Sony’s PS4 Pre-Order Limit Now In Place

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.



  1. Got my pre-order in after e3. Just hope it doesn’t go missing from the post office like my launch day ps3.

  2. Im with Amazon but I have no idea what game to pre-order yet.

    • Same here. Pre ordered mine from on the 11th of June but can’t decide if I should order a game or not.
      My dilemma is that I want to import the game from the UK to make sure I get english text and voices but that would mean I get the game a day after my PS4 arrives. Now I could survive a day by downloading DriveClub through PS+ but my connection is very slow, which means I could end up staring at a download bar for hours (especially during the launch network traffic peak) with nothing else to play.
      Alternatively I have to suck it up and go for the German releases of Watch_Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4 and hope they come with the English text and voices when the PS4 is running with English as system language…

      Does anyone have any experience with Ubisoft games when it comes to the number of languages that come with a German / European release?

      • i have no idea about ubisoft, but i know that naughty dog, capcom and most of the big releases from the big companies are in multiple languages, as are most from sony develpoers. the really big games like fallout, final fantasy and GTA are usually only in one language though. amazon should tell you which languages are on the disc anyway, or alternatively just buy it from a shop with a return policy if it’s not in english.

  3. Oops. I didn’t believe the rumours, assumed it was just a rumour Sony created to drum up a few more pre-orders.
    I know a lot of people have more than one pre-order placed, so I know there will be plenty of cancellations. I’m still waiting for the bundles to be announced before I make any decisions, so probably at gamescom I’ll be deciding what I want to do.

  4. I’d figured there’d be details of bundles announced with the release date at gamescom so had been waiting for that. Arse.

    • Why arse? You can just cancel pre orders from amazon whenever you want, no charge…

  5. As mentioned before, I’ve got two pre-ordered and quite a few games. I can always cancel nearer the time.
    If there really is a problem with availability then maybe I’ll get both and sell one on Ebay!!!

    • Good idea but I would never risk that amount of money. Probs doesn’t bode well if I wanna go into finance lol.

      I have mine pre ordered from Amazon but will likely cancel as I feel a Summer 2014 purchase would be much better.

  6. Damn should’ve preordered early, was waiting for an exact date before preordering. Left it too late :( .

  7. Weird that they pin this on a date and not on actual pre order numbers.
    If 20 million people pre ordered between their announcement and yesterday, they surely wouldn’t have been able to fulfill these orders anyways…

  8. Pre-ordered with Shopto. Think I read on the site you’d be able to upgrade your pre-order to bundle packages as they are announced?

    • Hope so ordered mine feb 21st :D but would prefer a bundle deal.

    • I asked a question on Shopto’s account issues system about upgrading to a bundle and not losing my place in the queue……… I got this response

      Hi Daniel,

      As any bundle added would be considered a new item on the site this unfortunately would not be possible. I’d keep an eye on the site over the course of E3 as any new information released will be updated on our website right away.


      hopefully they have changed that though!

  9. Build more consoles?

    • There’s only so many consoles you can build within a timeframe.

      Not everyone has access to mass cloning tools from the future :)

  10. Got mine pre-ordered somewhere… Zavvi, maybe? I can’t remember.

    Thinking it’s about time I went and camped out for a launch party, though.

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