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Here’s How Best Buy Is Preparing to Receive the PlayStation 4

The release of the PS4 is approaching fast, and shops are starting to receive their promotional material to set up their aisles. (PS4)

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ashiksorel  +   780d ago | Funny
I can only imagine the amount of bloodshed that could be with people rushing in guns ablazing trying to get it in the first hour. Teeth will be gnashed, fingers broken, strangulation, cats and dogs living together, MASS HYSTERIA!!

Well that could be just a gross generalization...:D
ZBlacktt  +   780d ago
Expect riot police to be on scene with taser guns a ready.
Eonjay  +   780d ago
Gamespot manager said they will have full police detail on premises for midnight launch.

I am ready to run with the wolves!
JoGam  +   780d ago
I have two from Amazon but I may still show up to a midnight Launch just for the excitement.
Sitdown  +   780d ago
I have one with Amazon, and one with Best Buy...... thinking about going at midnight to make sure a mistake is not made.
FITgamer  +   780d ago
They will be at some stores. I was living in Tucson when the PS3 launched. Not only did people get trampled when the doors opened, a guy got shot in the parking lot for his PS3. Craziness.
AlexanderNevermind  +   780d ago
This is where I have my pre-order. I've never taken off work for a game/system launch but am very tempted to do so for this one.
TekoIie  +   780d ago
Get your anti taser uniform ready!
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0ut1awed  +   780d ago
All that craziness won't be around like the 360/PS3, at least not at Best Buy.

Best Buy learned their lesson and they've been taken preorders. None of this stand in line, first come first serve, camp in a tent craziness.
Thomaticus  +   780d ago
there won't be any tasers used... I think they going for live rounds.
mikeslemonade  +   780d ago
I camped out for PS3 but no plans for PS4. I'm either getting old or people are getting crazier these days.
miyamoto  +   780d ago
Yup, there will be blood!
KazHiraiFTW  +   780d ago
Fitgamer: Only in USA.

AlexanderNevermind: Please do not take a day off work for the new consoles. This generation is not the same as previous ones. Much weaker hardware relative to the new technology that's available, and I fear it may be a waste and impact your career in a negative way.
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HiddenMission  +   780d ago

Get your facts straight kid look at all of the controls those countries have over their don't have rights their and if the people wanted to stand up against their governments what are they going to use...bats and knives.

There is a reason why the US allows it's people to carry guns because if the government got out of control/too currupt we could take it you going to stand up to police and military without a gun.

Aside from that you think removing guns from regular peoples hands is going to stop someone who wants to get a gun from getting a least when regular people have guns they have a way of defending themselves from those that have one and that have ill intents.

You should go hug a tree because when shit hits the fan your the type of cat that will be looking for those that have guns to protect you...!
ohiostatesman  +   779d ago
I like the Xbox One booth for Best Buy so much more. Looks for classy and stylish.
Carheadbutt  +   780d ago
Sounds like a normal black friday for them
Eonjay  +   780d ago
Mass Hysteria is kinda light for Black Friday. Its basically the one day where you can walk into a store and it feels like an active battlefield.

Black Friday is the only day you can legitimately die by stampede in a store.
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DJMarty  +   780d ago
@Carheadbutt - Only in America, as it's full of gun crazy nobs.
MWong  +   780d ago
NEVER GO TO BEST BUY ON BLACK FRIDAY!!! It's dangerous, I was working there when Pokemon Diamond & Pearl came out. That was a massacre, I hope GameStop doesn't get crazy.
hellvaguy  +   780d ago
@ DJ

In your ignorant liberal view of guns, there has been few if any, black friday sale store involving a gun and def not a permit holder. Nice try pal but you faceplanted big time. If more law abiding citizens carried guns, the world would be much safer.
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bednet  +   780d ago

"If more law abiding citizens carried guns, the world would be much safer."

Right! This makes perfect sense!

r1sh12  +   780d ago
So all law abiding citizens in the US do not shoot people for no reason.
Like that crazed Naval/ Army guy a couple weeks ago.
Or Zimmerman - who clearly wanted to chase after that kid.

Best way to put this:
Every country doing better than the US (Economy, jobs, life style etc..)do not allow guns for citizens.
E.g Australia, Germany, UK (to an extent), China.
And the US owe China all the money anyway since they borrowed from them.

