It Might Be Time To Pre-Order Your Next-Gen Console
I know many of you out there have already made a plan to purchase either the PS4 or Xbox one when they release later this year (and possibly only next year in some cases), but how many of you have actually pre-ordered anything? Sure, we have no local pricing to go on so making that decision is a bit of a shot in the dark at the moment, but you might want to consider putting you name down just in case, if international sales are anything to go by.
In the space of two days, two massive retailers in the US of A have closed pre-orders for both the PS4 and Xbox 360. Two days ago retailer Gamestop closed orders on what they previously said was an “endless supply” of PlayStation 4’s. Right now they are the only retailers not accepting any more orders, but you can expect more of them to start shutting their doors after people scramble to get theirs booked.
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On the other side of the coin you have Best Buy, who yesterday closed pre-orders in store and online for the Xbox One. Again, other retailers are still offering orders on Microsoft’s offering, but it’s safe to say that no matter console you’re looking to buy, they’re selling out fast.
How does this apply to us? Well it shouldn’t be long before we finally get some local pricing for both the PS4 and Xbox One, and from then you can expect all-out war to get your pre-order in. Unlike the USA, we don’t get preference when it comes to large amounts of stock, so you should probably be thinking of getting your order in sooner rather than later. Granted, the USA has millions more citizens, but hell if they can manage to run out of stock there, we most certainly can here.
Just a little bit of warning before your present under the tree this Christmas ends up being socks rather than a shiny new console. That shit can happen.