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PS4 Pre-orders: Best deals and bundles available now

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PS4 pre-orders are open, but where is best to buy one?

The console might be out in the US, but PS4 pre-orders are still going strong here in Blighty, with a mass of retailers all vying for your next-gen console cash.

Although day one PS4 pre-orders sold out months ago and some retailers are now not able to ship consoles until after Christmas, a number of outlets are still giving you the chance to secure your PS3 follow-on ahead of tonight's upcoming UK PS4 release date. Highlighting just how in-demand the next-gen console, interest in the PS4 is said to be double that of the rival Xbox One.

Following the announcement that more than 1 million PS4 pre-orders had already been placed by the middle of the summer, Sony has confirmed that any PS4 pre-orders placed after August 6 will not be available on the console's day of release. If, however, you are still intent on snapping up the next-gen console ahead of launch, there are many offers still available to ensure you get the most for your money - you don't even need to spend the £349 asking price.

Where can you buy the PS4? Read on to find out.

Amazon

Amazon is now offering PS4 pre-orders at the console’s E3 confirmed £349 price point. Although currently offering the console at its RRP, Amazon has promised those looking to secure the console ahead of launch, that it if lowers the price at any point, it will refund the difference. If you are after your PS4 in time for Christmas, however, you might want to look elsewhere.

“Customers who pre-order this console from November 14 will receive their consoles after Christmas," the company has stated on its PS4 product pages.

Further clarifying when eager gamers can expect their PS3 follow-ons, the company added: “Customers who pre-ordered this console from August 7 up to and including November 13 will receive their consoles before Christmas.”

PS4 Pre-orders: Amazon

GameStop

One of the best PS4 pre-orders savings of the moment, online outlet GameStop is offering PS4 pre-orders at the considerably reduced price of £329.97, a grand saving of £20.02.

Like many of its rivals GameStop is warning those after the console that PS4 pre-orders might no longer arrive by the unit's November 29 release date. The retailer's site states: "Pre-orders on PS4 placed after 1st September 2013 are not guaranteed for Launch Day. Any preorders up until 1st November are guaranteed before Christmas. After this you will be placed in a queue system."

Offering a bit more positivity, the company adds: "When you preorder the PS4, you are automatically upgraded to Express Shipping for free."

PS4 Pre-orders: GameStop

Blockbuster

Although you can no longer pre-order your console through the now defunct retailer, Blockbuster has confirmed that all PS4 pre-orders placed with the company will still be honoured.

Having originally suggested that it would not be able to honour PS4 pre-orders due to entering administration for a second time, the retailer has now flip-flopped on this statement.

"We are pleased to announce that both Microsoft and Sony have set aside Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Day 1 consoles for Blockbuster customers who have valid pre-orders,” an official statement from the company has today stated.

"To ensure Microsoft and Sony supply you with your console please complete the form at the following link by midnight on Thursday 7th November - http://survey.blockbuster.co.uk/s3/nextgen.”

Toys R Us

Having offered the best PS4 pre-order discounts to let you pinch the pennies, Toys R Us has now closed its early offering of the next-gen console. Despite being out of day one pre-order stock, the retailer is still listing the PS4 price at a reduced £339.99, £10 cheaper that the console's RRP.

Since Sony's day one unavailability announcement, the retailer has closed its PS4 pre-orders stating simply "PS4 pre-orders sold out." That said, the continued low price suggests the toy store will offer this reduced price after launch too.

Offering a small glimmer of hope to those who have yet to secure their PS4 pre-order, the Toys R Us advanced order page is now letting wannabe owners to "Register to receive an email when available."

PS4 Pre-orders: Toys R Us

Game

Offering multiple PS4 pre-order options, high street retailer Game will let you secure a standalone PS4 console, or the next-gen device bundled with a couple of games. It has failed to acknowledge the lack of day one availability at present.

Although stating the PS4 price at the £349 RRP, Game only requires a £20 deposit for you to reserve your console ahead of launch. With the precise PS4 release date still up in the air, Game has listed the Xbox One rival alongside a “X-mas 2013” launch window.

Again only requiring a £20 deposit with the full balance to be paid ahead of launch, Game’s PS4 games bundle will see the PS3 follow-on hit your doorstep with a copy of Killzone Shadow Fall and Drive Club in tow. A finalised price for this game bundle has yet to be announced.

PS4 Pre-orders: Game

Zavvi

Undercutting its rivals, Zavvi is offering a marginally reduced PS4 price for those pre-ordering the console. And when we say marginal, we really do mean it.

Shaving a full five pence of the console’s price, Zavvi based PS4 pre-orders will see gamers pay ‘just’ £348.95. What’s more, unlike some retailers demanding full, upfront payment, the former high street presence has stated: “Payment will not be taken until dispatch.”

Again offing a price promise that could come in useful as competition between sellers increases and fees potentially tumble, Zavvi has revealed: “Order this product with us today and if we reduce the price between taking your order and the release date, we will charge you the lower price!”

Although still accepting PS4 pre-orders, the retailer now states on its website: "Orders place from 6th Aug may be received after release date."

PS4 Pre-orders: Zavvi

ShopTo

The PS4 has topped the company’s pre-orders list repeatedly since its unveiling and ShopTo has no plans to halt its pre-orders even though day one stock might not be available.

A statement on the ShopTo PS4 pre-order pages now reads: “Please note that Sony have confirmed all PlayStation 4 pre-orders placed from August 6 will now not be guaranteed for launch. You can still pre-order PS4 with us in case we receive cancellations and can fulfil your order for launch.”

