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access_time October 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM in Culture by Charlie Grammer

Target apologizes for cancelled PS4 pre-orders

Target tries to make good on cancelled PS4 pre-orders.

Target tries to make good on cancelled PS4 pre-orders.

Those who have been following news on PlayStation 4 pre-orders would have likely seen that, as of last Friday, Target cancelled pre-orders for the system (or, to be more accurate, certain bundles of the system).

The reason for this was explained by the company in an email, where they stated, “The release date for the video games Watch Dogs, Drive Club, The Order: 1886, and inFamous: Second Son has been delayed. As a result, Target cancelled pre-orders for Sony Playstation 4 consoles that were going to be bundled with these titles. We sincerely apologize to guests who were inconvenienced and are working directly with them to ensure they receive the console they selected by their original order date. There was no impact to Sony Playstation 4 pre-orders that were sold independently or bundled with other game titles.”

As our friends at Kotaku point out, neither Infamous: Second Son or The Order: 1886 have actually been delayed. Infamous was originally thought to be a PlayStation 4 launch game, but Sony had confirmed a while back that it would be released in early 2014. As for The Order, there was never a concrete date, and current expectations are in 2014 at the earliest.

Target is making up for the error, however. Those who ordered one of the bundles specified in the email will be getting their consoles on the release date after all, but as an apology, Target is also giving those affected a $100 e-gift card.

What are your thoughts on this situation?


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