Its like saying only law abiding citizens should drive cars, but dont forget Laura Bush killed a guy.
(Family guy reference).
BoriboyShoGUN  +   780d ago
Yeah I hope no one gets froggy Nov 15th! I'll drag a mofo on the side of the car all the way home.
1OddWorld  +   780d ago
I will be picking mine up as well on the 15th at Best Buy... Cant wait for some one to act squirrely.
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KwietStorm  +   780d ago
I'll instagram it all while I walk to the customer service desk and pick up my preorder.
AbortMission  +   780d ago
I remember watching the news on the PS3 release and how long the lines were at Best Buy. I also remember hearing about people being held at gun point for their PS3s Lmao some people
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aceitman  +   780d ago
@ abortmission I see y u have 2 bubbles u seem to think people being held up at gun point for their ps3 is funny, I find that sad that u do. I hope another one of ur bubbles pop.
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ipach  +   780d ago
ps4's are so much cheaper than most guns. people and their bass-ackwards priorities.
Lykon  +   780d ago
that's horrible ! is it the gibs me dat gansta types we read about or is it ordinary gamers with guns?
AbortMission  +   780d ago
@aceitman Lol what a tool. Learn to have a mild sense of humor
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WeAreLegion  +   780d ago
So, nobody's going to mention the Ghostbusters reference?

Good job, ashiksorel!
Heisenburger  +   780d ago
What's ghostburters??

Lmao just kidding!

Love me some Groundhog Day.
aceitman  +   780d ago
well its a given that bestbuy puts sony way back next to storage. with bestbuy and ms partnering up.
incase people forgot,
and this is what xbox1 has front aisle
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OrangePowerz  +   780d ago
Cats and dogs living together :)
bigtrucknd  +   780d ago
i love the Ghostbusters reference.
titans9999  +   780d ago
Not me, I already have mine bought and paid for!
Fairchild Channel F  +   780d ago

It's going to be a launch of biblical proportions!

We're talking Old Testament here. Real wrath of God type stuff.....
BoriboyShoGUN  +   780d ago
Also guys be smart if your not paid off DONT BRING CASH! And bring something to hide your system in when you get home, especially if u live in some apartments. You dont want every goon watching you bring it into the house thats just was to easy gents.
*people will be watching that night believe that!
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solar  +   780d ago
i know right? let's hope someone gets assaulted or killed over a piece of plastic from a company that only wants your money! how more awesome can it get!
MAULxx  +   780d ago
I picked up my first day 1 console, the 360 at a midnight launch at GameStop. It was a fun & memorable experience. Brought it home, stayed up all night.I'm doing it again with the PS4. GameStop said they may have cops there this time. Not a bad idea.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   780d ago
There it is.

Wow, Feb 21 was so long ago lol.
Rodney25  +   780d ago
AVGN quote nice
NaAsAr  +   780d ago
I remember that last part from ghostbusters. lol sorry, off topic. ;)
Timmey  +   780d ago
You are quoting Dr.Peter Venkman, aren't you? :D
lilbrat23  +   780d ago
I hope they have separate lines for those who preorder and those that didn't. When they did the PS3 I had preordered through gamestop and was the first one in and had no issues since everyone was at work.LOL
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TAURUS-555  +   780d ago
the girl holding the ps4 box is really ugly
lex-1020  +   779d ago
You wouldn't be that off if it's anything like the PS2 launch, which judging from hype its bigger. People died at the Ps2 launch. Litterally old ladys were shot for a PS2.
majiebeast  +   780d ago
Those metal sheet things that hold the posters look terrible. I dont know bestbuy do they always use such terrible material to show off stuff? Is it a trift store?
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kazuma999  +   780d ago
Agreed, getting mine at gamestop 5 min drive down the road :O already paid for with like 7 games.
Abriael  +   780d ago
Looking at the Xbox One display, that comes from a different store, looks like it's a standard.
majiebeast  +   780d ago
Yeah and that display looks terrible aswell. I have worked in retail and if we showed off their wares like that we would get scolded by representatives like Samsung,Miele and others. It just looks hideous.
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Abriael  +   780d ago
I do tend to agree, but from what I know Best buy is not exactly a luxury retail chain right?

I'm not American, but that's what I hear from this side of the pond :D
rainslacker  +   780d ago
It's par for the course there. It's a major retail electronics store selling everything from computers to appliances to DVD's and CD's. Everything is metal gray and blue.

