If you’re dying to get your hands on the PS4 and haven’t yet secured a pre-order, you’ll be pleased to know that UK supermarket Asda is now also taking pre-orders from customers eager to be among the first to get the PS4.
Asda’s pre-order page contains some information about the new PS4 along with a release date of Christmas 2013. Speaking to VG24/7, the company clarified that it had received no confirmation from Sony on the release date for the PS4 and the date was ‘merely an estimation.’ Indeed, Sony has not yet confirmed any release date for its next generation of PlayStation, though it is widely believed that both Microsoft and Sony will have their new consoles ready in time for the all important holiday shopping season.
While it might seem a little premature to pre-order the PS4 (afterall, we have yet to actually see the console itself), GameStop in the United States reckons that there won’t be enough supply at launch to meet demand. Speaking during an earnings call, the retailer said 900,000 people have signed up for its ‘First to Know’ PS4 list. GameStop says that this is usually a pretty good indicator of preorders. The company said that while it had no word from Sony on the matter, it believes ‘demand will far outpace the supply of this product during the launch window.’
Asda is selling pre-orders for £20-a-piece.