GameStop no longer accepting PS4 pre-orders 'due to high demand'

PS4 is no longer available for pre-order online; customers can opt to be notified if more stock becomes available.

US retailer GameStop is no longer accepting online pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, according to its website.

Listed as "currently sold out", the page prompts users to sign up to be notified if pre-orders are reopened for Sony’s upcoming next-generation console.

A GameStop spokesperson told Game Informer that "due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4".

Last month, a leaked internal GameStop memo suggested that the retailer would offer "unlimited pre-orders" until further notice.

PlayStation executive Andrew House previously revealed that Sony was boosting its sales projections for the PS4, following its positive showing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

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MrBunson
MrBunson

As long as I can get a copy of GTA V for my current console.....I can wait on next gen for a few months

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

See MS was smart and made a lot of extra consoles so this wouldn't happen. Sony has poor stock management, or they did this on purpose to  trick people that everyone is buying their console or make people want what they can't have. Mind games.

djroberts187
djroberts187

There is literally no reason to buy an xbox one over a ps4. The only reason I can imagine is if people want to keep their gamer score and avatar THAT badly. 

If these people are willing to pay $100 more for a bulkier, Kinect ladled, less powerful console just to keep a number next to a name and a little cartoon person on their tv more power to them.

I think they're idiots.

Sword403
Sword403

Both systems r cool!!! X1 had restrictions but removed most of them. PS4 is more consumer friendly but lacked exclusive games in reveal. I'm getting both'em but PS4 1st!!!

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

Nothing changes - We used to argue over the C64 and the Spectrum and then the Atari ST over the Amiga.... But we were children back then. Just think about the ages of the people who feel the need to leave pointless negative comments on Facebook!

dgnr82cool
dgnr82cool

Gamestop has stopped taking preorders for Xboxone in my area as of last week. Probably just covering their a$$es in case there aren't enough of either Xboxone or ps4 produced for the launch period.

dstv
dstv

Man its like these sites are paid off by microsoft and sony- there is an exact replica on ign except it talks about the xbox one preorders stopped at bestbuy due to "high demand"


gamer6130
gamer6130

I will wait till the beginning of next year to buy ps4. There are many awesome games coming out for the current gen this holiday season dont feel like burning my wallet.

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Well, Gamestop can only handle so many, and Sony can only make so many at one time.

mario_ps3
mario_ps3

you are the idiot ...baboso.. Tell me can you beat an i7-3770k.. with 2 x Nvidia 670..120..ssd drive..16 gigs of ddr-1866..

YesSheWill
YesSheWill

I see that the next generation of gaming will, once again, suffer from fanboyism.  Picking one console over the other does not make you smarter. It usually means that your are limited in funds, so you have to make a decision one way or the other.  The same analogy can be applied to other things in life.  For example, if one is capable of owning two vehicles, would they be the same make and model since there are a number of good cars out there with their own advantages?

maybock3000
maybock3000

order from Amazon. They have plenty of everything.

Theacealltheway
Theacealltheway

oh man i might a few bucks profit!!!

 I reserved 2 ps4

Wooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soviet330
Soviet330

Not my fault you weren't old enough to remember the people who died over the PS3 release. Same thing will happen this time, it ain't going to be pretty, so take your balls out of mommy's purse and prepare yourself.

Joseph P. Johnson
Joseph P. Johnson

yet the Xbox One is selling better than the PS4 now but GameStop is still taking their pre-orders?

Paul2004
Paul2004

Gamestop finally decided enough was enough...they wouldnt have stopped it if they could support the current pre orders so i wonder just how many pre orders they can fill on launch day.
Just goes to show that the PS4's selling well, i think the Sony exec's will have something to celebrate.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I think both consoles are going to be great. Going with the Xbox One though at launch. I think the launch/launch window exclusives are more my games. I think the Kinect 2 is going to be great and excited to see what developers will do with it.  The only unfortunate thing for me is the hardware. PS4 will be more powerful, but the PS3 was more powerful than the 360 and there wasn't much difference, if any. I think there is still a lot of confusion about the Xbox One, regarding its old policies and just the fact that they tried implementing these policies in the first place. I'll eventually get both I'm sure just like I did this generation. Hoping for some good competition. 