Best Buy itself isn't bad though. Prices are competitive. I wouldn't really call it thrift. Unless something is on sale, it is usually at MSRP, but you can haggle with them, although it's not something they advertise and depends on the manager. Sometimes I can find good old games in their clearance bin cheap, but not often.
Lovable  +   780d ago
Waiting for a youtube video of a guy who will buy a console and smash it in front of everyone in line.
ziggurcat  +   780d ago
"Waiting for a youtube video of an idiot who will buy a console and smash it in front of everyone in line."

Lovable  +   780d ago
They will definitely get a big return from ad pay in youtube, so win win
Eonjay  +   780d ago
I hope someone makes a video of that guy getting his ass whipped... post that on YouTube.
tigertron  +   780d ago
Yeah, I think it's pretty retarded that someone would go to all that trouble of smashing up a new console. Is it for some laughs and hits? that one launch console could have gone to a good home with someone who actually wanted it.
BX81  +   780d ago
Why does it matter? He paid for it why can't he punt the damn thing? I personally wouldn't but what are you gonna do?
_QQ_  +   780d ago
@tigertron, he would make probably twice as much in return...
s8anicslayer  +   780d ago
That will be geargeenoob smashing his PS4.
scissor_runner  +   780d ago
Ah thats cheap come on! Some blue led and glass would go a long way here.
Riderz1337  +   780d ago

Love that slogan.
thehitman  +   780d ago
I feel good I wont have to wait on some redicoulous line outside in the cold mid November. Day 1 shipping from Amazon FTW!! Got amazon prime as well so not paying for the shipping and tied the purchase to my chase freedom card I just got with 5% cash back and $100 back on a 500 or more purchase lol. Saving big time and dont have to get all sweaty for it.
Dlacy13g  +   780d ago
You know I don't mind these kinds of articles...but I hate when sites split things up just to get more hits (Dualshockers is the king of trying to drive site hits). 2 Articles posted up with the subjects: "Here’s How Best Buy Is Preparing to Receive the PlayStation " and "Here’s How Best Buy Prepares for the Coming of Xbox One". Seriously? Come on man! That is just ridiculous...this is at best 1 article of "Here’s How Best Buy Prepares for the Coming of Next Gen". Gaming journalism at its best! /s
Abriael  +   780d ago
1: we simply found one after finding the other.
2: If we really wanted to drive site hits, we would have put them together and pitched them against one another. It's 100% guaranteed that that kind of flamebait would have gotten 3x the hits.

Not something I like though. With having them nice and separate, hopefully the comment section will be a tad cleaner.
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cell989  +   780d ago
Im actually a fan of Dualshockers, they are always on top of the latest news, and they bring out better articles than IGN or GAmespot, straight to the point too, like Kotaku used to be. You can tell they are more passionate about gaming than those other big corporate gaming websites
Godoftheweek  +   780d ago
Time to consolebate kiddies, the return of the king is almost at hand. Soon, the glory days of the PS2 will be here again.
IIC0mPLeXII  +   780d ago
Fuck that Amazon all the way. At home when I get back from work no assholes to deal with.
GentlemenRUs  +   780d ago
Apart from the postman/parcel man stealing the PS4's...

Yes... It has happened with the PS3...
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cell989  +   780d ago
amen, plus what about running the risk of getting mugged of your bran new console
reko  +   780d ago
i dont wanna get mugged wtf.
GentlemenRUs  +   780d ago
Still peed that I will have to wait a fortnight after the American launch for mine... EU laws suck! End of!

Though when it comes to the 15th... I will be doing a global gaming site blackout, 2 weeks of blocking gaming websites...

Then again, America might have to delay when/if the dollar defaults... You never know!
Jeedai Infidel  +   780d ago
We are not going to default. Our Constitution protects us from our President doing this, especially when his goal is to try and blame the other party in an attempt at regaining control of the House of Representatives next year.

It's getting ugly over here these days, and a new console for distraction is just what I need.
cell989  +   780d ago
the perks of Amazon, gone are the days when I had to camp over night for 3-4 days to catch one of those puppies, sure I wont get it Midnight launch, but Ill get it launch day at the comfort of my home. Fuck dealing with all the drama that comes along with console launches. Not going to lie tho, camping out brings me some good times too, still not worth it
SharnOfTheDEAD  +   780d ago
I have my get away car already sorted (My Mrs), gonna Que up about 3 or 4 hours before, In and out, no messing. With killzone for good measure.
worldwidegaming  +   780d ago
Ba safe when you pick up yours! My dogs have my back (mr rott, sir pincher and general shepard)
shivvy24  +   780d ago
What about your pussies ?
insomnium2  +   780d ago
Sharp and hairy?
optimus  +   780d ago
I'll wait for a price drop, there is nothing on it that i desperately want at the moment.
djplonker  +   780d ago
I have seen footage of Americans trampling fihhting and swearing at each other just to get a tickle me elmo....
deno  +   780d ago
It is sad to say but we Americans are a disgusting materialistic bunch. We weren't always that way.
bligmerk  +   780d ago
It's really the first time online pre-orders are such a large part of a console launch. The lines are for those that didn't get their launch day pre-order in before they sold out and try to get the few retail on the shelf units. That could be more manic than expected.
Douchebag696  +   780d ago
Really glad I preordered mine online and paid for delivery. I shop on Black Friday the same way. A lot less stress and craziness.
jujubee88  +   780d ago

