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    PS4 preorders over 1.5 million units according to Pachter

    PS4 pre-orders top 1.5 million, Pachter claims

    Industry analyst Michael Pachter has heard that PlayStation 4 pre-orders have passed another significant milestone.

    Pachter mentioned his gossip gleanings in an episode of Bonus Round as transcribed by GamesThirst.
    “The only thing they’re gonna have a problem with is supply disruption. That million preorders they talked about, which I understand now is up to one and a half million, that’s a lot of consoles,” he said.
    “That tells you that there’s not going to be a lot of boxes behind the first million and a half, so there’s going to be supply shortages.”
    Pachter also said Sony’s strategy so far has been “pretty flawless” and that the PS4 sounds like it has “value for cost”.
    At gamescom 2013 in August, Sony announced PS4 pre-orders had topped 1 million – well ahead of the PS2 and PS3. That was before its November launch date was locked down, so things have probably accelerated since then. Rumour has it stock will be low for up to four months post-launch, although Sony has said it’s being responsible with pre-orders and stock management in the hopes of avoiding stock issues like those the PS3 suffered.
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/10/08/ps4-...achter-claims/

    This is according to Pachter so who knows if it's true but is very likely. Very impressive if this is the case.
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    I'm one of those preorders.

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    1.5 seems doable. I wouldn't be surprised if it reached 2m by the time it releases.

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    That... is a crapload of pre-orders.....

    glad i got mine in the day it was available..... sheesh.


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    I got mine a few days after e3. Shouldn't have a problem.




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    Yep, I preordered during the first allotment.

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    Wii sold 600,000 in 8 days I believe. Having sold (kinda) 1.5mil before release is insane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    1.5 seems doable. I wouldn't be surprised if it reached 2m by the time it releases.
    That's what I was expecting. 1.5Mil almost seems a little too low.

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    Wow, that's unbelievable! I hope they can pull it off! Aw man I'm so excited for the PS4, Sony is doing everything right this time around. I know it's extremely early, but it's feeling just like the good ol PS2 days.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Itachi View Post
    Wii sold 600,000 in 8 days I believe. Having sold (kinda) 1.5mil before release is insane
    well, considering everyone thought the Wii was a joke, makes sense. i didn't even think it was going to sell more than the 360 that quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabjabs View Post
    That's what I was expecting. 1.5Mil almost seems a little too low.
    yea, i don't know how many consoles usually sell in the beginning but depending on the hype, i was surely expecting a lot more lol...i guess this is good for a launch. i was thinking at least 3-4 mil. but 360 also had about 1.5m at the end of 2005 so i guess it's supposedly good.

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    Yeah... Pinch of Salt.

    Pachter guesstimate.

    I think the Sony guys already confirmed beyond that a month ago. Although the majority of stores stopped taking preorders way back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by victorijapoosp View Post
    Yeah... Pinch of Salt.

    Pachter guesstimate.

    I think the Sony guys already confirmed beyond that a month ago. Although the majority of stores stopped taking preorders way back.
    Amazon's preorders went up again today

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorijapoosp View Post
    Yeah... Pinch of Salt.

    Pachter guesstimate.

    I think the Sony guys already confirmed beyond that a month ago. Although the majority of stores stopped taking preorders way back.
    I believe Sony said over 1 million not long back.




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    Update About Your PlayStation 4 Preorder from GAME!

    Thanks for preordering your PlayStation 4 from GAME. Your preorder is totally secure and your place in the queue for one of the biggest ever gaming launches is reserved!

    We are happy to confirm that your console preorder is guaranteed for launch so will be ready to collect on 29th November 2013. We are currently working closely with Sony to confirm what bundles will be available and will be in touch next week with any additional options that are available to you. A member of staff from your local GAME store will give you a call to discuss your options as long as we have a phone number for you. There is nothing you need to do at this stage, we will let you know next week if we need you to do anything.
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    Wouldn't be surprised if it's over 2mil now since Japan just recently sold out all their stock and we had heard about over 1mil before everywhere else had sold out.

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    Congrats Sony, well done!!!
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    Fortunately one of those preorders belong to me!

    one more month..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itachi View Post
    Wii sold 600,000 in 8 days I believe. Having sold (kinda) 1.5mil before release is insane
    I honestly wonder if it is possible that the PS4 could bring back the PS1/PS2 glory days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    I honestly wonder if it is possible that the PS4 could bring back the PS1/PS2 glory days.

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    Well with the expectations of 5M units by EO Sony Fiscal 4Q13 (EO March 2014.) You can probably count on about 0.5-1.0M units in Japan. So let's say 4.5M units the rest of the world. You know that Jan-March are the slowest sales. Let's say that's 0.5m/mo. That leaves 3.0M planned to ship in the holiday season.

    This would seem to be somewhat the logical plan Sony has in place, maybe even a bit higher.

    I think they'll be hard pressed to keep boxes on store shelves during the holidays because I thinking the pre-orders are just the tip of the ice-berg, but 1.5M pre-orders doesn't sound unreasonable at all.

    The probablem you run into is production capacity. You want it to be big enough for the launch (and you start building early to stockpile) but not so big that you need to scale it down post holiday launch. This is somewhat balanced out by a delayed Japan launch.

    It will definitely be interesting.



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    yup iam one of these pre-orderes also as long as sony fills the pre-orderes iam ok lol

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    i have not preordered yet but it's more difficult for me to decide because i don't have consistency in when i can play. still got $#@! ton games to play on the PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/10/08/ps4-...achter-claims/

    This is according to Pachter so who knows if it's true but is very likely. Very impressive if this is the case.
    He must have a great source to hear that already. saying this because just a few weeks ago Sony said it was just over a million. So either is climbing fast and ridiculous due to all these events or ...

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