Angie Santiago reports: "GameStop has just gotten a fresh restock of PS4 consoles today and there are a slew of bundle options. There doesn’t seem to be a restock of the standalone console, but at least you can get a bundle."
Damn let PS4 conquest begin!
Sony's plan was simple. Provide something gamers want, the absolute beast in console power (leaps above the rest of the competition). Don't pack in some gimmicky tv channel changer adding unneeded costs to the system (Offer it as a choice for those that want it).
Bummer there are only bundled versions left. I was thinking of picking up another for my media room. I'm waiting for a great deal on the Vita so I can use remote play.
Pretty sleazy of Gamestop to only offer the most expensive versions of the PS4. They knew darn well what they were doing and purposely didn't order any stand alone versions. Funny thing is, they probably would have sold out 10X's faster if they offered stand alone versions @ $399. But they probably figure they will sell eventually, and will make more money out of the limited stock they get. I always hated gamestop, and this is just another reason to avoid them like the plague.
sorry, how is that sleazy? I really don't understand that logic. IF they have stock, they can offer whatever deal they want, can't they? What does appear to be true is that the demand for PS4 is confined to the $399 pricepoint. As soon as the Ps4 price rises to $450-$500, the demand does seem to fall away, significantly. That also explains the unsold supply of brand new PS4s for $450-$500 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/of...
It's sleazy because they know the PS4 is high in demand, so by getting the most expensive bundle they could get, insures they make more money. Which by itself is fine, businesses are out to make money. However since the PS4 is in such demand and hard to find, people often feel cornered and feel they have to buy whatever they can whenever it is in stock ASAP, in fear it will be out of stock again for a long time. They are desperate, so they take whatever is offered, even if they don't want all the extra stuff that comes in the bundle. GS knows this and deliberately chose to only offer the most expensive bundles possible for their benefit, rather than for the customers benefit. Also PS4 not selling well from third party sellers on Amazon is no indication of the demand falling due to their prices. It's because they are third party, and people would much rather purchase through well known and trusted vendors that they can easily return items to and deal with. Plus nobody really wants to buy a barebones PS4 for $580 when they can get one for $400 when they come back in stock.
I've had my PS4 for quite a while now, but the PS4 is easier to find than the Playstation 4 camera is. I've been searching for a camera and they are sold out in the stores and online. Amazon has it listed over $100 dollars. WHAT'S GOING ON SONY!!!
I noticed that too. Interesting since no one wants a camera lol.
I have a PS camera and let me tell you, there isn't much use for it. They should make some games like they had for PS Move on PS3.
I've been looking everywhere for the camera. :( really expensive on eBay.
I don't think they anticipated demand.
I have the camera and use it constantly. I guess it's a matter of preference. And that is the thing with the PS4 - you choose whether you want it.
Oh, the standalone is probably available. It's like GameStop creating the bundles to make a profit of some sort.
They had some PS4's at my Target yesterday. I was so tempted to buy one, but held off.
you should have bitten that bullet.
I was so close to getting someone to open the glass door, but I'm buying an XB1 here in a couple of weeks. I can't spend a grand total on these consoles so close together. EDIT: Bring on the disagrees because I'm getting an XB1.
^Now I know you're trolling...
If you want to pay more for ridiculously less performance go for it. It is your money :)
The funny thing is that people in my town are still paying $500+ for a ps4 console.
@ Bolts ...Lol so sad, I saw you got 3 disagrees for getting the XB1 first. That's what I did so I'll get some disagrees from the Sony fankids too. But I got the PS4 from Gamestop last Thursday. I really like it so far.
Fanboys... Its not like I'm not going to get a PS4. I'm looking forward to getting one, but their are no games on it that I'm interested in. I'll have one by the summer. @soap Nope. Not trolling at all. Enjoy your PS4. I'll enjoy mine in due time.
Here's the thing. The Sony fanboys can't handle anything that they perceive as negative towards Sony. Its insane their like rabid dogs protecting their owner. (That's not said with a negative connotation its just a good analogy). And while some might say Xbox fanboys are the same, their not. Its more of a defense, since anything negative said about MS is taken as doomsday by the Sony fanboys. The PS4 is great, but that doesn't make the Xbox One crap. In fact its a really really great system! I can't wait to watch it grow. As I can't wait to get a PS4 for anything Naughty Dog makes.
@ThePope - No, you're wrong. It's not just Sony fanboys, it's fanboys in general. I have seen absolutely awful Nintendo, PC, and Xbox fanboys as well. Please don't call out one group in particular when there are people who are just as bad on all sides of this stupid platform dedication thing people are so hung up on. The fanboy thing in general just needs to go. It's just in really poor taste.
@Bolts, I don't even have a PS4 and won't till maybe the end of the year because I, like you, don't have the money. I, however, don't go and nearly purchase something I don't have the money to do so.
