Submitted by booni3 181d ago | rumor

Rumor: Target Cancelling Pre-orders for Driveclub and Watch Dogs PS4 Bundles

Retailer target is reportedly cancelling pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 bundles including Driveclub and Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 consoles. (Driveclub, PS4, Target, Watch Dogs)

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dboyc310  +   181d ago
Wow what a bummer. Nov. 15th is so close. Can't wait to get my baby delivered =)
Majin-vegeta  +   181d ago
Awww congrats twins??:P

This is supported by the numerous video games currently being delayed on the ps4.

Umm it's only DC that's been delayed by Sony.
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Lalanana  +   181d ago
Wow I hope this is not true. or else so many disappointments awaits.
360degrees  +   181d ago
If indeed this rumor does result in being factual, it could essentially be viewed as a huge disappointment to those numerous fans who have previously placed their faith and loyalty in sony as a company to deliver upon the promised bundle they had diligently pre-ordered. In my opinion it would obviously appear that for some unknown reason, there does indeed appear to be some sort of issue with the actual development process for the ps4. This is further supported by the numerous video games currently being delayed on the ps4 as we speak. Clearly I can understand that there are always deadlines to be met in terms of actual release dates for profit, but when sony continually places their customers on unstable grounds in terms of reliability right from the start, it can create an obvious feeling of foreboding in my opinion.
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Stsonic  +   181d ago

Are you really going to call out Sony for reliability issues. How many Xbox 360 phats did you go through? Come on be honest ;)

They have also offered a different game for PS+ users which is a good gesture considering the game is not ready. Prepare yourself for day 1,2,3,4... patchtes to compensate the rushed xbone games.
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dcj0524  +   181d ago
Um 360. Three games has been delayed for XBOX ONE and PS4. That is The Crew, Watch Dogs, Driveclub and Kinect Sports. So I think we can say its the actual delays.
Kingthrash360  +   181d ago
360...lol please dc was a half free title anyway. watchdogs is a mulitiplat and it did hurt. dc hurts but not as much as you make it seem.
i wansnt gettin dc but i was gettin wd. if they delay kz then we can talk....
xHeavYx  +   181d ago
I think the only thing hurting is the troll up there.
I hope it's a rumor,I dint think there would be many preorders for Driveclub because it was a free game
meatysausage  +   181d ago

Im pretty sure sony will still be giving them consoles, just with out the games obviously.
Abriael  +   181d ago
@360degrees: you sure have a touch for melodrama.

And an agenda :D
FamilyGuy  +   181d ago
Why on earth would Target "cancel" preorders instead of just changing them to versions without the game? This rumor sounds idiotic.

On the topic of delays and trolls:

Some devs believe in quality and have a reputation to uphold while others will simply release sub-par, rushed out the door product (knowing their fans will buy it anyway) by cutting content like Forza with its day 1 patch required to get the complete version of the game or Ryse that downgraded its 1080p, 150k character model claims so it could run at a stable 30fps rather than delaying the game so they could further optimize the game/engine and achieve those claims as well as being stable.

delay/quality > downgraded/rushed

To each his own though.
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Abriael  +   181d ago
@FamilyGuy: unfortunately target isn't new to very much nonsensical preorder cancellations, so if this is true, it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
Ezz2013  +   181d ago
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Heisenburger  +   181d ago
Life is good. :)

I'm very much looking forward to watching some Netflix in the living room, while waiting for that knock on my door.

OT: I'm glad that Driveclub will still me a part of playstation plus when it releases. I'm not a big racer, but I'm still looking forward to giving it a try.

Who knows? I used to hate watching baseball, and I adore the sport now.

Could be great!
nosferatuzodd  +   181d ago
360Drgree how many games you know of got canceled on ps4 please enlighten us other than driveclub we can smellllll the trolling in you're comment
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dboyc310  +   181d ago

Dont think it's up to Sony. If customers do lose their pre-order that's all on Target since they're the once selling it already. Don't see why they couldn't do what gamestop and amazon did. They are making people pre order at a first come first serve basis.
feraldrgn  +   181d ago

Sounds more like Target being stupid, they could easily just offer the console on its own or with a different game as a replacement.

It's only Target doing this AFAWK, places like Amazon are offering other deals like they should do.

& sorry but no, stop trying to spread FUD, there aren't "development issues".
LordDhampire  +   181d ago
Only chumps shop at target....amazon for me
MCTJim  +   181d ago
There has to be more to it...Since they were never official bundles as we read before, why not just offer the console alone?...seems kinda weird that they cancelled the whole order.

