GameStop seeing “strong demand” for PS4

Specialist games retailer GameStop claims it’s experiencing "strong demand" for PS4 news.

President Tony Bartel said 600,000 members of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards loyalty program (which has around 21 million members) have signed up to the PS4 'First to Know List', a notification service offering updates on game announcements and pre-order details.

"With only a glance at the PS4, gamers are excited and eager to know more," he said. "Within just a few weeks, more than 600,000 people have signed up, showing strong demand for this new console."

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton added: "Our goal with PlayStation 4 is to deliver inspiring and creative play experiences that gamers have never seen before. The level of enthusiasm we're seeing from GameStop customers demonstrates how the promise of PS4 is resonating with gamers, and we're looking forward to unveiling more about the new platform in the coming months."

Sony announced PS4 last month, when it confirmed plans to launch the console this “holiday” in unspecified territories. For more on the system, check out our hub for the latest PS4 coverage.




  • GrumpyArab - March 14, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    More like: "Please Sony, don't bock used games :(("
  • Arobadope - March 13, 2013 4:46 p.m.

    Meh, same thing happened with the Wii U and will likely happen to the Xbox 720, nothing to see here,
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 13, 2013 11:23 a.m.

    That's good for Sony, but (and I'm sure they know this already) those aren't necessarily customers who are going to buy it no matter what. You can safely take at least a quarter of that 600,000 and then you may have a closer approximation of the number who will actually buy it. Still, it's good that people are interested.
  • FoxdenRacing - March 13, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Agreed. "I'd like to know more" isn't the same as "I will buy!", but it's good to know there's interest.

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