GAME: PS4 pre-orders 'performing well'
- Posted March 7th, 2013 at 04:53 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 6 Comments
U.K. retail giant GAME has said that pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4 console are “performing very well.”
Chatting with VideoGamer.com, the company’s category director, Charlotte Knight, said GAME is “certain” PS4’s launch will help stimulate the lagging U.K. retail market.
"Just like the rest of the gaming community, we were glued to the coverage of the Sony announcement.”
"We moved really quickly to get our PlayStation 4 pre-orders up and live and we saw a huge amount of excitement right from the word 'go'," continued Knight. "Our PlayStation 4 pre-orders are performing very well so far".
Consumers have shown “incredible excitement and interest” she noted, before adding that GAME is chuffed to hear of Sony’s decision to back physical game releases and used games with its next-generation console.
“We think that’s what the gaming community of the UK wants and so that’s what we support,” said Knight, before affirming the company’s belief that PS4’s release will “boost retail sales.”
“Historically, the videogames industry has always been cyclical in line with the release of new hardware," she said.
"Whilst that might change as the gaming landscape evolves, right now we can be certain that the next generation of consoles will boost retail sales. On top of that, it will mobilise developers to keep pushing the boundaries of gaming - and that's great for both gamers and for the industry as a whole."
PS4 is due out in holiday 2013.
- 6:55am EST - March 7th, 2013
"performing very well" -> ANY NUMBERS ?!
- 7:17am EST - March 7th, 2013
They're unlikely to give numbers out:
1) because it informs competitors how well they're doing
2) because I bet Sony would have something to say about it!!!
However, chatting to my local GAme store managers they've all (all 5 of them) said they've each recieved in the region of 150 to 250 £20 pre-order deposits. Whether that's blsuter or not I on't know. But they all seemed genuinely very pleased with the demand they've recieved for the PS4. One of them even predicted it'd be the biggest console launch in history... but he is an excitable chap. :P
TristanPR77 | Tristan77
- 8:31am EST - March 7th, 2013
I want to make my reservation but Gamestop is not ready yet :-(
OsborneLV | Eric_Osborne
- 10:56am EST - March 7th, 2013
I want a PSV/PS4 bundle - or a first edition bundle like they did with the vita - i'd buy that in a heartbeat!
- 11:42am EST - March 7th, 2013
so basically they're selling a product with no confirmed release date and price, without the authorization of the parent company? and they're gloating about it? I wonder if Sony will bring this to court ...
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 3:16pm EST - March 7th, 2013
I wish Gamestop would get their s.h.i.t together, and start the reserves already. They were a lot quicker with the PS3 after it was officially announced for a 06 release.
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