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Submitted by CustardTrout 336d ago | news

PS4 EU launch turns into chaos at select locations

The PS4 launched in Europe today, not all places took advantage of a queueing system... (PS4)

Tony-A  +   336d ago
The madness is real. Being a gamer that grew up along side the PlayStation in the 90s (I started on NES), I can't remember the last time I heard so many people around me talking about PlayStation. I hear it everywhere now, I feel like I'm 12 again (that's about how old I was when the PS2's rapid rise to fame began).
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dmitrijs88  +   336d ago
The Glory Days are back!
MestreRothN4G  +   336d ago
Now with Playstation War Z!
PiperMCFierceson  +   336d ago
too true my friend.
PudgeySan  +   336d ago
If square Enix was smart.. in which we know they are not BUT! if they were every thinking of reviving Cloud for a FF.. Now would be the time.
clouds5  +   336d ago
With KZ:Shadowfall and Knack??? Oh yeah glory glory. Let's all sit in a circle and sing worship songs to Mark Cerny that built us a lowcost gaming PC with AMD hardware that only plays a few mediocre titles. Sony has done a good PR job...

I just don't get people sometimes.
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ufo8mycat  +   336d ago
clouds5? Mediocre titles?

KZ
Resogun
NBA 2k14
BF4
FIFA14
AC4

Yeah such mediocre titles.....
Irishguy95  +   336d ago
KZ - Sucks
Resogun - Couldn't even call it a Ps1 era game. Doesn't count
NBA/FIFA - Lol. 360/Ps3 game
BF4 - Broken
AC4 - Last gen game

Seriously. There are two games there that are exclusive to Ps4. One of them is not worth paying for, and the other is well...would you buy a 360 for Geometry wars? A Ps3 for Super stardust? No you wouldn't. There a nice extra. But have no relevance overall. Just like Resogun.

- Wait till March/April

No madness
Actual next gen games will be out and good ones at that.(Driveclub, Infamous, Witcher 3, and many more)
Skip the potential for a broken launch console
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NewMonday  +   336d ago
and this is just the start inFamous, the Order, Deep Down, Helldivers, Rime and Shadow of the Beast up next and if Sony/Sega confirm Yakuza Ishin I will be over the moon.
redey3  +   336d ago
@Irish

and people wonder why you have just 2 bubbles..
Nemesis4567  +   336d ago
@Irish
Wow you sound super butt hurt right now. Don't playa hate, congratulate.
mikeslemonade  +   336d ago
^ That's what I been saying it's gonna take over the PS2 sales. I was right last gen in saying the PS3 would beat the xbox 360.

And I've been seeing some of the same comments. "But there are no games". The games are coming and owning a launch system is an experience. Sometimes gaming is just more than about the games. It's about life, like knowing you are one of the few owning a launch system and other people have yet to experience even touch the controller or touch the system. I just don't find it as fun or rewarding to wait for a system that I'm gonna get anyway. You're gonna be paying the same price when the "games" come out anyway.

And you might not even be able to get a system when you want it. The Wii was sold out for an entire year. I was in line for a cheap TV on Black Friday. And the two highschoolers in front of me were in line for the PS4. It took them two hours to find out the the PS4 wasn't even in stock. I said to myself I'm glad I got one and to have nothing to worry about.

It's kind of like the mindset of girls who own jewlery. It doesn't do anything but it's a luxury to own and to show off.
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Rikuide_Furame  +   336d ago
Personally I found the parents, desperate to make their child's Xmas, far more frenzied than us gamers ;)
cleft5  +   336d ago
Same here, whenever I am out shopping during the holidays I make sure to just let the parents go first. I may not get my stuff, but I understand that the parents just want to make their kids Christmas.
mikeslemonade  +   336d ago
I think it's either unethical or ignorant that the retailer would just stock the PS4s in a random aisle like that and then think the people are gonna police themselves. So they're either stupid that they didn't know the PS4 was in demand, or they chose to do this so it would get out on the news which is not ethical.

