PS4 pre-orders placed on or after Aug 6 are no longer guaranteed on launch day (in UK).
If you reside in the UK, Sony can not guarantee that you will receive a PlayStation 4 at launch if you pre-order it.
This news came in the form of a directive sent to several UK retailers, including Amazon and ShopTo. The latter displayed the message first, which reads as follows: “Sony have confirmed all PlayStation 4 pre-orders placed from 6th August will now not be guaranteed for launch. You can still pre-order PS4 with us in case we receive cancellations and can fulfil your order for launch.”
They went on to confirm to Eurogamer that this notice applies to all European retailers.
Amazon posted a similar message, which read, “Please note – due to high demand, orders placed for the PlayStation 4 console from 6th August may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory.”
Will the decision be reversed, or is the launch date close enough that Sony cannot guarantee it again?