PS4 Pre-orders Up From Previous Gen, Console Will Launch at “Level We’ve Never Seen Before”
SCE UK head Fergal Gara says the PS4’s launch will be their biggest ever.
Sony Computer Entertainment UK head Fergal Gara recently spoke to VG247 about the pre-order numbers of the PlayStation 4 and how the console will be the biggest launch the company has ever seen.
On being asked whether the number of PS4 pre-orders in the UK is up from the previous generation, Gara responded, “They’re spectacularly up on the last generation. The number was greater than 1 million units and the UK represents a big chunk of that. Pre-orders are incredibly healthy. They give us every confidence that this generation will get off to a stunning start.
“I think there are some naysayers out there who think console gaming’s on the way out: if you look at the pre-order numbers you’d come to a very different conclusion. There’s a certainty it’s going to start with a big bang.
“We’re very pleased with that, although there is a downside. How much stock to fulfil how much demand is now the game we’re playing. If you go back a few months, the sheer level of demand wasn’t really anticipated. It’s the biggest we’ve ever seen. A level we’ve never seen before.”
The PlayStation 4 is set to launch on November 29th in Europe.