^
I'm not so sure that these are parents buying for the kids. I'd say it's mainly for themselves or people trying to flip the system. Considering the demographic of PlayStation gamers is biggest from 18-35.
XisThatKid  +   336d ago
The Days of Greatness mates!!!
UnholyLight  +   336d ago
And to think I preordered the PS4 and made sure to nab some games, the camera, and an extra controller beforehand....Only to find out there was no midnight launch (Xbox One did in my area tho for some reason) and I just strolled in like a boss with a big grin on my face and was out $700 within 10mins!!!
nosferatuzodd  +   336d ago
real talk man i finally stand in line from 7pm yestuday waiting for the game stop midnight sale in NYC i got a ps4 guys showed up in cars threatening the game stop rep if he doesn't get one for is son what hes going to do to him i got escorted by NYPD to my house it was crazy
tawak  +   336d ago
meanwhile in Xbone...................
Xer0_SiN  +   336d ago
im glad that the ps4 lived up to the hype.
clouds5  +   336d ago
It did? Can you elaborate plz :)
Xer0_SiN  +   336d ago
i dont understand. what do you need me elaborate? sony listened to its consumers; actually gave the consumers more than their monies worth. and it only gets better from here.
Irishguy95  +   336d ago
Not really...I mean...sure in a way..but - as always games are the most important part. It WILL live up to the hype...soon. Within a few months. People who get the Ps4's day 1 get mediocre games. Essentially just a waste of a system for a few months. Theres nothing worth getting a next gen console for yet.

Ps4 will live up to the hype.
I hope the X1 manages to surpass it's own hype(lack of hype) and puts up some competition again this gen. More games the merrier.
Xer0_SiN  +   336d ago
strictly from a system standpoint, i think sony did a fantastic job with the price point and what you get. as far as launch titles, i will admit. that none of them interested me (im an rpg/horror fan). i picked up shadowfall, and as a person who doesnt really like fps (last fps i played was kz2 when it first game out), i cant realy get enough of the multiplayer, even though my "k/d" ratio sucks LOL.
UnholyLight  +   333d ago
@irishguy95

In a sense I agree with you, the console is AMAZING, BUT...I found Killzone to be not as great as KZ2 or 3 from what I've played of those games (never owned a PS3). I find myself spending all of my gaming time on my PS4 on Battlefield.

First party wise I'd say it's a good showing on PS4, but still a little lacking. Other than Battlefield I don't really do anything on my PS4. Same goes for Xbox One, it's just playing Forza all the time and there's not really any features there yet...But this is the teething stage, day 1 consoles will always be lacking in the features and games that were catered to us 1 or 2 years after the console launches of PS3 and Xbox 360!
-Superman-  +   336d ago
WELCOME TO EUROPE :)
Consoldtobots  +   336d ago
do you guys think we will see the return of 3rd party exclusives?
Ps4Console  +   336d ago
Where I live it was crazy fisty cuffs galore , what actually happened if you didn't pre-order with game before the 6th August you couldn't get a Ps4 console on launch night but they didn't tell the customers that so those who couldn't have there console a small minority were upset hehe not funny because it was mayhem , I'am glad they couldn't fight it was just a couple of rolls on the floor very funny though haha .
showtimefolks  +   336d ago
i had a pre order but when UBI delayed watch dogs and sony delayed drive club i cancelled my pre order at gamestop, i guess i shouldn't have lol. Could have sold it for a lot on ebay

but i am glad i didn't get it because i wouldn't get any games to play on it so waste of money, will get it with MLB the show 14 and Infamous 2nd son

but the glory days of playstation are back
bahabeast  +   336d ago
Im not getting one till next year when i get my bonus from work. Luckily none of my close friends have one yet cuz that would defiantly force me to buy one
MannGamer  +   336d ago
I went behind my friends back and bought one. Now they are all mad at me and getting ready to hopefully buy theirs too.
ShowGun901  +   336d ago
thats what people dont get about early adopters... if were friends and i bought one, thats gonna drive you to buy one, and not just either one, the SAME one! early adopters are important, because it sets trends that ripple out through circles of friends (and friends of friends!)
Ps4Console  +   336d ago
Good for you you'll enjoy it because it's a awesome console .
stuna1  +   336d ago
The nay-sayers need to stop kidding themselves, the PS4 is headed for world domination! This is not a slight on the competitors, it's just reality. Sony placed the focus where it belongs.....on the gamers.
Ps4Console  +   336d ago
Agree !
LOL_WUT  +   336d ago
Wow they bumped into the ps4 causing one to drop. Again what is it with GameStop? They had us standing in line and for what everyone just rushed in through the door. And if you did manage to get in they had people confused whether to get a ticket or just line up at the register what a bad experience. ;)
MightyNoX  +   336d ago
Makes me so happy. All the peeps who worked so hard to help destroy gaming said the PS4 would fail because its not 'innovative' or relying on stupid gimmicks.
Software_Lover  +   336d ago
.............What?
rezzah  +   336d ago
Those who wanted to see the downfall of the PS4 didn't get their wish.
MasterCornholio  +   336d ago
You were one of them.
NoLongerHereCBA  +   336d ago
Edit: Never mind, typed something that wasn't completely true.

