GameStop Pre-orders for Xbox One Open Up

October 8, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Just a quick note if you don’t have an Xbox One pre-order secured yet. Starting today (October 9) GameStop will be re-opening pre-orders for the console. We suggest you don’t muck around and get in quick to secure your spot if you’d like a Xbox One on release day!

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Amazon not shipping any PS4s to non-US addresses

September 18, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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A few months ago when the Playstation 4 was officially unveiled it was possible for international gamers to order from the US Amazon store and expect to have the console delivered to them. Given that the PS4 is region free this seemed to make sense and led to lots of gamers, particularly ones from Australia and Europe, deciding to pre-order their consoles from Amazon as opposed to their local games store. The RRP on the PS4 console being the cheapest in the United States also made a big difference we’re sure!

Things don’t look so good now though with user ‘sony4life’ of reddit posting the following email from Amazon customer relations. If it is correct then any pre-orders made outside of the United States for the Playstation 4 will be cancelled (excluding APO/FPO addresses of course).

Dear [redacted],

I’m [redacted] of Amazon’s Executive Customer Relations. Jeff Bezos received your email and asked me to respond on his behalf.

I’m very sorry to hear your order was cancelled. I can definitely understand frustration and disappointment, especially since you’ve had the pre-order for a while now. I am also a big PlayStation fan, and I know how highly anticipated this launch is. Unfortunately, in this case, the information you received from our Customer Service is correct. We are unable to reinstate is order. When we were processing your pre-order, we learned it couldn’t be shipped to the shipping address you provided. Currently, we can only ship the PlayStation 4 within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses.

Normally, our software prevents international customers from ordering items that aren’t eligible to be shipped outside of the U.S. While I know this doesn’t lessen your disappointment, you can be sure, we’ll be taking a deeper look into the situation see what exactly what happened with your order. [redacted], I realize this wasn’t the resolution you were looking for, and again, I’m very sorry. We won’t really won’t be able to comment on this further, and we appreciate your understanding. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Kind Regards, [redacted]

We expect this change of stance from Amazon to gather steam in the coming days and weeks as the launch of the Playstation 4 nears and gamers who thought they had a console locked away realise they don’t… We hope you don’t get caught out like this!

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Amazon upgrades PS4 pre-orders to launch day

September 15, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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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.

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No plans for free game with Xbox One pre-order outside EU

September 1, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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A week or so back we posted that if you pre-order a Xbox One in Europe, you’ll also receive a free copy of FIFA 14 with your console. That still stands.

The thing is that we’ve been wondering the whole time what pre-order-ers in other parts of the world (ie the United States, Australia, etc) will get as a bonus if they’ve pre-ordered an Xbox One.

The answer is nothing.

Someone posed the question to Major Nelson (director of programming for Xbox at Microsoft) via reddit:

Hi MajorNelson,
Are there any plans for preorder bonuses (like FIFA 14 in EU) in other regions?

Who responded (unfortunately) as follows:

There is not

While it certainly would have been nice for Microsoft to extend the free game offer to other parts of the world, we don’t think that not doing so will do too much damage in terms of people now not buying an Xbox One whereas they would have before.

It wouldn’ve be good, but this isn’t changing our views on the console!

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Xbox One game pre-orders lagging those for the PS4

August 28, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Either more people are pre-ordering the PS4, more games are better on the PS4, or a few select Xbox One games are simply stellar, because at the moment pre-orders for Playstation 4 games are ahead of those for the Xbox One.

VGChartz has released its game pre-order numbers for both next-generation platforms for the week ended August 24 2013 and the numbers for PS4 games are clearly higher than those for Xbox One games.

While the logical conclusion to draw from this is that there is also more PS4 consoles being pre-ordered, it could also mean that PS4 gamers simply have more money to spend (they do save $100 on the purchase price of the console afterall) or that there are only a few key Xbox One games that gamers are really interested in.

What do you think is the reason for the not-insignificant difference in the numbers, and what games have you in fact pre-ordered for your chosen system?

Top 10 PS4 Pre-orders

  1. Battlefield 4 – 246,965
  2. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 240,090
  3. Killzone: Shadow Fall – 221,710
  4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 160,637
  5. Watch Dogs – 118,315
  6. Madden NFL 25 – 65,123
  7. Destiny – 44,018
  8. NBA 2K14 – 43,430
  9. Knack – 40,982
  10. FIFA Soccer 14 – 35,095

Top 10 Xbox One Pre-orders

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 229,628
  2. Battlefield 4 – 125,368
  3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 104,980
  4. Watch Dogs – 69,152
  5. Dead Rising 3 – 61,254
  6. Ryse: Son of Rome – 57,962
  7. Forza Motorsport 5 – 56,201
  8. Madden NFL 25 – 43,167
  9. Destiny – 35,627
  10. Titanfall – 27,956

Source: VGChartz

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PS4 game pre-orders leading versus Xbox One

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VGChartz’ video game pre-order numbers for the week ended August 24 2013 are in and it looks like the Playstation 4 is building a pretty sizable lead over the Xbox One, at least in the United States. This means that either:

  1. More people are pre-ordering more PS4 games because there is also more people buying PS4 consoles; or
  2. PS4 gamers are pre-ordering more games per console than their Xbox One counter-parts (is this because the games are better)?

