GameStop execs expect PS4 launch demand to 'far outpace' supply

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Sony's PlayStation 4 is still months away, but a key game retailer is already seeing pent-up demand for the next-generation console that's likely to far exceed available inventory at launch.
CNET reported Friday that executives from worldwide retailer GameStop are predicting big things for the Sony PlayStation 4, despite gamers being kept in the dark thus far about what the console will actually look like.
During its quarterly earnings call on Thursday, GameStop President Tony Bartel announced that "nearly 900,000 members" have signed up to be notified about the new console, an early indication that preorders numbers could be high.
"Although we have been given no official numbers by Sony, we do believe that demand will far outpace the supply of this product during the launch window," Bartel warned investors.
Wii U disappoints

The real question is whether or not the PlayStation 4 will have staying power beyond the initial launch - a problem GameStop is currently experiencing with Nintendo's Wii U.
Although the Wii U had stronger launch numbers than initially expected, the GameStop president described sales in the months since as "disappointing."
Bartel claims Nintendo's marketing has "not broken through the level that it needs to," citing a need to better educate consumers on the "tethered tablet" concept behind the hardware.
Even without strong Wii U sales, GameStop reported a gain in net earnings to $262.3 million, although overall revenue declined slightly from a year ago.

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CearnsyPosted:

Dyrdek
M60
640 damn that controller looks weird, still sticking with xbox i think


Probably the same as long as Xbox don't make the controllers small


I hope they don't. The design they have now is great.


They like to make there players happy so i hope they do

SynybunPosted:

Dyrdek
M60
640 damn that controller looks weird, still sticking with xbox i think


Probably the same as long as Xbox don't make the controllers small


I hope they don't. The design they have now is great.


I agree, i hope they stick with the same design. I already know they will change something about it though.

PlusnetPosted:

M60
640 damn that controller looks weird, still sticking with xbox i think


Probably the same as long as Xbox don't make the controllers small


I hope they don't. The design they have now is great.

KelcyPosted:

M60
640 damn that controller looks weird, still sticking with xbox i think


Probably the same as long as Xbox don't make the controllers small


thats what i like about xbox controllers fit my hands better than ps3

CearnsyPosted:

640 damn that controller looks weird, still sticking with xbox i think


Probably the same as long as Xbox don't make the controllers small

WokzePosted:

damn that controller looks weird, still sticking with xbox i think

SCOPosted:

Physique
Maya
Ioway Sony will be prepared. No company would let that happen.


It happened to Nintendo when the Wii first came out.


I agree with you Maya I was thinking the same thing.


Its going to be a hard desicion of what console to get, i think it will just depebd on what most of my friends get if there about the same

PhysiquePosted:

Maya
Ioway Sony will be prepared. No company would let that happen.


It happened to Nintendo when the Wii first came out.


I agree with you Maya I was thinking the same thing.

Soldier_Posted:

Ioway Sony will be prepared. No company would let that happen.


It happened to Nintendo when the Wii first came out.

KelcyPosted:

Sony will be prepared. No company would let that happen.


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