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Why the PlayStation 4 Is Already In High Demand

Why the PlayStation 4 Is Already In High Demand

The PlayStation 4 hasn’t even been shown off to the public yet, but already the box is on the minds of millions of people across the globe. In fact, in a recent earnings call with investors, GameStop president Tony Bartel said that his company has 900,000 people signed up for its first-to-know list on the PlayStation 4. And he expects demand to far outstrip supply of the console when it launches.

Such demand already might surprise some folks. After all, it took a long time for the PlayStation 3 to truly get off the ground and although it’ll likely end this generation with more worldwide sales than the Xbox 360, in the U.S., especially, it’s no match for Microsoft’s console.

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PlayStation 4 demand will reportedly outpace supplies at launch

PlayStation 4 demand will reportedly outpace supplies at launch

There is speculation going around that the demand for the PlayStation 4 will outpace the available supply for the console system at launch. Gamestop stated that around 900,000 of its members have signed up for its "PlayStation 4 First To Know List". While it's more of a pre-registration than it is pre-orders, Gamestop says that its lists are usually a "strong indicator" for the number of people planning on pre-ordering the device.

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Retailers already launching pre-orders for PlayStation 4

Retailers already launching pre-orders for PlayStation 4

It's only been a few days since the PlayStation 4 was officially announced, but retailers are already beginning to take pre-orders for the gaming console. In the United Kingdom, Game Retail Limited, and ShopTo are already taking pre-orders for the gaming console. With a small deposit, customers are able to reserve the PS4 just in time for the holidays. Amazon's UK website also has a dedicated PlayStation 4 section that allows people to sign-up to be notified when the PlayStation 4 is available to be pre-ordered.

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PlayStation 4 used games policy: yes and no

PlayStation 4 used games policy: yes and no

This week we've been following along with the release of the Sony PlayStation 4 and even stopped by the event to see what all the hype was about. One of the biggest questions that continues to appear is "will the PlayStation 4 play used games?" The answer seems to be yes - from what we've heard and what both Eurogamer and Engadget (amongst others) have heard, used games will function on the PlayStation 4. The question that's not been answered in any real way is: "what happens if I want to sell my PlayStation 4 games?"

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Sony CEO says PlayStation 4 “still in development”

Sony CEO says PlayStation 4 “still in development”

During Sony's PlayStation event yesterday in New York City, the company officially announced the PlayStation 4, but they still left a lot covered up, namely the actual console. Sure, they showed off the new DualShock 4 controller, as well as a few new games coming to the PS4, but the gaming console itself was MIA. It turns out that the console is actually still under development, according to Sony CEO Jack Tretton.

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PlayStation 4 console: why the box doesn’t matter

PlayStation 4 console: why the box doesn’t matter

This week Sony unveiled the essence of the PlayStation 4 with glimpses of both the controller you'll be using and the new Eye camera that'll come with it, skipping the part where you actually see the final hardware. But we know the specifications of the actual PlayStation 4 console unit, and we know how we're going to use it - so what's the big deal? The big deal is Sony's complete dismissal of the modern eyes-on presentation that the public expects here in 2013 - without something I can literally hold in my hands, the PlayStation 4 may as well be vaporware.

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PlayStation 4 will be able to play used games, says Sony

PlayStation 4 will be able to play used games, says Sony

Rumor and speculation has swirled for a bit now that Sony might block gamers from playing PS3 games on the newly-announced PlayStation 4. This was boosted by a Sony patent that was found discussing a disc and device ID that many feared indicated a method of blocking the use of used games. As it turns out, this isn't the case, with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida stating after the PS4 event earlier today that it won't block used games.

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