Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Pre-orders for PlayStation 4 are suspended

The PS4 and the Xbox One
The PS4 and the Xbox One

Retailers are halting pre-orders of the new PlayStation 4, prompting fears of a shortage at Christmas.

A high level of interest in the £349 console is leading to shops warning customers that new orders will not guarantee a machine at launch.

Asda and Amazon are warning they cannot promise availability on the release date, while Tesco is not listing the device.

Amazon states: "Due to high demand, orders placed for this PlayStation 4 console from August 6 may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory."

Stores say they also expect Microsoft to follow suit by stopping pre-orders of its £429 Xbox One in the coming days or weeks.

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