Everyone who bought their PS4 in Europe; Enjoy!!
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   336d ago
Sony have made an unstoppable beast.
snittolo  +   336d ago
Welcome to the party Europe!
SirBradders  +   336d ago
Put on my raving shoes and i boarded a train,
Touched down in a land where the boxes where blue,
In the middle of the release day,
Everybody was happy,
Ecstosy shinning down on me,
Yeah i've got a launch day ticket,
Feel as good as a gamer can be.
Hicken  +   336d ago
I hesitate to say that's an improvement on an already great song, but... there it is. I've said it.
FullMetalTech  +   336d ago
They still have some releases in well into February. So imagine the numbers well into March as they stock over again.
TheFallenAngel  +   336d ago
Sony, you could of had buried the competition, but you didn't produce enough PS4s. Why didnt they started making PS4s since like August to have enough for everybody.
komp  +   336d ago
Link to total manufactured plz. What if the did 4 mil and sold everyone of them? Of course that could be way optimistic but... do we have figures even for totals made?
TheFallenAngel  +   336d ago
They are sold out everywhere. They didn't make enough. If they would of made enough, there wouldn't be any chaos like these.
komp  +   336d ago
@theFallenAngel

yes, I do agree on both your arguments. But what if they hypothetically made 4 million and sold the lot, that would not be a failure and your argument still stands.

Maybe the chaos is there because everyone wants one .... who knows bud... but for what it is worth seeing all this madness for the PS4 makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :)
SilentNegotiator  +   336d ago
Matching demand at launch isn't even a good idea. Even if they could fill demand perfectly, they would lose out on the hype created by the exclusivity of the system being hard to get a hold of.

Plus, they have to keep up with creditors. If you produce more than you can quickly sell, you fall behind.
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   336d ago
PS4 is being made by hand dude calm down. PS4 doing good and have already buried competition. It's not Sony's fault that people act chaotic.
Ju  +   336d ago
You know that making that many costs you a couple of $B. Being off by 1M can become quite expensive. They sold every one they could build and afford to build. Money alone isn't the only criteria either. Logistics on that scale must be a nightmare. This isn't a phone, it's much larger, shipping and delivery incl. warehouse space becomes an issue. What Sony did with that launch on a global scale is quite impressive. They started producing in June, btw.
AgitatedOcelot  +   336d ago
I think they started making them before August.

The logistics of having that many units at launch are massive. Foxconn had to step up their human rights violations to new levels as a result.

If they tried to ready 10 million units the Foxconn suicide watch would have to go into overdrive.

I presume something like a PS4 is more intensive to manufacture than say the iphone, which usually launches with nearly 10 million units day 1.
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supraking951  +   336d ago
WOW, I treasure my PS4 even more now lol
Goku781  +   336d ago
Go 4th, and conquer! Go 4th and buy!!!!!
OrangePowerz  +   336d ago
I have seen this once, when I picked up my PS2 for launch.
neogeo  +   336d ago
What about when you picked up your dreamcast?
OrangePowerz  +   336d ago
Don`t remember seeing anything like that when I got my Dreamcast when I was living in Germany. It was very popular in some regions, but I think in Germany it was a bit less popular compared to other countries. Still love the DC to bits and still got my launch console here working fine.
windblowsagain  +   336d ago
As people know i'm a supporter of the PS4.

But there are a few things that annoy me.

