Will you be outside in the cold at midnight and will you be robbed? Find out.
The PlayStation 4 will be launching on November 15th in North America, signalling the beginning of the new generation. A GameStop manager took to Reddit to answer questions from users on pre-order numbers for the PS4 versus the Xbox One among other things.
On being asked about the number of pre-orders at his own store, the manager responded, “I think my store hit ~150 vs ~30 XBone.” He could only identify one place with more pre-orders for the Xbox One. “Yupp, the only store I saw with more XBone pre orders than PS4 was a mall store, had like 110 PS4 and 115 Xbone. Otherwise on average, there are a decent amount more PS4 pre orders.”
It of course varies from store to store, but the manager recounts that even after cancellations, there are still a large number of pre-orders remaining. “Depends on the store but yeah thats all guaranteed for day one. Sony told us to take as many as we could for 3 weeks and we had ~170 PS4’s back in July, after cancels since then, we’re at ~150 now. Idk where we’re putting them all, haha, no break room for a few days in the back.”
As for those who have pre-ordered their console, you better carry some ID when you head to the store to pick up your console. “At my store, we are requiring EVERYONE who reserved a PS4 to bring a LEGAL STATE ISSUED ID. IF your first and last name is not the first and last name the pre order is under, you cannot get it unless that person left a note in the system saying so and so can pick it up with ID.”
And those who haven’t pre-ordered the console? Get ready for the midnight haul. “So for the system, you’re going to want to get there early its store to store basis. Most will have midnights, but not all. If there is a midnight release, then you’re going to want to camp there Thursday during the day before the midnight.
“As for the games, Knack, Killzone will be sorta limited supplies, as for the AAA titles, there should be a sufficient supply. KZ and Knack are out now as well as COD so buy those now if you see them available. I know controllers will be tough to get too. As for BF4, NBA, Fifa, Madden, those are still pre-orderable, I recommend reserving one now.”
Does this information help at all with your launch day plans? Will you be pre-ordering a console now upon hearing that you’ll need to be there at midnight? Let us know in the comments below.