PS4 pre-order "flood-gates" are open as GameStop gets "unlimited" allocation

Ben Parfitt
PS4 pre-order

It doesn’t seem as if Sony is too concerned about possible launch day shortages for the PS4.

GameTrailers has obtained a memo sent out to GameStop stores last week that told managers, effectively, that there is no current cap on the number of PS4 pre-orders they an receive.

“Starting now, through this weekend and until further notice, Sony has allowed us to take unlimited preorders beyond your current allotments,” the memo reads. “In other-words, the flood-gates are open for PS4 system reserves, we will let you know when to stop pre-ordering based on limited quantities.

GameStop has also seen its Xbox One allocations upped, although anecdotal evidence suggests that PS4 is attracting far more consumer interest at the moment.

One US store allegedly had an allocation of 24 PS4s at first. This was raised to 138 last week and is now officially unlimited. The same store currently has an Xbox One allocation of 18 units.

At the time GameTrailers spoke to store reps the outlet had received 66 PS4 pre-orders and 12 Xbox One pre-orders.

The news seems somewhat a odds with claims earlier this month that PS4 may face supply issues at launch, but is of course welcome nonetheless.

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Tags: Sony , Retail , pre-orders , Xbox One , playstation 4 , PS4 , gamestop , allocations , flood-gates

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