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Promised PS4 Stock Availability Pushes System into Amazon UK's Top Ten

Posted by Sammy Barker

January sales look set to start strong

While it’s common for New Year’s resolutions to centre on trivial tasks such as weight loss and self improvement, we suspect that there are a few of you with something different in mind for 2014. It can’t have been easy to stomach Christmas without Killzone: Shadow Fall, and so we guarantee that there are a handful of people reading that have made it their mission to snag a PlayStation 4 over the coming 12 months.

Fortunately, the ever dependable folks over at Amazon.co.uk have made that achievable for you, confirming that it will have new stock of Sony’s super machine available on 10th January. And following our report on the matter, we’ve watched the device climb up the Best Sellers rankings and settle in eighth position over the past few days. Not bad for a system that’s still technically, y’know, out of stock.

The package that appears to be drawing the most attention is the one collating Guerrilla Games’ abovementioned first-person shooter, but if you miss out on that one, it’s worth noting that the Knack option is available to pre-order, too. Sony announced earlier today that it has sold over 500,000 next-gen consoles in the UK to date, and we suspect that that number's only going to continue to increase over the coming weeks. Happy huntin'.

[via amazon.co.uk]

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robertcram

#1

robertcram said:

A highly sort after marvellous piece of technical prowess that had a ton of pre-orders and mass appeal from the UK gaming community. Neatly wrapped and packaged with that attractive and well constructed price. Was there ever any doubt?

Itachi

#2

Itachi said:

I'm really glad Sony chose to put the gamers and developers 1st this time. In the beginning when they were saying all that stuff I thought it was just talk, but to see it in action has me truly impressed. They could have easily made the price $500 and seen more of a profit and it still would have sold phenomenal. Some people say it was to under cut Xbox One and that could be true, but the bottom line is the price is consumer friendly so now more people can afford one. That's obviously contributing to the massive sales. For the record, Xbox One aint doing too bad either though it's not my taste.

BornOfEvil

#3

BornOfEvil said:

@Itachi They decided to remove the camera from the sku and drop the price prior to E3, which is what I'm constantly trying to hammer into the heads of Xbots whenever they say Sony made the decision after Microsoft revealed the 'bones price.

And I agree, I have no doubt that the PS4 would still be doing well even if Sony hadn't removed the camera. If they kept the camera in, they'd be seeing a $40 profit for each system, plus another $60-$120 for PlayStation Camera and/or DualShock 4 sales - which would put them in a very good position.

Itachi

#4

Itachi said:

@BornOfEvil The sad thing about it is i support almost every platform; PC, 3DS, Wii U, Mobile, Vita, and of course PlayStation which I love. All platforms except Xbox One. I was even digging the 360 at one point but I cannot find a single thing I like about Xbox One. Everything from the look and feel of the console is so opposite of the gaming culture. Don't even get me started on the Kinect and all those horrible policies they tried to enforce, but I'm glad Sony decided to remove the camera.

Personally I don't think cameras belong on consoles and seem more like an invasion of privacy to me. Maybe someday down the line I may be willing to warm up to the idea of PS Eye because of Sony's more modest approach, but it all depends on many different factors. For now I'm good with a controller.

BornOfEvil

#5

BornOfEvil said:

@Itachi I used to like the Xbox once, but then the 360 changed all that. All these years and Microsoft still hasn't released an exclusive that even partially interests me, yet I still managed to obtain a 360 - I didn't pay for it, of course.

I'm with you on their policies, I wasn't interested in the Xbox brand after the 360, but all that DRM nonsense pissed me off. Especially when people actually defended Microsoft for it. This is supposed to be the land of the free, yet so many people were ready and willing to throw their consumer rights away.

While I don't mind cameras, what I do mind is products being forced on people like Microsoft is doing with the Kinect. They keep going on about how "it's an integral part of the console" or what, yet they haven't shown anything that makes its inclusion seem worth it.

Itachi

#6

Itachi said:

@BornOfEvil When they talk about the Kinect all they ever talk about is voice commands. Yet PS4 can do voice commands as well but doesn't even need the camera to do it. I thought the big attraction for the Kinect was it's motion controls and this was to somehow revolutionize gaming. Yet all it seems good for is navigating the all those menus and isn't even accurate at that. Motion controls are a like a glass half full. There is a practical use for it but the tech for that use hasn't arrived yet. The only way I could see motion controls really moving the industry forward is with the inclusion of VR like Sony is rumored to be working on. For now it's only good for navigating the menu screen and party games. That is not worth an extra hundred dollars.

BornOfEvil

#7

BornOfEvil said:

@Itachi People have been doing that a lot. IGN goes on about how the Xbone can use the "infinite power of the cloud", but completely forget about Gaikai. People make a big deal about the Xbone's voice controls, but seem to forget that the PS4 has the same features.

get2sammybAdmin

#8

get2sammyb said:

@BornOfEvil I must admit, I think it's interesting that they 'quietly' announced the voice controls for Tomb Raider. If that's really all they're going to use Kinect for, then it's not an enormous selling point in my opinion. Having said that, Sony should really expand the number of voice controls you can use on the PS4's dashboard, as I find they work quite well.

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