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We suppose that the reaction to the PlayStation 4 Pro could be described as mixed, but its sales seem to be off to a decent start. It's dominated the best sellers list on Amazon for some time now, and we've heard from a couple of retail sources that pre-orders are looking decent in both the UK and in the US. And now Sony has chipped in on the device's early numbers.

"I've been told, just before we had this conversation, that pre-orders in the UK are looking pretty good," Sony Europe chief Jim Ryan told trade magazine MCV. "I can't give you the numbers yet, but I'm pleasantly surprised." The executive added that the platform holder will have a "significant amount of stock" at launch and through the holidays.

The jury's still out on how well this is actually going to perform, but we suspect that as more comparison game footage gets out and the benefits for 1080p television owners are made more clear, it will continue to see a steady uptick right through until release. Sony has forecast PS4's biggest ever fiscal year, so it's clearly got some high hopes pinned on the hardware.

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