Top 10 PS4 Pre-orders

  1. Battlefield 4 – 246,965
  2. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 240,090
  3. Killzone: Shadow Fall – 221,710
  4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 160,637
  5. Watch Dogs – 118,315
  6. Madden NFL 25 – 65,123
  7. Destiny – 44,018
  8. NBA 2K14 – 43,430
  9. Knack – 40,982
  10. FIFA Soccer 14 – 35,095

Top 10 Xbox One Pre-orders

  1. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 229,628
  2. Battlefield 4 – 125,368
  3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 104,980
  4. Watch Dogs – 69,152
  5. Dead Rising 3 – 61,254
  6. Ryse: Son of Rome – 57,962
  7. Forza Motorsport 5 – 56,201
  8. Madden NFL 25 – 43,167
  9. Destiny – 35,627
  10. Titanfall – 27,956

Either way, Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag are shaping up to be the biggest launch titles across both systems. What games have you pre-ordered for your chosen system?

Source: VGChartz

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Amazon PS4 pre-orders sell out, international shipments stop

August 24, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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We hoped you took our recent advice about having your Playstation 4 pre-order locked and loaded if you want a console come November, because it looks like Amazon has finally completely sold out.

Visit the relevant page on Amazon and you’ll be greeted with the following message:

Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.

Yes, they are officially out of stock allocations! However you might still be able to grab a console from Walmart, Target or other local retailers – so don’t stress if you still haven’t pre-ordered and want a PS4 on release day.

Also given that the Playstation 4 is region free, we know that many international (non-US gamers) were also using Amazon to secure their “Day One” PS4 consoles. The thing is that Amazon has also updated the shipping restrictions on their PS4 page too, and if they do somehow manage to get more stock, you won’t be able to order it from outside the US anyway…

Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.

PS4 Cheats will keep you updated as and when more stock becomes available!

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Sony expecting PS4 to sell-out

August 22, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Sony says that the number of pre-orders placed so far for the Playstation 4 is higher than anything it’s seen in the last 20 years, and that since August 5 it has been advising retailers not to guarantee “Day One” shipments of consoles to any customer wishing to pre-order.

The problem with pre-orders, which is a good problem to have, is that they’re very, very high. Higher than we’ve ever seen in 20 years in this business.

Speaking to Official Playstation Magazine, Sony UK VP and MD Fergal Gara also said that they’ve had to restrict deliveries to some retailers in order to “help [them] manage customer expectations and not let them down”. High numbers of pre-orders is obviously a good thing, but it could quickly turn into a PR nightmare if hundreds of thousands expect their consoles to turn up on November 15 (in the US) or November 29 (elsewhere) but don’t receive them. Sony will want to make sure things run as smoothly as possible and it seems like they doing their best to make sure that happens.

We are going to be looking at a sell-out situation and chasing demand, it’s a problem, it’s kind of a good problem to have, but it is a problem and we’re trying to manage that as responsibly as we possibly can.

PS4 Cheats’ hopes that you’ve got a console reserved for launch day, cause we have, and we’re also planning on bringing you all the cheats, codes and everything else you want to maximize the enjoyment of your new console come launch too. If you still haven’t pre-ordered, check out this link.

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European Xbox One pre-orders receive free copy of FIFA 14

August 20, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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Microsoft’s Gamescom showcase event is over and we’re still bringing you all the details (just check the front page for recent news), but it was revealed that every pre-order for a Xbox One console made in Europe will include a free copy of FIFA 14 when it ships. And if you’ve already made an order, don’t sweat it, the offer will be extended to you too!

No word yet if this kind of offer will be extended to North American or Australian and New Zealand gamers, or what the game might be – Madden NFL 25 anyone?

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Xbox One pre-orders ahead of Xbox 360 for same period

July 18, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 3 Comments

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Is the Xbox One running away with the ball?

Today Aaron Greenberg and Major Nelson have both tweeted that pre-orders for the Xbox One are trending ahead of Xbox 360 pre-orders for the same time period.

This will be welcome news for the Xbox team which has had a very tough time introducing the new Xbox One to the world (let’s be honest, they’ve made hash of it).

It’s also important to note a couple of other things:

  • The Xbox 360 launched a full year before the PS3, and had no competition as such for that time. If pre-order numbers for the Xbox One are higher now when it was in direct competition with the PS4, that’s gotta be a good thing.
  • Prior to the launch of the Xbox 360, Microsoft were coming from a second place position (with the original Xbox). This time though they are coming in as leaders from the prior generation.
  • With the expansion of social media and our ability to get news and other information from the internet these days, it’s not surprising that more people know about the new console and are prepared to pre-order one.

Anyway, it’s great news and has us pumped for the Xbox One launch in November! Have you pre-ordered?

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