Another retailer to offer the PS4 with a microscopic discount, pre-ordering the console from ShopTo will save you a full two pence off the retail price. PS4 pre-orders through this online retailer will set you back £348.98. What's more, the company will let you change your mind at any time between ordering the next-gen Sony console and the device being shipped to your door. ShopTo has stated: “You will not be charged until the item is dispatched. You may cancel the pre-order any time before dispatch.”

PS4 Pre-orders: ShopTo

While a number of other retailers had previously offered PS4 pre-orders, many have now stopped accepting advanced purchases for the eagerly awaited console. While Sony itself is no longer accepting PS4 pre-orders, both Tesco Sainsbury's have also close their PS4 pages.

More to Follow: We will continue to update this post with all the latest PS4 pre-order deals as they emerge.

Read More: Xbox One pre-orders

Go to comments

SCL411

June 13, 2013, 1:04 pm

Edited - posted in error!

SCL411

June 13, 2013, 1:25 pm

Am not quite sure what you mean regarding the Amazon bit:

"Unlike some, however, pre-ordering the PS4 from Amazon will see you forced to fork out the full £349 up front, with no nominal reservation fees able to be paid off at a later date ahead of launch."

Amazon don't take any payment "up front" on orders or pre-orders prior to dispatch. I pre-ordered my PS4 a couple of days ago from them and no payment has been taken. Did you mean that as no deposit is required, the whole amount will need to be paid upon dispatch?

Sachin Thakur

June 13, 2013, 10:26 pm

Exactly. Amazon doesn't charge a penny until dispatch.

Alex Porter

June 14, 2013, 12:31 am

Yep seriously TR your integrity is over and over more in doubt, Amazon NEVER charge until dispatch! Sort out your sloppy journalism please. NOW!

Miguel

June 15, 2013, 9:43 am

Can someone explain me how the price for UK is 349 pounds but the price in euros is the same as the price in dollars (399€)? The price in euros should also be converted...

Martina L

June 30, 2013, 1:59 pm

Actually it's £332 at zavvi.com. You can preorder it with 5% off by using code ZV16127166 when opening a new account. Saved me £18 off amazon price!

Martina L

June 30, 2013, 2:00 pm

Companies earn extra money on currency conversions.

Alan Prelog

July 16, 2013, 2:07 pm

Wow, sweet deal! I've added a few games and blu-rays and saved £27.28. THANK YOU!!!!!

Guest

July 26, 2013, 3:25 pm

Yup, TR have you ever bought anything from Amazon???

To quote their email on pre-orders: "You haven't been charged for this item yet as we don't debit money from your payment card until just before your items are dispatched."

Matthew Bunton

July 26, 2013, 3:25 pm

The Toys R Us discount was reported weeks ago by other sites but unfortunately doesn't work as the 10% off doesn't apply to pre orders.

As others have said Amazon only charge upon dispatch not when you order. Their other advantage is if a product reduces in price before launch you will pay that lower price. However on this occasion a price drop is unlikely to happen.

Furthermore Amazon offer a 28 day no quibble return policy which I feel is excellent and have used many times.

Kodie Collings

September 13, 2013, 5:24 pm

Also as some places charge tax after the cost

refresher

September 25, 2013, 11:26 am

Insightful info but written purely for SEO gains, to get links to
justify the big Santander advert! PS3 follow-on written twice like we
don't know the PS4 is the follow on to the PS3! PS4 written 57 times! I remember when content was human content and not robot content.

Squalidskies

October 11, 2013, 3:05 pm

Might want to edit the Asda comment mate. Just got my email and it needs to be paid for by 28/10 to secure one for day 1.

AMANDA

October 15, 2013, 9:28 pm

Is there ANY retailers still accepting pre orders????? HELP

Kiren

October 18, 2013, 1:13 am

Best place is to try Game they maybe still accepting but not guarantee fist day pursues unless you que up at midnight you may have a chance

robert s

October 18, 2013, 8:10 pm

I never bothered pre-ordering the ps4 I am quite happy to wait till after the 29th so I can walk in any shop and buy one and I am glad coz with watchdogs and driveclub now delayed I am in no panic for it.

B

October 28, 2013, 10:10 pm

good luck with that. if you didnt pre order you might have to wait at LEAST another month.

robert s

October 29, 2013, 2:44 pm

happy to wait till next year so don't need luck just patience whats the rush.

BlackBeard

October 30, 2013, 5:47 pm

you can actually get the 5% discount on zavvi if you use the code ZV23221923 when you first make an account. PS4 will be 331 pounds

James Gadbury

October 30, 2013, 10:29 pm

I believe pre-orders are open again at Zavvi, Gameseek and ShopTo for launch day delivery. See here: http://community.eu.playstatio...

Chang

November 1, 2013, 12:32 am

Better to buy it during the christmas time i guess..

David Wallace

November 4, 2013, 2:01 am

Wtf euros? Americans would like to know also. Americans are the ones buying the bulk of em.

Zak

November 8, 2013, 3:50 pm

Typical big headed American there's other countries in the world and in my opinion the Far East particularly Japan will be buying the 'bulk of them' stop your moning

anon

November 9, 2013, 2:45 am

Im from American and I do not condone Davids behavior

David Wallace

November 9, 2013, 7:34 pm

First off there is nothing typical about me. And I wish there wasn't anything American about me either. But the artical is in English.....which means the intended audience is 350,000 Americans and maybe some Canadians. Europe only has a hand full of English speaking countries. A little curtesy with the US currency in parenthesis could have saved both of us a post on the comments.

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