New PS4 UK preorders no longer guaranteed for launch

Retailers Amazon, ShopTo say Sony can no longer confirm preordered units will ship for launch.

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Gamers who preorder a PlayStation 4 in the United Kingdom are no longer guaranteed that their system will arrive for launch day, according to a new Eurogamer report.

A message from retailer ShopTo reads, "Sony have confirmed all PlayStation 4 pre-orders placed from 6th August will now not be guaranteed for launch. You can still pre-order PS4 with us in case we receive cancellations and can fulfill your order for launch."

The UK arm of Amazon confirmed a similar situation, saying that "due to high demand," PS4 orders placed on or after August 6 may not arrive on launch date. "We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory," the messages reads.

A ShopTo representative told Eurogamer that this directive stems from Sony and applies to all European retailers.

The PS4 launches worldwide this holiday season, alongside the Xbox One, though Sony has yet to announce a specific release date for its next-generation console.

Discussion

629 comments
Showtime720
Showtime720

well i preordered mine in target since most places like gamestop were done with preorder i was lucky to get a reservation card for the ps4 so i can get it on the launch :)

andyandy69
andyandy69

Well, I hope to get it on release date since I've preordered it in July for £332 at zavvi.com with 5% off. I've used code ZV16127166 when opening a new account. Saved me £18 off amazon price!

Razing Dave
Razing Dave

Typical Gamespot..always late with their news

alcaclarke
alcaclarke

wait for it....it's coming...and it's stinky.

megadaryl
megadaryl

sup with the whack playstation sup

MonkerzX
MonkerzX

There are no real good bundles out at the moment anyway, so I'm not too bothered. I can wait until some are announced, and even if they are sold out everywhere - I can wait a bit because I'm not a child! xD

Besides there's all these Steam games that need playing \o/

AshTrai
AshTrai

I will never understand why people pre-order and then buy a console on launch day. Not only is it more expensive, there are typically few games and there are always problems with the service and holes in security. 

I'll consider buying it a year down the line when all the hype has died off and only facts remain. 

Ian-Cognito
Ian-Cognito

Still waiting for Sony to stiff Europe and delay the EU launch until 2014.

They made the EU wait an extra 4 months for the launch of the PS3.

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

What's the matter Sony? Is really that hard to make a cheap piece of pot metal, stuff some low end electronics inside it, and slap a PS4 sticker on it? Sony... what a joke. Good thing I pre ordered the Xbox One you know the console that actually takes a little bit of thinking to make? Also the one that's guaranteed to ship out for all who preordered it since day one?

ScottOakley
ScottOakley

People are dying in Africa because they have no food and we are complaining about PS4 not beeing available at launch when you preorder? God, we really suck...

telaros
telaros

Why pre-order anything if it isn't guaranteed? I'd just get my money back and wait it out. It's not that impressive to begin with.

AzatiS
AzatiS

Someone  will return to his throne and i cant wait for the damage control out of it

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

Oh god, please make the facebook comments go away !

tightwad34
tightwad34

This is exactly why I don't preorder. But at least they are warning people. I got burned once when I preordered and that was it. Never again. Human errors happen too much and I don't trust any of that shit.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

If you can't guarantee your customers what they preordered, doesn't that completely negate those preorders and their meaning? Stop taking more preorders if you don't have stock. Am I missing something?

tionmedon
tionmedon

I will wait just in case the ps4 flops.......

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Good thing I pre ordered mine when they revealed it at E3 a couple hours after. Good luck getting it on launch day now lol

02050muh
02050muh

i hate facebook comment. they just didn't connect. something wrong in their brain

milomell
milomell

i hope i can get one january, but probably they will be sold out but am hoping

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

I think it will make a quite a difference for the console that is released first depending on the release window difference.

azshorty2003
azshorty2003

This thing has been a hot preorder since E3. I'm amazed it has taken This long for them to confirm that supply is starting to run low.

John Connor
John Connor

Some poor kids are going to get xbox one for christmas. Imagine the looks on their face lol

Baz Chillin
Baz Chillin

Don't mention it kid. My expectations are realistic like hell other then Sony who's lost it's edge ever since the walkman. Goodbye!

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

I just opened up a slot for one of you cause I just cancelled my PS4 pre-order. I kept my Xbox One preorder though. Combo Breaker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MarcjinJaume
MarcjinJaume

@AshTrai Maybe to prove their loyalty. What if they are not paying for the new console but for how much they enjoyed the previous one? As if the companies had earned their trust. Like a thanking gesture.

awheaten
awheaten

Look we need these people to desperately buy on ebay on Christmas...

Hal3x
Hal3x

@AshTrai Most likely getting mines in christmas probably isn't pre-ordered and not  christmas Getting it in some time Janurary or February.

Hig1134
Hig1134

@Biotasticmeat Lol at the butthurt Xbot. Trying to put a negative spin on a huge demand for the PS4. 

AshTrai
AshTrai

@ScottOakley hey, the 3rd world has their problems and the 1st world has theirs!

I mean, i have to run the cold tap for a full 10 seconds before it gets cold enough /o\

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

@tightwad34 I think if you preordered a month ago you are pretty much guaranteed a console.They should be going by the "first come,first served" policy.

devild0ogwhite
devild0ogwhite

@Mega_Skrull Morally you're right, but technically a preorder only guarantees that when a copy is available they will hold it for you (or in the case of a website, send it to you).  I actually encountered the same problem when I worked in retail during the PS2 launch when there was a huge shortage of systems compared to the demand.

AshTrai
AshTrai

@tionmedon i doubt it's gonna flop but there's probably gonna be teething problems to begin with like there always is. 

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

@D'amore Maurizio  

YEAH... They would release on Christmas Eve wouldn't they???

DVONvX
DVONvX

@Jag-T1000 ..................................................why?

devilscry
devilscry

@Mega_Skrull @devild0ogwhite same thing happened with PS2 and Xbox 360. you can still preorder one, you just have to wait in que for your them to restock. better then it would have been for a parent to walk in and request one around xmas, no chance there.