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Want a PS4 (or Xbox One) on launch? You better hurry up and pre-order NOW.

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I just want to let you guys know that if you are looking to get a next gen console on launch, you better hurry up and pre-order them.

Pre-orders just opened up in the past day and they are going fast. I already pre-ordered a ps4 on bestbuy.com but quickly went to gamestop with a buddy so I could pre-order two more. Surprisingly the two people in front of us in line were both pre-ordering a ps4. When I finally got to the counter, I asked the cashier how many others had pre-ordered at that point. I was told they couldn't disclose that information but that they had a lot of people already come by for it.

When I asked if our pre-orders would be available at launch, he guaranteed it and said each store had already established how many units they would be getting for launch and they wouldn't exceed pre-orders for that number. He then proceeded to tell me that there was only one more xbox one available and not many more ps4s. This is freaking within 24 hours of pre-orders opening, 6 months before the consoles come out.

While he wasn't allowed to tell me how many pre-orders they had received or how many they had total to give out, he did show me unknowingly. He casually pulled out a sheet and marked off a box in a section of boxes labeled "playstation 4 pre-order". There were maybe 20 boxes total and the two that I pre-ordered were maybe 14 and 15 on the list. Again, WITHIN 24 HOURS of the pre-orders being opened.

I defiantly live in a somewhat large town but not that big. Even then, the main thing this town is known for is the college, ECU. In the summer this place turns into a ghost town more or less.....


Moral of the story. If you really want to have a next gen console day one, you better get on that now. Be it for personal entertainment or a investment like myself.
Edited by Outlawed - 6/11/13 at 9:28pm
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Wow I didn't realize this was such a huge thing lol. I guess there will be money to be made in the initial out of stock period just like with the gouging there was with the PS3 at first?
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Wow I didn't realize this was such a huge thing lol. I guess there will be money to be made in the initial out of stock period just like with the gouging there was with the PS3 at first?

I pre-orderd my PS3 almost 3 months before the release and I still had to wait weeks after release to get mine. In the meantime I saw individuals selling their PS3s on ebay for thousands of dollars. I promised myself that I would be on the revenue side during the next gen release and I am just following up on that.

So yes, that is my goal. Some might say that won't happen this time around but it has happened every single console launch since ebay has been around (and probably before that via other methods). It has happened with the PS2 and then it happened again with the PS3.

At the very least, I will get my moneys worth back. Although the fact that sony and microsoft have already discussed numbers with gamestop and those numbers are being sold out within the first 24 hours of pre-orders, 6 months out from release makes me think otherwise.
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Is game stop/best buy requiring the full amount to be paid when preordering?

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Is game stop/best buy requiring the full amount to be paid when preordering?

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Gamestop and best buy require to put down atleast $100 and have it paid off by launch day



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