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PS4 pre-orders have surpassed those set by PS2 and PS3, confirms Sony

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on 21 August 2013

PlayStation 4 pre-orders have eclipsed those of the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara has revealed.

The executive told that pre-orders for Sony’s next-generation console, which launches this November, are “way over and above and beyond the pre-order number at launch day” of its predecessors.

Sony confirmed yesterday evening that PS4 pre-orders have passed the one million mark, though the company isn't divulging any exact figures.

“We’re not disclosing the exact number [of PS4 units] that we’ll have on day one,” said Gara. “Clearly we’re working hard to satisfy a lot of countries. We mentioned 32 countries last night.

“The one comment I’ll make about the pre-order number is first of all, it’s greater than a million, and secondly, the UK represents a very healthy slug of that. We’re undeniably seeing a sea change.”

PS4 is scheduled to ship in North America on November 15 and in Europe on November 29, priced $399/£349, respectively.