PAYING to play online.
PAYING £10-15 more for the games.
No MP3/streaming support.

yes the barebone console is cheaper.

But as Mark Cerny Has stated time and time again. Time to triangle is back to PS1 days, so why are the games dearer. If anything they should have cost more for PS3.

I know some people care about PS+ I couldn't careless about rented games while your paying for online.

They should have kept free online and payed for + as it is now.

Maybe things will change, But i doubt it.
Lord Maim  +   336d ago
Where are you getting the more expensive games idea from? And frankly, I'd been paid up on PS+ membership through 2015, so I didn't even notice the change. PS+ is a damn good deal.
husomc  +   336d ago
time to triangle might be shorter, but nowadays the overall quality of games are much higher (those high res textures don't create themselves, and them hifi audio doesn't generate itself, and higher polygon characters aren't made from a macro). but yes i do feel like the publishers are trying to maintain last gen prices on games.
windblowsagain  +   336d ago
Higher quality textures were there to begin with, most of the time, they are just downgraded for current gen.

5.1 has been here along time,lol. Audio is no better on PS4. Just a different chipset.

Higher polygon characters are there to begin with, but are downgraded to whatever the system can handle.

As for the Price of games.

PS3 games are in the region of £35- 45.

PS3 games seem to be £49 - 55

But hey enjoy your PS4:)
Ju  +   336d ago
You have so much more data with this new generation that it easily offsets time to triangle - in fact we draw about 10x more triangles now. The biggest thing becomes art. This just evolved over time. I mean, just look at the game size alone. Average games now are 30-45GB, while big games on the PS3 are 12-13.

And games are the same price. I don't know where you pulled that from, actually.
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Daves  +   336d ago
At last! Somebody who mentions audio.... it's always the graphics. Yes, game devs have people who make the audio as well. :)
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davekaos  +   336d ago
Guys im sony through and through but honestly in the UK the price of PS4 games are £49.99 where the ps3 is £39.99 or less

FIFA PS4 http://www.game.co.uk/en/fi...

FIFA PS3 http://www.game.co.uk/en/fi...
Azmatik  +   336d ago
@windblowsagain. That comment about audio not being better is so false ps4 audio is waaaayy better although im using a 7.2 stereo my ps3 didnt sound as good as my ps4 does hooked up to it. And you do realise ps4 is the only device in the world ATM that supports the brand new DTS codec right
indysurfn  +   336d ago
@Husomc No disrespect but even if it took MORE work than last gen it would not explain why it cost MORE to buy a game that is already complete from USA to Europe! It's not like going from English to Chinese, or Arabic anyway!

It is already in the English character set, and it is not MORE expensive to translate than on xbox360 and PS3. The languages did not all the sudden get harder. It is taking advantage because you can.
husomc  +   336d ago
@indysurfn i always thought taxes were to blame for the continental disparity of game/console prices
clouds5  +   336d ago
Do you realize that we have high res textures on PC games since 5 years and games are cheaper than console? The textures are made in high res and then scaled down for consoles. Not the other way around^^
You are right about the models though. They do take longer to make.
indysurfn  +   336d ago
@windblowsagain I know what your saying. If any consolation, xbox one will play cd but will not play music from the USB. PS4 can play from a USB if you like. I think I read it will play from cd eventually. With a USB you can get way more music than a cd.

Also I know both Microsoft, and Sony are price gauging you there, Microsoft more so (from what I read of launch prices a month ago). I know your not a PS4 troll, I think all the disagrees are from people assuming you are. Anyway, you have us xbox360 fans to blame for having to pay for online play(I used to be one, until reveal back in Feb). My bad, no more though.

If more people like us fight against a bad deal/policy instead of defending it before the competition joins the act, then it would stop the first one from doing it. For instance Microsoft MICRO transactions. Good job mentioning this, we owe you.
NeoTribe  +   336d ago
Games are getting more expensive to make yet we have not seen a price increase so I'm not sure what your talking about. If paying 50 bucks a year to get over 2000 dollars worth of content is to much for you, than so be it. The mp3 is gonna get patched. Your trying to hard to downplay the greatest console ever made.
clouds5  +   336d ago
Oh boy, you said something slightly bad about PS4. I guess you enjoy disagrees :D
Sathur  +   336d ago
I posted earlier today, that I noticed that PS4 games are on average £10 cheaper than Xbox One games here in the UK.
I saw Xbox One games from between £55 and £60. And PS4 games were between £45 and £55
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Einhert  +   336d ago
console peasantry at its finest
SaffronCurse  +   336d ago
Installation error. Please try again.

