If you were unable to secure a launch edition Playstation 4 from Amazon then you might want to check your email, because reports are coming in that thousands of people have been bumped up and will now be receiving launch versions of the console on November 15 (in the US).
Gamers in the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere have been receiving emails from Amazon stating that their orders have been upgraded and they’ll be getting a console on launch date. This is likely due to the fact that both Amazon and Sony were conservative with initial order placements and didn’t want to over-promise and under-deliver should additional PS4 units not be manufactured in time.
Now that Jack Tretton has confirmed that “yield rates are phenomenal” it seems they’ve been able to open the floodgates that little bit more and fill a few more orders.
This is definitely a lesson learned – it’s never too late to pre-order. Especially not when you have Tretton also telling everyone that Sony is actually holding back some consoles for launch. That said, if you want to place an order with Amazon you can do so right here.