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PS4 preorders sell out in the UK

Those who order now won't receive it on launch day
Wed Aug 07 2013, 15:48
Sony PlayStation 4 with controller

JAPANESE ENTERTAINMENT FIRM Sony has announced that Playstation 4 (PS4) preorders have sold out in the UK.

Seeming to suggest that the PS4 is outselling Microsoft's more expensive Xbox One console, Sony said on Wednesday that preorders for its upcoming games console have sold out, adding that those who order the PS4 now are unlikely to receive it on launch day.

Sony's PS4 preorder page is showing the console as out of stock, and it looks like the message has made its way to third-party PS4 stockists too.

Amazon is also no longer taking preorders, with its PS4 page instead displaying the message, "Due to high demand, orders placed for this PlayStation 4 console from August 6 may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory."

Toys R Us, which outed the consoles's release date as 13 December last week, has also stopped taking preorders for the console, with Asda also updating its preorder page to say that orders placed after 5 August are not guaranteed for launch day delivery.

There are likely other retailers that have stopped selling the console too, with Sony seemingly having passed on the message to all PS4 retailers.

While this seems to suggest that the PS4 is selling better than the Xbox One, the odds are in Microsoft's favour. Most recently, retailer Currys and PC World predicted that the latest Xbox will be this year's number one holiday seller, after it correctly predicted the iPad Mini's success last year. µ


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