GameStop seeing 'strong demand' for PlayStation 4

Retailer reveals 600,000 PowerUp Rewards members have signed up for First to Know List for upcoming next-generation platform.

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The PlayStation 4 is resonating well with GameStop shoppers. The retailer has announced that more than 600,000 of its PowerUp Rewards members have signed up for the PS4 First to Know List, indicating "strong demand" for the upcoming next-generation platform.

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"With only a glance at the PS4, gamers are excited and eager to know more," GameStop president Tony Bartel said in a statement. "Within just a few weeks, more than 600,000 people have signed up, showing strong demand for this new console."

In addition, Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton said the reaction at GameStop means the "promise of PS4 is resonating with gamers." He said more information about the platform will be shared in the coming months.

The PS4 will launch this holiday season, though Sony has yet to announce a price for the platform. GameStop is not accepting preorders for the console, and signing up for the First to Know List does not guarantee a unit at launch.

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