I will get it on launch day :D
DoesUs  +   280d ago
I pre ordered at Game, not been asked and i did it back in June. However, i did phone them and changed bundle myself.
extermin8or  +   280d ago
Yeah I got this email, cancelled my pre order with them luckily I had the foresight to preorder from amazon and asda aswell with the view of going with the best bundle/cheapest retailer xD so waiting for amazon to send emails out about bundles now. Bit let down though-simplygames had always been upfrunt with customers before this seemed abit underhand.
sigfredod  +   280d ago
Shame on SimplyGames, taking advantage on the demand for the console
AceBlazer13  +   280d ago
Yikes. I want a ps4 but I don't wanna be forced to get a specific bundle.
feraldrgn  +   280d ago
False.

The stores are to blame.

It's an issue that stores are pushing on Sony.

Read the latest update quote (top) OP.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
SaulGoodman  +   279d ago
Better Call Saul!
sovkhan  +   279d ago
Retailer to blame here if this hold to be true :)

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