Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Extreme Poster
    mistercrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    PSN ID
    mistercrow
    Posts
    25,535
    Rep Power
    166
    Points
    169,417 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    PS4 bundles by retailers mandated by Sony

    http://pixelenemy.com/report-forced-...dated-by-sony/ I hope Sony doesn't pull that crap in NA too.

  2. #2
    Legend
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,109
    Rep Power
    244
    Points
    146,246 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    They are selling standalone units and bundles. I'm torn between like and dislike. More dislike than like though. At least you have the option to get the bundle or the standalone.




  3. #3
    Extreme Poster
    mistercrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    PSN ID
    mistercrow
    Posts
    25,535
    Rep Power
    166
    Points
    169,417 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    They are selling standalone units and bundles. I'm torn between like and dislike. More dislike than like though. At least you have the option to get the bundle or the standalone.
    Yeah, as long as we continue to have the standalone option at launch then no problem.

  4. #4
    Elite Guru
    TAZ427's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
    PSN ID
    TAZ427
    Age
    43
    Posts
    5,160
    Rep Power
    75
    Points
    21,366 (0 Banked)
    Bah, read between the lines, this is pure BS. It specifically says if they want the pre-orders by launch.

    It specifically didn't clarify if they were launch day pre-orders. It sounds like instead, if you have a pre-order but it's not a launch day pre-order, then you have the option of turning it into a launch day pre-order by going with the bundle.

    Either this or Simply Games simply lied about launch versions and oversold beyond the quantity of launch non-bundled PS4's they were allocated.

    Sony isn't forcing this on customers, Sony is simply saying here's what you're getting a launch. It doesn't say that Sony scaled back the amount of non-bundled units at launch. If they did, I'd have expected a direct statement to such a thing, which did not occur.



  5. Likes victorijapoosp likes this post
  6. #5
    Elite Member
    D3seeker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Severn, Maryland
    PSN ID
    D3seeker
    Posts
    1,816
    Rep Power
    54
    Points
    1,773 (20,000 Banked)
    Items PS3 Slim
    Well, as for options I guess this is bad-ish Or is it that there are inevitably more bundles than standalone compared to what everyone pre-ordered, and now they (the stores) have to scramble to meet the sheer numbers by changing a lot of them?


  7. #6
    Legend
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,109
    Rep Power
    244
    Points
    146,246 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by TAZ427 View Post
    Bah, read between the lines, this is pure BS. It specifically says if they want the pre-orders by launch.

    It specifically didn't clarify if they were launch day pre-orders. It sounds like instead, if you have a pre-order but it's not a launch day pre-order, then you have the option of turning it into a launch day pre-order by going with the bundle.

    Either this or Simply Games simply lied about launch versions and oversold beyond the quantity of launch non-bundled PS4's they were allocated.

    Sony isn't forcing this on customers, Sony is simply saying here's what you're getting a launch. It doesn't say that Sony scaled back the amount of non-bundled units at launch. If they did, I'd have expected a direct statement to such a thing, which did not occur.
    Or... they are being sent x amount of standalone systems, and x amount of bundles. It can be looked at as "scaled back". If they wanted to offer more standalone systems, they could do away with the bundles, yes?




  8. #7
    Elite Guru
    TAZ427's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
    PSN ID
    TAZ427
    Age
    43
    Posts
    5,160
    Rep Power
    75
    Points
    21,366 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Or... they are being sent x amount of standalone systems, and x amount of bundles. It can be looked at as "scaled back". If they wanted to offer more standalone systems, they could do away with the bundles, yes?
    It could be, but what the article implies and Simply Gaming is pushing isn't fully accounted for in their statement of what Sony is doing. Given that, it sounds like they're trying to blame it on Sony, but in reality Simply Games either overcommitted or didn't understand what Sony had committed to them. So IMHO, Simply Games simply $#@!ed up based on the information at hand and are now trying to play the blame game with a rather lackluster statement of what Sony is doing.

    PS: FWIF, I'd be willing to swap out my Launch day PS4 for a couple different bundles since I've also got a second controller, PS4 Eye, Watch Dogs and AC:BF on order for launch.
    Last edited by TAZ427; 10-04-2013 at 20:20.



  9. #8
    Ultimate Veteran
    coolguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    long island ny
    Age
    39
    Posts
    20,893
    Rep Power
    112
    Points
    29,201 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Iam geting a ps4 day one no bundle with cod

  10. #9
    Dedicated Member
    victorijapoosp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,238
    Rep Power
    46
    Points
    13,422 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Sounds like small time retailer received an allocation of both standalone and bundles and is trying to pull a fast one on it's customers, by forcing an up sell.

