Sony: Over one million PS4 pre-orders, 'way above' PS2 and PS3
Closing out yesterday's Sony Gamescom press conference, SCEI chief executive Andrew House announced the system's release dates. And in doing so, he also boasted that over one million pre-orders have already been placed for the PS4.
Following-up with that tease, Sony Computer Entertainment UK chief Fergal Gara revealed to VideoGamer.com that PS4 pre-orders are tracking "way over and above the [PS2 and PS3] pre-order number at launch day." Sony expects the PS4 will sell out at launch.
"We're not disclosing the exact number [of PS4 units] that we'll have on day one," Gara said. "Clearly we're working hard to satisfy a lot of countries. We mentioned 32 countries last night."
"The one comment I'll make about the pre-order number is first of all, it's greater than a million, and secondly, the UK represents a very healthy slug of that. We're undeniably seeing a sea change," he continued.
"I'm very very pleased with it, so we will be looking at sell outs in areas. We're doing everything we can to secure every last unit ... so we an do out very best to meet the demand as it stands for day one and clearly chasing there after."
Gara admitted the high demand was a problem, "but it's a good problem to have."
The PlayStation 4 is due out on November 15 in the United States and November 29 in Europe. It is retailing for $399.