GameStop accepting "unlimited preorders" for PS4 - Report

Leaked memo reveals Sony has told GameStop that "the floodgates are open for PS4 system reserves."

A leaked GameStop memo obtained by GameTrailers states that the retailer will, beginning this weekend, allow "unlimited preorders" for the PlayStation 4.

"Starting now, through this weekend and until further notice, Sony has allowed us to take unlimited preorders beyond your current allotments," reads a line from the memo.

"In other words, the floodgates are open for PS4 system reserves, we will let you know when to stop preordering based on limited quantities."

Earlier this week, Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton said GameStop plans to buy "every single unit" that Sony can manufacture and that PS4 demand may exceed supply.

Last week, PlayStation executive Andrew House confirmed that Sony was boosting sales projections for the PS4 after a favorable showing at E3.

The PS4 will launch this holiday for $400, a full $100 below Microsoft's Xbox One.

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WomanandMan2002
WomanandMan2002

Party at game stop on launch day for PS4/Xbox One with people inside and outside of Game stop with drinks food waiting for you inside gamestop

liandrikonflict
liandrikonflict

And Gamestop makes interest on your pre order money...like a bank...laughing all the way...to themselves(?)

steelmouth
steelmouth

Oh boy could this be a disaster in waiting, but good move on Sony's part if they can deliver 

bkohary
bkohary

To provide unlimited consoles, Sony will have to invent countries that pay their workers $2/day, or start training Orangutans to solder.

bkohary
bkohary

How many pre-orders are by guys who hope to make contact with Sarah Greene online?

Nminator_236
Nminator_236

"Sony has allowed us to take unlimited preorder......... 

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we will let you know when to stop preordering based on limited quantities."

What the fuck is this I don't even...........

vshingles
vshingles

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novak2k10
novak2k10

yeah terrific.. So this means the people that have lives and full time jobs who won't be standing in a 12 hour launch line... but preordered on release notice.... will wait long when supply isn't fullfilled.

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

How much is online for multiplayer on Steam or another PC service ?

Salanderr
Salanderr

I wish that I could afford this on launch day. 

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

i just hope that Sony can actually deliver with all of these preorders!!!

I just preordered mine yesterday, the Watch_Dogs Launch edition bundle thru Amazon.

Free release date delivery right to my door, with no down payment. (Unlike GameStop's $100), no credit charge (unlike Best Buy's "pending" bill that sort of holds the money in limbo until it ships, meaning you've got to have at least the money in your account till it ships...)

Amazon is out of Launch day consoles by themselves, but that's ok because i wanted Watch_Dogs anyway! What good is getting a system at launch without an awesome game to play?

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Well as long as Sony don't  shoot themselves in the foot by under-delivering. If I preordered and didn't get one I'd not be pleased. 

Elite_Bushido
Elite_Bushido

why is this news? of course theyll take preorders but it obviously doesnt mean youll be guaranteed to get it on release

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Went with Killzone Shadow Fall & Watch Dogs for launch titles, now let it snow, let it snow.

fedetaco
fedetaco

Why do people complain about paying the plus service, That's the best thing ever 18 free games , and it is constantly adding more for both VITA and PS3....How much  does it cost to buy individually Uncharted for vita and Uncharted 3 for ps3, Ninja Gaiden (vita), Gravity Rush, Little big planet 2, infamous2, Infamous1 , little big planet Carting, Deus EX, Vanquish?  Those are the games I have collected in less than a year.....

Shango4
Shango4

To all the people complaining about pay to play. Psn has been free for nearly 7 years. Sony is loosing money. Unless they make online cost money they won't be able to give us awesome features. Plus you're getting free games. Seriously guys, pay to play will be better in the long run.

Shango4
Shango4

I would only get Xbox One if Xbox Live is free.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

The PS3 launch price in the UK was around £425, now the PS4 will be £350, I wonder how much money it actually costs to make a console, it cant be that much profit for Sony surely?

suprastaruk
suprastaruk

@WomanandMan2002 About time they offered an incentive for getting off your ass and buying from the high street.

hyeroller519
hyeroller519

@liandrikonflictGamestop doesn't charge you until your order has actually shipped, so no money on interest, but they do get a boost in their 4Q projections with the guaranteed sales figures

howiex89
howiex89

@liandrikonflict theres no indication of weather there will be any stock available beyond pre orders come launch day so yeah. Nice move for gamestop

Beingomni
Beingomni

@steelmouth They won't deliver. There are always day one shortages.

venthril2112
venthril2112

@bkohary Possibly, Also remember that alot of this console is off the shelf PC hardware and not super cutting edge. Letting them create stock piles parts and assembly is mostly automated now. They could actually have been cranking theses out for quite a while

Dagus0323
Dagus0323

@bkohary they have the technology, they can rebuild them (orangutans)

flyersfam4life
flyersfam4life

@punkdsk8erdude I preordered mine on gamestops website and it cost me nothing other than that they will  no charge me until it ships to my home. No money out of pocket. Like you I also want the Watchdogs  and have be in a cant wait state since they first showed it.

puukusa
puukusa

@Elite_Bushido False. Usually retailers get preorder quotas, they are not allowed to exceed if they want to keep on doing business with manucaturer

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

@fedetaco wow you got all of those games downloaded for free thru PSN+ the past year? I'm an X360 convert to PS4 and i havent bothered with XBL Gold in over 2 years, but was already planning on paying for PSN+ with PS4 due in part to the increasing online aspect of games, but I had no qualms with paying for the service especially because Sony gives away free games.

I thought they were smaller, indie games they gave away, but you just listed some serious titles that I would've paid for!

4quarters
4quarters

@fedetaco Agreed PS+ is the best value in gaming tons of free games.Worth 10 times its value !!

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

It's not that we were used to free online play. Psn needs alot of work there. It better be top notch if we have to pay to play

Leeromain
Leeromain

You'll be surprised, i bet the console costs less than £100 in material. when we 're talking about the amount of units they will be making a year. 3,000,000 units, i suspect most of the majority of the price is to pay back the development costs from the last 4 years +  a bit of profit, 20% probably. remember last time the PS3 had a blue ray player, which was then new technology.

fedetaco
fedetaco

@punkdsk8erdude @fedetaco  and those games are the ones I liked, there are  certain genres I don't bother to download RPG for instance ( It is too much for me ) XD

fedetaco
fedetaco

@b74kd3th you are right if we pay, it should be more stable, that's it...

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

@Leeromain Yeah thats right, its exiting stuff, cant wait for more info on the PS4 up until release, happy gaming to you sir!

flyersfam4life
flyersfam4life

@sscaling @hyeroller519 @liandrikonflict No, you can preorder and they do not charge until the item ships, then they will charge the card you used to do the preorder with. Since there is no set date as yet you just need to make sure you have funds when it does.

cejay0813
cejay0813

They require a $100 down payment if you preorder in store.

Korun4869
Korun4869

@Leeromain @DeanoFantasy, Awww, such a seldom encounter, to see nice people like the both of you. Can I wish you happy gaming years forever :)?