    Says more about the trustworthiness of "simply games". BTW I've never heard of them and I've been buying stuff online in the UK since 2001.
    You can't be serious with the 30 megabyte signature... ~ Staff

    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
    Great song, should have more views :'(

    SHIMAASAAAANIIII!!!!!
    http://i.imgur.com/bP50xuM.png

  11. Likes TAZ427 likes this post
  12. #10
    Forum Sage
    sainraja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    8,179
    Rep Power
    98
    Points
    26,249 (0 Banked)
    Are the bundles by Sony or by the retailer?

  13. #11
    Dedicated Member
    victorijapoosp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,238
    Rep Power
    46
    Points
    13,422 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/simpl...iative/0122223

    update from simply games the retailer in question

    Online retailer Simply Games has confirmed to MCV that it’s PS4 pre-order upgrade plan has not been forced upon it by Sony.

    The company has been contacting customers who have pre-ordered a PS4 telling them that they must upgrade to a more expensive bundle to secure their machine.

    “We are aware of some fairly major inaccuracies that have been reported on various web sites,” Simply Games director Neil Muspratt told MCV. “Whilst this is very regrettable, we have taken the decision not to get involved with internet speculation, rumours and untruths.

    “We can confirm that ours is largely a retailer-lead initiative and on site we have listed a combination of Sony bundles and our own PS4 bundle offers. By and large these offers have been very well received, to the point at which our launch allocation has now all been sold through.”
    You can't be serious with the 30 megabyte signature... ~ Staff

    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
    Great song, should have more views :'(

    SHIMAASAAAANIIII!!!!!
    http://i.imgur.com/bP50xuM.png

  14. #12
    Legend
    F34R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    PSN ID
    F34RTEHR34PER
    Posts
    40,109
    Rep Power
    244
    Points
    146,246 (0 Banked)
    Items BullySteamGran Turismo 5LiverpoolAppleJoker (limited ICON)Naughty DogMaster ChiefAssassins Creed EzioGears of WarHeavy RainDiablo III
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    So, basically, they are out of what they are going to get...




  15. #13
    Super Moderator
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,034
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    40,567 (0 Banked)
    Items ArsenalVitaUser name styleSteamPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    What's wrong with bundles?

    #IndieStation4 and proud of it.

  16. #14
    Superior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    793
    Rep Power
    66
    Points
    5,855 (0 Banked)
    Seems this is limited to a single retailer but I don't think it would be necessarily bad of Sony to have a certain amount of stand alone and certain amount of bundles at launch. You can always wait for a stand alone...also Sony may have teamed up with certain publishers to help push their games in exchange for marketing support/dlc. There is a trade off. As long as they aren't forcing people to change their order to keep their launch date this is no news to me. If its just people upset because Sony said we have 1.5 million stand alone units and 250k various bundle units...and the stand alone are sold out and thats all that is left...well that isn't a problem to me. I'm super happy with my pre-order but if all that was available was a BF4 or KZ4 bundle I would have done it.

  17. #15
    Veteran
    daLa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Age
    24
    Posts
    4,657
    Rep Power
    74
    Points
    57,486 (0 Banked)
    Statement from Sony (SCEE)

    Sony is not and would not force anyone to buy something they don’t want. We value our consumers and offered the bundles precisely to give them choice and value. And the key word there is choice.

    We continue to work closely with our retail partners to ensure we offer this choice against the challenges of managing demand and inventory in the climate of amazing excitement and unprecedented demand for PlayStation 4.
    Nice comeback.


  18. #16
    Member
    adzzzman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    PSN ID
    Loopoiu
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    26
    Points
    1,351 (0 Banked)
    I mean so far the bundles have been good and as said before ps4 are doing standalone buys so yeah I think they are doing great

  19. #17
    Dedicated Member
    rene2kx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,105
    Rep Power
    29
    Points
    14,036 (0 Banked)
    Sony is launching in multiple terrtories including NA , asia , australia et al and i haven't heard about bundles being forcefully mandated by sony elsewhere. This here could be a retailer thing (maybe their margin on selling on a bundle is higher).

  20. #18
    Elite Guru
    TAZ427's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
    PSN ID
    TAZ427
    Age
    43
    Posts
    5,160
    Rep Power
    75
    Points
    21,366 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by rene2kx View Post
    Sony is launching in multiple terrtories including NA , asia , australia et al and i haven't heard about bundles being forcefully mandated by sony elsewhere. This here could be a retailer thing (maybe their margin on selling on a bundle is higher).
    It was already rebutted by Sony and Simply Games came back and admitted it was sales tactics and nothing that Sony did.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.