4,200 GameStop stores holding PlayStation 4 launch events

Retailer says it is expecting thousands of fans to fill its 4,200 participating stores Thursday night to pick up next-generation console.

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More than 4,200 GameStop stores across the country will host midnight launch events for the PlayStation 4 this Thursday evening, the retailer announced today. Events will begin at 6 p.m. on November 14, with systems going on sale for customers beginning at 12:01 a.m. on November 15.

The PS4 remains sold out at GameStop, meaning only those who have reserved a unit will receive one at launch.

"Our knowledgeable associates and our unique trade programs make us the most convenient and affordable place to purchase everything that you need for a great gaming experience," SVP of merchandising at GameStop Bob Puzon said.

Yesterday, November 10, GameStop held special PS4 pre-launch events across the country, where shoppers could receive up to 90 percent bonus trade-in credit when applied to purchasing a PS4.

The PS4 midnight launch events will feature contests and prizes, as well as live music and food trucks at participating locations. Select stores will also have PS4 demo kiosks available, allowing shoppers to play the PS4 before it is officially released.

Already available at GameStop locations across the country are copies of launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall, as well as various peripherals like DualShock 4 controllers, the PlayStation Camera, and the PS4 vertical stand, among others.

GameStop will hold similar midnight launch events for the Xbox One a week later on November 21, leading up to the system's release on November 22.

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theKSMM

I'm looking forward to being out in the feeding frenzy this Thursday night!

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helldragonzer

where I pre ordered they told me to go by at 6 P.M. because that's when they start giving out the place number so that at 12 A.M. they will call each by their number, after they are done with the ones that already paid for their PS4, then they start with those that still owe their.

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DoUbLeZzMk2

Glad i ordered mine in the mall, about 50 consoles pre-ordered there, so the pre-order line wont be hell! Though i kinda wish i ordered it at bestbuy, just to see a huge ass crowd XD just to see if these midnight launches are as bad as ive heard XD

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rolla020980

Well, it might keep some Gamestops open for one more year.

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warhawk-geeby

Launch day and the Christmas rush are going to be NUTS.

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nousername66

Wait a week after launch and you will be able to walk in the store with no one there and buy a PS4. Launch events are for people wit nothing else better to do.

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warhawk-geeby

<< LINK REMOVED >> Wouldn't bank on it... When I asked around in the stores in the UK about dropping in to pick one up some said you may have to wait until January/February to even stand a chance of getting one because demand is so high.

I pre-ordered through the filth that is GAME because I was that desperate to have one in time for Christmas :'(

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Jcray21

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Funny, it is retailers saying supply is low so pre order however Sony has said Supply will be there. I have no doubt I will be able to pick up a PS4 on Friday at Walmart if it is sold out I'm sure they will have some later in the week. If sony plans on selling 3 million before year end and doesn't want people to buy a Xbox One because PS4 isn't in stock they will have plenty in stock.

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Horndawgie

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> LOL and you believe everything they tell you. I walked into BestBuy a week after the PS3 launch and there were systems packed 3 feet high. And that was when the economy was good. Nope, there will be systems available in the first few weeks. I will bet you all of Bill Gates's money.

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grbolivar

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Is really that hard to wait a couple months? I'll wait like a couple years until it gets a nice price drop LOL, meanwhile, there are a lot of PS3 games to play ;)

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sensesfail99

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> EXACTLY, its better to wait it out. Price will drop, issues will be fixed( you better believe there will be issues) and no frustration of standing in line with a bunch of crazed and stinky people, and alot more games will be out by that time. PS3 is still gona be going strong, enjoy it rather then thinking you NEED to spend your money on a new console that WILL have problems(not every single one) and just so you can have a bump up in graphics. To me, its not worth any of that, not until the price is lower, the problems are identified and theres a way to fix them without sending it in to Sony to only have them "refurbish" your console. With how high the demand is for these new consoles, you best believe theres going to be online issues....GTA5 all over again.


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daikkenaurora12

I will wait atleast a year to get a PS4 to make sure that there arent any bugs.

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sensesfail99

<< LINK REMOVED >> dont listen to this moron. There WILL be problems with the new consoles, people seem to think that just because its new, it wont have any problems. LOL yeah right. Im not saying ALL of the new consoles will have bugs or hardware issues, but there will be a good majority of them that will, its only a matter of time before they start appearing. And thats where people like us get to laugh at everyone whos going to be spending $400-$500 on the console then another... what $150 to have it "fixed" by Sony?

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AzureBonds76

<< LINK REMOVED >> You mean you forgot to pre order ?

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killafolston

Gamestop sucks!!!!!

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rolla020980

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Took in MW3, BO2, Crysis2, Skyrim and 2 older games. They had MW3 used selling for $25 and BO2 selling for $50 used, so I thought I might be able to get a decent amount on this trade, maybe toss in another $20 and get Ghosts. They offered me $14 in trade. No wonder Gamestops are closing all over the country. I will never step foot in one again after that insult.

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sensesfail99

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Next time you want to get rid of some old games and get a fair price for your games, list them on amazon or craiglist, or just sell them to a friend. You'll get a better deal then any chain store claiming you can trade in your games for cash or store credit. Food for thought.

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sensesfail99

<< LINK REMOVED >> AMEN

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It sucks to be stationed overseas. I'm glad everyone in the states can get their hands on one. Hopefully I will be able to get one soon. Enjoy folks

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rockusa662

I'm president Considering all of Sony's best ever
ok gusy

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Arbor_Vitae

"unique trade program"

I actually went into Gamestop one time to trade in a game only to find out that they would not only give me no credit for the game but that they would charge me a dollar to take it from me.