Sincerely,
Your Pc
Einhert  +   335d ago
I see console users are so serious they cant even take a joke.

Never had any problems at all with my PC in the 4 years I have had it, sorry bro nice try.

Hardware failure
You are not signed in
disc read error

Sincerely,
Your Console
CyrusLemont  +   336d ago
The midnight launch I went to, the consoles were all given out within 5 minutes, and everyone had left the vicinity by 12:10 haha.
BattleBiscuitFPS  +   336d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

total PS4 madness in Germany. this console grabed seriously attention ^^
FunAndGun  +   336d ago
Thanks for the vid!
bomboclaat_gamer  +   336d ago
and down goes psn
is this what i pay 50 dollars a year for?
MasterCornholio  +   336d ago
"and down goes Xbox Live
is this what i pay 60 dollars a year for?"

"With just a few hours to go before Xbox One officially launches, it appears Xbox Live service has gone down. At the time of publishing, the official Xbox Live status page says the service is currently "offline.""

http://www.shacknews.com/ar...

Need i say more? Both networks collapsed at launch. This is completely normal.

P.S PSN was down yesterday but i was still able to play games. The same cant be said for the Xbox One owners who were not able to download the patch correctly due to server overload.
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windblowsagain  +   336d ago
@Ju

That does not offset.

As power increases. It becomes easier. Not harder.

As for Price.

PS3

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cal...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Son...

PS4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ass...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Son...

Some are £52+

So i guess i pulled that from actual factual data.
fendernow  +   336d ago
this is the nature of Europeans, they tend to be overly-dramatic with anything. If a drop of water goes into lake call the ambulance. Same with this so called "PS4 Hysteria".
Daves  +   336d ago
What? Like even more hysterically dramatic as 'Mericans on Black Friday?

Not even possible.
Sathur  +   336d ago
No that is only Southern Europeans.
RU-SIX  +   336d ago
No bullshit... THE KING IS BACK!

Germany/Europe is crazy about the PS4. Thought those days were long lost... I was wrong!
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Relientk77  +   336d ago
Damn, looks like black friday lol
PS4isKing_82  +   336d ago
Haven't seen such demand for a games console since the ps2 days. Wow. PlayStation dominance is truly back it seems.
ColdNorway  +   336d ago
The "Black Friday" concept has finally arrived to Norway,thought they've actually stretched it out to last the whole weekend.Nice to see so much stuff available for basically pocket change

Though Norway has always been a PS country,I'm still surprised to see how few PS4's we got to buy.It's like Sony knew they've already won the console war in Norway so they just decided to feed us a little bit.Most online shops only had a few thousands pre-orders available and most retail shops where I live is all out. I sadly couldn't take time off work ransacking the whole town for one unit. I'll try a secret final option tomorrow , if that's not successful I'll wait for the PS4/Vita combo later on. I've heard that the next available batch of PS4's might come late december but most likely it will not happen before a few months into 2014.
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nzbleach  +   336d ago
US and EU are similar when it comes to free or cheap stuff. Glad i live in a country where we don't act like ferals and animals.
Kaze88  +   336d ago
Why wont they just hand out line tickets so none would have to rush like that to get their ps4. If you dont have a ticket then tough luck, shouldve come earlier.
PsylentKiller  +   336d ago
It's amazing that people act this way. Sony said that they would have enough consoles for launch so that preorders would be filled and that there would be more consoles for sale on launch day. The stores by me have been getting shipments of PS4's. One or two shipments a week. They're available if you want them. Just have to get to the store early in he morning.

Sony also said that they bought warehouses all over the world to stock PS4's and made a deal with UPS to deliver their products regularly throughout the launch window.
MasterCornholio  +   336d ago
Thats because demand is a lot higher than what Sony can supply.
SynestheticRoar  +   336d ago
RUN. Get yours if you want to be a straight baller. Make it happen.

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