As we reported last week, Sony have imposed a UK-wide limit on PS4 pre-orders, meaning that if you haven’t ordered your PS4 as of today, then you might end up missing out on receiving the system on launch day.
According to Eurogamer, an announcement was made to UK retailers including Amazon and ShopTo, with ShopTo posting on their website:
Sony have confirmed all PlayStation 4 pre-orders placed from 6th August will now not be guaranteed for launch. You can still pre-order PS4 with us in case we receive cancellations and can fulfil your order for launch.
The retailer then confirmed to Eurogamer that this applies to any and all European retailers, with Amazon soon posting a similar message:
Please note – due to high demand, orders placed for the PlayStation 4 console from 6th August may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory.
I’m glad I pre-ordered my PS4 after hearing these claims last week, though I feel as though I’ll be missing out on many bundles announced closer to release by having to order so early.
Exactly which date the PS4 will launch on is still up in the air, hopefully we’ll hear more at Gamescom in just under two weeks time.