Yeah I see the "receipt" but come one how come everyone else is just offering the console without the game?
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Kingthrash360  +   181d ago
target has a wierd system... i work there and we dont do pre orders but maybe at that store they do. i think there is a 3rd party in the mix and target ordered bundles from them. now because orderd bundle is void it voided all preordered receipts and now no one is in the system to identify the buyer/customer. you can bring your receipt yeah but the sku wont match and the system will now honor it any longer....this is why my store dont do pre orders on anything.
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nosferatuzodd  +   181d ago
just tell them give you a different game with the console, that's not so hard, or take the ps4 with no game out the box you have planet side blacklight retribution and so much free games to play until you buy new game
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   181d ago
They can just refund the cost of the game and sale them the ps4.

Simple really.
Rageanitus  +   181d ago
Not that simple. The bundle could be a totally different SKU.

I could be wrong, but usually when it comes to bundles the game is already in the box with some fixed box art.
360degrees  +   181d ago
apologies double post
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lobocob  +   181d ago
This has to be a mistake on their part of some sort as these bundles weren't really bundles and pretty much just equated to putting a ps4 and a game in your shopping cart at the same time at the store
jukins  +   181d ago
I dont see why they just dont offer another game or the console by itself. Funny though how these mega corps make simply things into disasters on a regular basis.
Rageanitus  +   181d ago
It is not that simple.

Usually when you buy bundles its usually goes by a sales kit or a single SKU on an order.

I am sure that there is too many orders to manually change to another SKU, so they just applied the simple method by cancelling it and advising the client to submit a new order.

Too much man power will be wasted to reconfirm with the client if they want a PS4 with another game.

All it takes is a few hundred/thosuand ppl to say why did you just sell me a PS4 without a game to cause customer service chaos. Some ppl really only choose to buy a console for only one game.
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jukins  +   181d ago
I could understand if it were an actual bundle but its not. I know amazon is a better handled store but they did the simple thing with watchdog bundle and just offered the console.

Its really not that hard and when it comes to customer service target should do everything in their power to satisfy customers who have had it preordered for months.

Now a good chunk of customers will not be able to get a Ps4 even though they will over preorders again on the 25th its on a first come first serve.
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Rageanitus  +   181d ago
even if they had separate SKU's i.e. one for the console and one for the game. It is the man power to confirm every single order i.e. calling the client will just become chaos. There are some ppl who are just buying the PS4 for that game

It's not like a car dealership where you have a separate sales person who has much less volume to call back clients.

Amazon is a different beast because its purely online, the communication can go out in a mass since the target market using this store is used to email communication.

Target is both brick and mortar and online.
believeland6  +   181d ago
wouldn't be surprised. I bought a Vita at a discounted price and they didn't honor it. Target is pretty shady sometimes.
Deltaguy  +   181d ago
xbox games going strong!
MysticStrummer  +   181d ago
I guess I missed the news where Watch Dogs became a PS exclusive, and you missed the news where Ryse got a downgrade in resolution. We both should pay closer attention.
Deltaguy  +   181d ago
i have no interest in ryse..but what the hell ryse>knack
MysticStrummer  +   181d ago
What a ridiculous comparison. Thanks for trying though.
Deltaguy  +   181d ago
they are both action/adventure...difference is one looks like shit...aka knack
MysticStrummer  +   181d ago
Uncharted and Rachet and Clank are both action adventures too, but I'd say it was pretty ridiculous to compare them in such a basic way as "UC > R&C". They are too different to do that.

The appeal of one game over another is a personal thing. The original point was about technical problems that may or may not cause delays. It's very revealing that you went off point to troll, but we both know your original comment had nothing to do with facts anyway.

Peace and good gaming.
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Deltaguy  +   181d ago
my opinions will become fact once you see the reviews for Knack in a few weeks...i would gladly eat crow if it's good....
JediDiah  +   181d ago
No worries...you can still get an Xbox One.....well maybe not!
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Indo  +   181d ago
But I pre ordered the PS4 Killzone Shadow Fall bundle tho.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   181d ago
Wait, so they are just going to cancel the orders and not replace them? That will piss a lot of people off and hurt sells. I'm glad I just got the original launch on Amazon. I was leaning towards the Watch Dogs bundle.
lobocob  +   181d ago
it's even worse that they are telling them that new pre-orders will open up at another date and will be first come first serve. that's some uncool next level stuff
Belking  +   181d ago
This is not good.
CanadianTurtle  +   181d ago
Wow, there's been a lot of bad Sony press recently. What's next? PlanetSide2 on PS4 doesn't run properly?
Abriael  +   181d ago
What does Sony have to do with a retailer arbitrarily canceling preorders?
kenshiro100  +   181d ago
GENIUS, the games are canceled for both consoles.
Brix90  +   181d ago
I like how the title makes it look like Watch Dogs is delayed only on PS4. One game gets delayed an it's the end for Sony wow lol.
kenshiro100  +   181d ago
We have a few not so bright people in our midst. >_>
lorenzoarnold24  +   181d ago
I Hope the Playstations that were bundled will be available for pre-order
Eonjay  +   181d ago
Someone Preordered at a Target? Wow I feel bad for those 5 people.

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