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PS4 Release Date Stock Details, Plus Pre-Orders Before Christmas

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PS4 Release Date pre-orders are long gone, but new stock reports from multiple retailers suggest there is still a chance to go to a PS4 midnight release to buy a console without waiting. We are also hearing about a new PS4 pre-order that promises to deliver a PlayStation 4 to you before Christmas.

Sony started taking PS4 pre-orders this summer, and as we pull within 10 days of the PS4 release date stock of pre-orders remains sold out and shoppers who are coming late to the game are scrambling to secure a PS4 for a Christmas or holiday gift.

The PS4 release date is set for November 15th and may come with a nice PS4 games deal at Target to help shoppers get up and running with the latest consoles.

If you still want to buy a PlayStation 4 on release date, or just secure one for the ultimate holiday gift, here’s where you need to go and what you need to do to avoid waiting until 2014 or paying huge eBay markups.

Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart plan to sell the PS4 on November 15th to users who didn't pre-order.

Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart plan to sell the PS4 on November 15th to users who didn’t pre-order.

While Microsoft is planning for extra stock at retailers on release day, Sony did not respond to a request for information on release day availability.

Individual retailers are more forthcoming with GameStop, Target, Walmart and Best Buy  claiming that some stores will have more consoles than pre-orders allowing for walk-in purchases on release day.

GameStop and Best Buy will hold midnight launch events for the PS4 which is the best chance for users to find a PS4 on release day without a pre-order. Target and Walmart tell NBC News they will have extra units and with many locations open 24 hours, it’s another place to try late at night. Savvy shoppers will look for the overlooked place that other gamers might overlook, like the one on the edge of town.

Many Best Buy stores will open at midnight for the PS4 release date, offering some to users who did not pre-order.

Many Best Buy stores will open at midnight for the PS4 release date, offering some units to users who did not pre-order.

Use this tool to find out if Best Buy is offering a midnight PS4 release date event. Best Buy expects lines will start at least 2 hours early, so plan to arrive early. If you are heading to Best Buy without a PS4 pre-order here’s what to expect;

Most of our stores will create two separate lines: one for pre-order customers and one for customers looking to purchase a console from the available limited quantities. Some stores may need to operate differently, however all of our stores will be utilizing signage to manage their lines along with employee assistance to ensure everyone is aware of the process throughout the day. Stores will begin to process pre-order customers prior to processing any customers looking to purchase a console.

Walmart opened up PS4 pre-orders with a delivery of December 16th last week, and the console is sold out online, but users may have luck going in to a local Walmart to make a pre-order as part of this new plan. Users must put down $40 on a PS4 pre-order at Walmart.

Read: Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Game Sharing

The PS4 arrives a week before the Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest gaming console, which is also in short supply, but should be available at some retails on a limited basis on November 22nd.

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23 Comments

  1. charles carmichael

    11/05/2013 at 11:46 am

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    • robert h

      11/05/2013 at 12:01 pm

      thank you for that, charles. gaming is not the only thing in the world.

    • Rabbitc (@RabbitC)

      11/05/2013 at 12:18 pm

      Jebus! Help us all!

      • robert h

        11/05/2013 at 3:22 pm

        its jesus.

    • imperi88

      11/05/2013 at 3:10 pm

      Please keep this to yourself.

      • Mecha75 (@ayorekka)

        11/05/2013 at 5:17 pm

        Don’t be upset when that post is used against you on judgement day.

      • MelissaBradshaw

        11/06/2013 at 12:59 pm

        Freedom of speech & religion
        Deal with it
        I’ll pray for you all o & GOD BLESS

    • brazztacks

      11/05/2013 at 5:51 pm

      Why do you people have to make everything about your beliefs. Do you really think preaching on the internet is going to sway peoples opinions. Jeebus!

      • George Lafflin

        11/05/2013 at 6:59 pm

        Jesus is my land scapper, he performed a miracle by making my lawn look amazing. His brother Paco is good too. Oh but the other Jesus doesn’t exist. There is no God, ps4 is my god

    • AndroidLag

      11/06/2013 at 11:49 am

      So we should believe in Jesus because we want everlasting life? Sounds a bit selfish and not really unconditional love eh? It should be John 3:26 believe in Jesus not because you love him but so you don’t burn in hell.

    • Ray

      11/06/2013 at 2:10 pm

      Amen.

  2. Fred

    11/05/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Wow needed that

    • Daniel Martinez

      11/07/2013 at 7:45 am

      Same here.

  3. 666

    11/05/2013 at 12:33 pm

    yes it is

  4. Dexter

    11/06/2013 at 8:41 am

    Well, if you’re going to be a douchebag and spell it wrong on purpose, the religious zealots are going to attack you back, and in doing so, you are every bit as annoying as they are.

    • Daniel Martinez

      11/07/2013 at 7:41 am

      Agreed

  5. Daniel Martinez

    11/07/2013 at 7:44 am

    And yeah, if we are going to have equality lets have it both ways. Everyone can say what they’d like. The original comment didn’t offend anyone and was definitely not an aversive thing to say. The respond to that did both, did offend people and was aversive. Grow up.

  6. Paul

    11/07/2013 at 8:02 am

    Sooo. back to the topic..

    Where was this information confirmed from?

  7. ike j

    11/07/2013 at 9:54 am

    Why are christians so f’ing stupid?

  8. FukOff

    11/07/2013 at 9:31 pm

    Gotta love athiests. The most hateful group, worse than Al-Qaeda.

    • MelissaBradshaw

      11/07/2013 at 10:50 pm

      Thumbs up

      • Marc Hill (@DonnieMarcoFoto)

        11/11/2013 at 9:55 am

        I’m an atheist and I am not remotely hateful vengeful or spiteful unless you happen to support Man UTD. In fact if you are ever in Wales please feel free to drop in for a cup of coffee and a welsh cake.

  9. truth

    11/09/2013 at 8:22 am

    I preordered in july, I still have not been confirmed for launch day… Good luck getting one peeps. this was through gamestop/ eb games

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