gohan_3
gohan_3

@GONtheSKYLORD Or it could be that the deman is so high that they cant keep up on with the production of it. It's already been stated many times more ps4's were allocated for reservation than Xone


Hydra270
Hydra270

@GONtheSKYLORD go learn supply and demand theory.

oh and its just gamestop is BIG store. and the production power of consoles they even out. its just they wernt ready for such increase in demand. 

maxload70
maxload70

@djroberts187 Illumaroom douchebag!   With better rep score accountability, trolls like you will be cast down with the sodomites!  Also, I can AFFORD a $100 bucks.  Get out of moms basement and get a job.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Sword403 lol most of the games that M$ showed for the xbone were mutliplats and a couple of ripoffs and a few exclusives that weren't ripoffs

hairdie
hairdie

@Sword403 yes id like both of them but ps4 first and yes GRAPHICS DO MATTER!

MrBunson
MrBunson

@dstv Yeah but why would they want to make it look like you can't preorder them anywhere? Then people wouldn't bother to if they thought they couldn't. Ya know?

BloodFatality
BloodFatality

@mario_ps3  that is almost the exact system im building minus the motherboard and some other shit.

hairdie
hairdie

@mario_ps3 damn right they simply dot get just how more power the cpu and gpu in pcs are. heck even a i7 920 from years ago can be clocked to 3.8 ghz easily and it hs tripple channel ddr3 and you gan get a 680 gtx of ebay for like 290 pounds .also the gpu even in ps4 is out powered by the 5870 and that was released in 2009

TacticaI
TacticaI

@YesSheWill Are you seriously branding every person who buys one of the three consoles a fanboy? And you're trying to make fanboys look bad, right? 

daviddiorio
daviddiorio

@Joseph P. Johnson Your joking right? 

fbgbdk4
fbgbdk4

@Joseph P. Johnson Do you realize that PS4 has a lot of different models that are not ranked together? There is only one Xbox model there, and four different PS4 models on the first two pages.

pinky08_09
pinky08_09

The Xbox one si not selling better than the PS4

Godly_Kongming
Godly_Kongming

@Joseph P. Johnson Where did you get that info moron?  X1 is doign horrid.  80 percent of 360 owners are switching over

Loqtus
Loqtus

@Joseph P. Johnson Maybe in U.S.A. its selling better but not in the rest of the world where people are smarter!!

ScorchTheHeghog
ScorchTheHeghog

@Joseph P. Johnson

where do you get your information from? the xbox one has never soled better since ever. thats the whole reason gamestop stoped accepting pre-orders for the Xbone in the first place is because it was doing so bad in pre-order numbers. hell the Xbox one is listed as the #25 pre ordered item at bestbuy, the #24 item is the ps4 controller, while the ps4 is the #1 item. so prey tell me how the Xbone is doing so well when its being beaten by its competitions "CONTROLLER"?


and if you dont believe me, i actually have my source right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHNNhL1v9sY

MrBunson
MrBunson

@maxload70 @djroberts187 
If you can afford $400, you can afford $500....but why pay more for a shittier console? Now if PS4 was $100 more than the Xbox1, it would make sense to pay more.

YesSheWill
YesSheWill

@TacticaI @YesSheWill Heh, my comment was not directed towards everyone.  My comment was about fanboys, and I do not believe that everyone out there is one. 

gamemaven
gamemaven

@Godly_Kongming Where on the internet does it say that? and how is that a fact? What did some no name company sample 100 Xbox 360 owners? Did you go door to door??? Be forthcoming with your facts if you even have any.

tommya06
tommya06

@Loqtus Its obviously a marketing ploy. This is standard stuff to increase hype

mosh23
mosh23

@MrBunson @maxload70 @djroberts187 i don't want to pay an extra $100 just for a console+kinect 2.0 , dead rising 3, and Cod:Ghosts. getting PS4 . hoping DR3 gets ported to PS4.

Philliprs
Philliprs

@Alexanderzx360 @pinky08_09 nope, xbox one has just 1 edition, ps4 has 5 editions (standart edition, and other editions that include another video games like battlefield 4 ) if we put all ps4 editions together they are selling more than xbox one