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    PS4 Availability post Launch (worldwide discussion welcome).

    Mods: Please sticky this in the PS4 section .

    So, do you see PS4's available in your area?
    Have you found of a way to get one ?

    Let us know!
    Please list your Country and then where you know of how to acquire a system.



    To kick off.

    Here in the USA Maryland, Baltimore area, I acquired one from the store I used to live around the corner from through the following method:
    On the Sunday after XBOX One launched -
    I walked into Best Buy:
    Asked customer service agent:
    CSAgent checked with Manager if they were releasing reserve holds not picked up.
    Answer was yes.
    I was rung up AND ofcourse 'worked with' to get add ons and a warrantee, which I got a game, a season pass for Killzone for myself, etc>

    IMMEDIATELY after this...
    My buddy Gabriel walks in with his wife and he looks sad. I've not seen him in a few years so, I hug him since he usually gets territorial if I hug her, lol.
    He's got video of a blue light of death on his iPhone... i was like 'dude, here's what I read and i'm thinking it might have been true' and I told him about the kid at Foxconn posting that they'd sabotaged HDMI ports on systems... and coincidentally we are all having problems getting a picture! Basically, from what I hear, if it displays a screen, your good!

    The store immediately plugs his system in, it's dead. They grab a new one, open it, plug it in, boot it up, show it working, he works the controls for a few minutes, gets happy, they pack it up and send him on his merry way.

    So, they might be keeping some for this 'issue' we've seen is more fact than fiction (I'm wondering if there's some kid hanging from a Pike in china right now, but, i'm no world leader and can't help him if so).
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    Not a hope you'll get one here in Ireland. Unless you buy one of the crazingly marked-up ones on trading sites or are somehow incredibly lucky. Myself? I'm in the latter category, thankfully. My cousin works for one of retailers that's stocking them and she's got me on special order. Should be here by the end of the week. Fingers crossed!

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    Here in New Jersey everywhere is pretty much sold out. Best buy near me is getting some in slowly, but theyre gone by the time the store is half way open as theyre calling from a list of people who wanted to know when shipments were recieved. Gamestops are sold out, very little stock coming in. they might get 3 or 4 a day and theyre usually sold out by noon.


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    Sold out as fast as the stores get them,they get about 10 a week

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    Sold out.

    Next shipment either just before Christmas (for stores) and January for online retailer MightyApe.
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    Sold out in Portugal. the first lot went pretty much for the pre-reserves.
    4 killzone budles were spotted on the shelf of one store close by me but my buddy didnīt have the money to get it for me and I was about 25 minutes away so I didnīt even try.
    More stock is supposed to be trickling in after tomorrow but I think thereīs still alot of people on waiting lists.
    Knack bundles are incoming on the 13th. I didnīt really want the game but at this point Iīd buy it bundled with Space Invaders as long as I could get it for Christmas,lol

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    There seem to be a few trickling through the supply chains to GAME stores in the UK.

    One of my mates managed to find a Knack and Marvel Lego bundle in a store I know for a fact had no stock about 30 minutes after midnight launch (he and the guy behind him in the queue got he last 2 PS4's they had). Stock is seriously sparse from what I have seen.
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    No stock in Australia, except eBay scalpers.

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    I'm seeing one or two in a few stores... they aren't staying long though.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    No stock in Australia, except eBay scalpers.
    Oh true - same here except for TradeMe dreamers. They're going for > $400NZD+ of retail value.

    Nuts.

    People will/should just wait till newer shipments and screw markup scalpers. That's too much, paying almost double for it.
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    Sony have said there's a Substantial amount of PS4's headed to the UK right now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    Sony have said there's a Substantial amount of PS4's headed to the UK right now!!
    lol good luck scalpers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    lol good luck scalpers.
    lol yea but this Shipment should hopefully drive down the Ebay Extorsionists :P

    Fresh from the news that the PlayStation 4 has enjoyed a record-breaking U.K. launch, Sony has announced via a statement sent to MCV that a ‘substantial’ supply of PS4s are currently en route to retailers all across the country.

    An announcement like this will no doubt be music to electronic outlets' and parents’ ears, as the festive demand for Sony’s newest console reaches fever pitch. In its first two days of release, the PS4 has managed to shift a whopping 250,000 units in the U.K., comfortably eclipsing the previous record set by Sony's first flagship handheld, the PlayStation Portable, and all signs are pointing to an extremely strong showing across the Christmas season.
    "We are delighted by the initial sales of PS4 and are proud to have set new records for a UK console launch," said Sony U.K. Managing Director Fergal Gara. "In particular, I want to thank all the gamers who have waited patiently for PS4 and who have come out to support PlayStation. I also want to thank all of our retail and publishing partners who have helped make this possible by delivering huge sales in a very short period of time and great games for PS4.
    "Since the initial announcement back in February, pre-orders for PS4 have surpassed all expectations and we continue to work hard to fulfil the remainder of these pre-orders and to deliver additional consoles to the market for the many more gamers who want a PS4. Substantial further volumes of PS4 will arrive in the UK before Christmas."
    Are you currently on one of the extensive waiting lists for a PS4 in U.K.? What are you most looking forward to from Sony's new machine? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    lol good luck scalpers.
    Scalpers are definitely not getting burned on the PS4, not yet anyways.
    People paying $400+ retail are physically putting up the cash and paying.

    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...-vs-XBO-prices
    I saw a PS4 sell for $1,075+ au the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    Scalpers are definitely not getting burned on the PS4, not yet anyways.
    People paying $400+ retail are physically putting up the cash and paying.

    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...-vs-XBO-prices
    I saw a PS4 sell for $1,075+ au the other day.
    I know. That's the sad thing imo. They're going for around that much here too. All though luckily, I didn't count more than 15 or so on there.

    Let's hope everybody that wants one either a) got one, or b) are smart/patient enough to wait for 4-8 weeks.
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    If I had the money, wanted the console now, and couldn't get it other than waiting... I'd proudly spend the money.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    If I had the money, wanted the console now, and couldn't get it other than waiting... I'd proudly spend the money.
    At $400+ extra!?!?!? That's 4 (or 2.5 if you're not savvy and don't price match ;( ) games worth F34R!!!
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    Same here in Germany. PS4 totally sold out. On trading sites being offered for 2 to 3 times of the original price.
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    Well, here in sweden people who preordered a few months before launch are still waiting to get a PS4, so I would imagine there's no PS4's in the stores.

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    Still none in the BestBuys nor Walmarts (I've visited) around the BWI region

    Will try the Gamestops and other retail stores in the next few days.


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    Local retailer (The Warehouse) is stating there should be some stock just before Christmas. Though are advising people to preorder as well just in case.
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    A wal mart an hour from me... they have over 50 that haven't been claimed yet from being pre-ordered. They have to wait 90 days before they can sell them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    A wal mart an hour from me... they have over 50 that haven't been claimed yet from being pre-ordered. They have to wait 90 days before they can sell them.
    Perhaps giving discounts to the South Carolina Society of the Forgetful wasn't such a good idea.
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    Perhaps giving discounts to the South Carolina Society of the Forgetful wasn't such a good idea.
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