Well, let's use our heads a little, shall we? The XB1 has, by and large, been readily on shelves pretty much everywhere. No rush to get it; it'll be there in a few weeks, or even later, right? By contrast, the PS4 has been rather difficult to find on a large scale ever since it launched. it's only recently that stock has been replenished in most places, and it's possible that said supply could run out again soon. With his interest in the two consoles being virtually equal(or else why come so close to buying a PS4?), wouldn't it make MORE sense to buy the one that's been harder to find when you get the chance? To boot, it costs less money, meaning less funds to build back up(even though the total would be the same either way, buying the more expensive item would leave you $100 shorter, meaning that's $100 more you have to save for next time). Furthermore, if he wished to play online(and according to all the Xbox fanboys, nobody buys a next-gen console without intending to play online), then he's either gonna spend $50 or $60 on online for the PS4 and XB1, respectively. Spending the former amount will net you a better return instantly, as you'll be gifted with a handful of games IMMEDIATELY. Unless there were specific games coming for the XB1 that Bolts wanted to play first, there's no logical reason why he would have chosen the XB1 over the PS4. And since he didn't intimate any such games WERE the reason, we have to conclude his reasoning was NOT logical. Those of us with sound reasoning and the ability to think logically would, naturally, disagree with him. When your only interpretation of disagrees is "Fanboys! Gotta be the fanboys!" and you complain about it, odds are that's because you're trapped in a fanboy mentality, yourself. lawgone, you're quick to blame "Sony fanboys" for every disagree and every bad thing Microsoft does, so that gives us some insight as to your own level of fandom. ThePope, your comment history speaks for itself. Bolts, your comments are fairly reasonable, but I notice a distinct lack of "Xbox fanboys!" in your comments, while you definitely point out their Sony counterparts without hesitation. All three of you- and others, most certainly- are predisposed to believe that any disagrees you get are the work of Sony fanboys, and therefore didn't even consider there would be any other cause. Which, ironically, would only give you MORE disagrees, and serve to prove- in your minds, at least- that you're right; in reality, anybody using common sense would likely also disagree with you.
Get em while they're hot!
Speaking of that, I was a little worried when I got mine last week because it's been like -10 here. I was afraid of how long it sat on a truck like that. But when I hooked it up everything worked fine. (Note: It was room temp when I hooked it up and I transported it home in my car not my trunk.)
Haha it's -1 here in Akron Ohio too. But my PS4 was cozy :)
Yeah they are in stock at my local gamestop. Might buy one to go with my x1 then I'll have the two most powerful consoles on the market baby!
So sad that anyone would disagree with this. Sad and pathetic.
Butthurt Nintendo loyalists.
I know the only people disagreeing must be fanboys! And there's a lot of em!
Sold my ps4 for an xb1, loving it so far, can't wait for the exclusives to roll in
Such a made up story.
How can you do that when you never owned one in the first place?
I went to the shopping center today and two shops had PS4's on stock for sale. Not many, but at least 10 or 15 PS4's for sale. Who ever is interested in PS4's, should come to Portugal, Madeira :)
Damn I'm still waiting in Canada.. Unfortunately my family got me Futureshop giftcards for Xmas so I'm stuck there ..they had one store in all Ontario with ps4 and none online or any in BC
Why bundles only?
To make more money.
Bundles are for online only. Standalone consoles are available at their retail locations. When you select the 399 SKU you can check stock with their store locator by zip code. Call ahead if you are interested just to be sure.
It's not bundles only. You have to scroll to the bottom and then they have just the console available for store pickup. I have 24 stores within 20 miles of me and they all have the console only in stock. One of them is marked low stock but the others just say in stock. (Area code 45069 in Ohio.) http://www.gamestop.com/bro... @Death...you beat me to it. No need to call ahead though unless it's marked "low stock."
PS4 stock is rolling out the same time ever week now for the last 3 weeks. I work at BB up in the great white north and the last 3 weeks we have had units to sell every Tuesday. Mind you before X-mas we received 3 shipments after the initial one. Each of those ranged from 40 to 60 consoles and long gaps between shipments. Over the last 3 weeks each shipment has been much much less. First week was 9, second week was 13, third week was 19. So yes they seem to be rolling out the same day every week now but just less each shipment. Now that the holidays are over they are staggering it, which makes a lot of senesce. Still selling out the same day we get them in. Mind it's the same with the X1 here, less shipment, more each shipment, takes 4-6 days to sell them out, but in how each one is handling it we are getting more PS4's in the X1's overall. EDIT: I will add that at least on our Canadian site when we get X1's they sell out the moment we have them. The problem at least in my store with the X1 one is you can reserve something in a store from online and they hold it for 3 days. I see a lot of X1's being reserved and not being picked up. When those expire they usually sell the second it expires and that's why it takes longer to sell. I wish they would get rid on the online reserve.
Thanks to you I learned a new word: senesce! But how is this senesce caused exactly? +Bubble for you
Try harder to troll, that wasn't funny whatsoever
Heh, just my stupid Samsung laptop at work auto correcting me wrong, but I appreciate the bubble lol.
Nothing new there as they have been in stock since release in Philly and NYC where I work. The whole "sold out" PR technique isn't working anymore lol, so now sony sending the consoles they had already made but withheld to look sold out, to stores as sony getting desperate that ps4 hype is gone and the console is overrated and people are disappointed in it. Funny how that works.
PR technique? It's reality in the DFW and Austin areas of Texas. Lots of XB1s around, while PS4s are scarce. It's been that way since launch. As for hype dying down, the numbers say that's happening to XB1 a lot faster than PS4. Oh well, troll on if it makes you happy.
PR? Ok buddy live on Vancouver Island BC, find me one.... Ill wait... And don't even bother posting the pending amazon "February " models
Sorry Mr Joined 6 days ago (ei troll account) I dont believe anything you just said... That they withheld stock, that theyre getting desperate, or that you have a job.
The guy is just a complete and utter troll,... sad really
There's 5 at the gamestop near my house I just don't have enough money!:( I'm a hundred off
Now more people can enjoy in the Sony Goodness
I had four of them at launch, had to be certain I got one for myself :)
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