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Old 08-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sony suspends pre-orders for PS4, fearing Christmas stock shortages

Sonyís PlayStation 4 and Microsoftís Xbox One were announced a few months apart, but itís the latter thatís been generating the lionís share of headlines, although not always for the best of reasons. Even so, pre-orders for both consoles seem to be doing pretty well by all accounts.

For Sony, PS4 pre-orders are going so well that the company has reportedly directed major retailers in the UK to stop accepting them. As The Telegraph reports, the instruction was given in order to avoid stock shortages, particularly in the lead-up to the all-important holiday season, when the two consoles will go head-to-head in the battle for Christmas sales.

Some retailers believe that Microsoft will soon follow Sonyís lead, by instructing that pre-order books be closed for the Xbox One.

Neither console has a confirmed release date yet, although global retail giant Toys R Us apparently let the cat out of the bag a couple of weeks ago, when its website claimed that the Xbox One would be made available on 29 November, two weeks ahead of the 13 December availability date that it cited for the PS4.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like a good problem to have lol. I think with all the bad publicity XB1 has hads in the past year, PS4 will emerge winner in the market come Q1 2014.

Microsoft knows they won't sell as many units as Sony, so their announcement won't come any time soon.
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Default Re: Sony suspends pre-orders for PS4, fearing Christmas stock shortages

You realize they have retracted a lot of their bad marketing statements, right?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This is really a pleasing thing for the games addict like me. I have desperately waited for the same for a long time.
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Default Re: Sony suspends pre-orders for PS4, fearing Christmas stock shortages

Wait what? PS4's are pretty freely available nowadays (this thread was made in like.. August of last year)
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