This is going to be the best moment of my pathetic life!!!!
Jaqen_Hghar  +   780d ago
A man will be at Bestbuy on launch night with his girlfriend and two other friends :) Gonna be a good good night
insomnium2  +   780d ago
First you do the waiting, then you do the shopping. After that you do all the necessary gaming and after that you do your gf. Sounds like a plan and a good good and a long long night.
Bolts  +   780d ago
I will be sitting on my ass chilling while Amazon deliver mine to my very door. Their notification service will text me when it's there.

Not sure why you guys even bother with retail.
deno  +   780d ago
That is funny. Bubble for you!
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deno  +   780d ago
I'll wait until all the looney bins get their console and all the fighting and mugging is over, and then I will get my PS4.
Animal Mutha 76  +   780d ago

There is a certain arrogance with the 'Greatness Awaits' tag line that doesn't sit well with me. The 'It only does everything' strap line was similarly bold and additonially inaccurate.

I'm sure that PS4 will be successful but I'm a bit put off by the arrogance the company is projecting with such a provocative message. It's almost Apple esque in its assumption that's it's the best thing since sliced bread.

I guess the pressure will be on Sony to walk the walk as their adverts are talking the talk. It will only bite them back if the console is not as amazing as they claim.
neocores  +   780d ago
troll much?
Animal Mutha 76  +   780d ago
How is that trolling?

Its just my feelings on their tag line.....I'm not a fan of overtly exaggerated advertising strap lines by any firm.

Like I said I'm sure PS4 will be successful probably very much so. I don't have issue with that, might get one next year myself if it turns out as good as Sony claims.

Don't be so touchy. Would you call me a troll if I said that I didn't like the Xbox tag of 'all in one entertainment system'? And for balance I don't think it is all in one as it doesn't play the huge existing back catalogue and no doubt will be limited to certain file types for video etc. Had they included an x360 SOC on the motherboard as was rumoured to be considered then it would have been very nearly all in one.

Excuse me for having a view.
optimus  +   779d ago
@animal... You must be new here... You see, it doesn't matter if your reasoning is justified or it's simply your opinion/experience. The fact is if you don't like something that is playstation related then you are branded a troll. Yes, it's dumb logic but it is the logic these kids on n4g live by...

In contrast, you saying you don't like the xbox-1 tag would more than likely get you 100 agrees to about 3 disagrees...sad but true.

If you notice my 1st comment of waiting for better games to come out before i buy i got some disagrees as if i'm SUPPOSE To like everything that's available and if i don't then i'm obviously crazy... Welcome to n4g where your opinion doesn't matter unless you're a playstation advocate.
H0RSE  +   780d ago
Only suckers go out to retail stores to pick up their new consoles. Mine will be delivered to my door on release day, compliments of Amazon.
optimus  +   779d ago
I hope you come back in here when your playstation doesn't show up on launch day to bitch and moan about how much amazon sucks.
H0RSE  +   779d ago
Well you are right one thing - my playstation will not arrive on launch day, because I'm not getting a PS4, I'm getting an X1, and seeing how Amazon states on their site that the console is guaranteed to be available on release day and my estimated delivery date is also Nov 22, (release day) I'm pretty confident. Even if it shows a day or so late, I still see it better than needing to go pick it up.
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STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   780d ago
tanookisuit  +   780d ago
There's an article a few spaces before this one, that showcases the Xbox One.
MilkMan  +   780d ago
This is how I get ready for it. (Just cancelled my launch day PS4)
azshorty2003  +   780d ago
Look at the Xbox One Best Buy display and they've got a whole paragraph explaining what the console is.

The PS4 has only 2 words 'Greatness Awaits'. Sexy.
Sadist3  +   780d ago
Wow this is great news. Whoever posted this article must have no life.

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