I have no respect for their trade in program.

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AzureBonds76

<< LINK REMOVED >> Arbor that's why I don't go there. The best place to buy used games is #1 gamefly if you are a member - they give 10% off 1 yr members, a 5 dollar coupon every 3 months and free shipping. Last week I picked up Far Cry 3 for 4.23 Also all the games have the DLC / codes instact as if they are new. And if you get lucky and get a new game shipped (usually ships the day before they are offically released), you can buy it for like 45 bucks. I got Skyrim this way 2 years ago. Bascially a brandnew game never used with a brandnew box.

#2 Ebay / Craiglist

The last time I went to the mall to buy games was in like 2003 where I picked up a used copy of RE:CV for the dreamcast for 7 or 8 bucks at EB.

BTW there is an Arborvitae tree growing outside of my apartment complex. Imgaine that.

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ewjiml

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Why do people bitch about Gamestop so much? We all know their trade-in / store credit / cash is a rip-off. But you should know that going in because Gamestop is essentially a video game pawn shop.

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sensesfail99

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Because MOST people are too ignorant to realize they are being stiffed. they think they are getting a good deal on trading in their stuff. Or just too lazy to go through other channels, such as ebay, amazon, gamefly, craiglist. atleast on most of those you can name your own price.

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UnstoppableKARL

Launch nights are always cold, but yall can snuggle up. *I'm out*

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Jcray21

<< LINK REMOVED >> Walmart is open 24 hours. You can hang out inside by the tvs.

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AzureBonds76

<< LINK REMOVED >> You can always run in place to practice for the Sonic-sprint you will be doing after you buy your PS4 to make sure you don't get mugged. That will keep your toasty.

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DoUbLeZzMk2

Or carry a bike chain and pretend to be Delsin Rowe lol

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rebelformetal

@UnstoppableKARL

Yea, thats why you be smart and preorder from a Gamestop thats inside of a mall, if a mall gamestop is available in your area.

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DoUbLeZzMk2

That's exactly what I did lolXD....t this is my v first mid night launch so I want even sure if they were gonna do it. ...but thank goodness they a are!

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daikkenaurora12

<< LINK REMOVED >> That is if the mall is open as well at Midnight.

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rebelformetal

I go to Gamestop and I bought a PS4, so I said hmmm that was easy....maybe too easy and it turns out I was correct. So, I get a phone call from Gamestop a month later saying "You have to buy our special bundle in order to get a PS4" and I though thats crazy because in the bundle they made me get their dumb power up rewards thing and forced me to get a game with 1 year PS+. I was going to get the game and PS+ in the first place but I didn't like how they went about it with their under-handed old switcheroo. How many people have experienced this BS and do other retail stores do these slimy tactics?

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daikkenaurora12

<< LINK REMOVED >> They arent allowed to do that.

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Nine-Eight-Nine

<< LINK REMOVED >> No retailer can force you to buy anything. You've been played.

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rebelformetal

@nine-eight-nine @rebelformetal

Nahh I don't feel like I was really "played" because I HAD TO buy the game and PS+ any ways. Sure I had to spend an extra $15 for a membership that I didn't intend to buy, but hey I still get 12 issues of game informer for about $1 each magazine plus the discounts. I got an ok deal, I just didn't like the whole surprise of it all. At the moment I was mad and thought I was getting played, but i'm ok with it now.

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sensesfail99

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol yeah... discounts...at gamestop? pfffff

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ajaychitown

PS4 is clearly the favorites among retail stores. Before Xbox One did the 180's they were on the verge to running a lot of these game compaines out of business. Thanks to Sony everyone wins.

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ssj5gotenks2099

hmmmm a thousand dollar pc or a 400$ ps4 gee hmmmmm thats such a difficult decision PLAYSTATION 4!!!! buahahahaha

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untouchables111

2 days!!! can't wait. got my games today and I've already setup the ps eye.

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rebelformetal

@untouchables111

What country do you live in? Because here in the good ol' US of A it's 3 days. On the west coast of USA it's exactly 3 days or 73 hours or 4376 minutes or 262550 seconds!

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Nine-Eight-Nine

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol, or 262550000 milliseconds!

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rebelformetal

@nine-eight-nine @rebelformetal

WOW!.....WOW!.... now where just getting cray cray over herrr. I was reading a countdown clock and it didn't show milliseconds, lol.

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DoUbLeZzMk2

This will be my first Midnight launch, and also the first and best console i will have paid with with my own well hard earned cash!!!! What can i say, hard work really does pay off!!! =,) Cant wait 3 more days!!!

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DeViLzzzWIN

Love the PS4 controller but sadly I will only get to use it by going into my local EB Games and continue to play the 2 demo games they have on the console every single day. I did not keep my pre-orders and thus will miss out on launch events and sometimes I really like geeking out and going to them. :Z

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Nine-Eight-Nine

<< LINK REMOVED >> Go along anyway, you never know, you might be lucky and grab one. Retailers always have a couple spare!

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gamist

The expression on the girl with the Santa hat explains what will happen this holiday season. XD

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daikkenaurora12

<< LINK REMOVED >> I used to work retail. I sure dont miss the holiday rush.

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Nine-Eight-Nine

<< LINK REMOVED >> She's bricking it! Hundreds of customers with their noses pushed to the door like rabid zombies, eager, just itching to get in. Yeah she's bricking it.

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DIGN

1.Me: Hmm Taco Bell or PS4?

2.Some random Spanish speaking kid: Why don't you have both?

3.Me: *orders Taco Bell PS4 Box for $5*

...

5.Profit