Retailer: PlayStation 4 Will Revive the UK's Flagging Market
Posted by Sammy Barker
Pre-orders for the next generation platform performing extremely well
UK retailer GAME believes that the impending PlayStation 4 will successfully resurrect the nation’s troubled video game market. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, category director Charlotte Knight explained that pre-orders for the platform are “performing very well” at the outlet, and that the store has seen “incredible excitement and interest” in the machine.
"Just like the rest of the gaming community, we were glued to the coverage of the Sony announcement," she told the website. "We moved really quickly to get our PS4 pre-orders up and live and we saw a huge amount of excitement right from the word 'go'."
The retailer has been pushing the system extremely hard over the past couple of weeks. Our local store is dressed with PS4 posters, explaining that you can pre-order the platform now. You need to pay a £20 deposit in order to get your name listed, but if it guarantees a console at launch, we suppose that it’s worth it.
"We think that [the PS4 is] what the gaming community of the UK wants and so that's what we support," Knight continued, before adding that the system will “boost retail sales” in the region. "Despite not actually seeing the device, the impressive hardware specs and incredible-looking games were more than enough to convince fans to secure their console and avoid disappointment when it launches.”
Have you pre-ordered your PS4 yet? Do you think that it’s too early to be registering your interest in the just announced console? Let us know in the comments section below.