As the launches of the PS4 and Xbox One near the early signs are showing that there could be a record amount of sales running up to the Christmas period and beyond.
At the Tokyo Game Show earlier this year, Sony's top bosses announced that they hoped sales would reach 5 million by 31 March 2014. Combine this with the tight competition by Xbox One and early predictions had sales at 10 million by at least March 2014.
However, pre-order sales have risen above all expectations for both consoles and the sales could reach this mark a lot sooner. Pre orders in Britain for the PS4 have taken up a lion's share of the list according to Sony Computer Entertainment's Vice President and Managing Director for the UK, Fergal Gara.
It also forced Gara to show his hand and explain that pre-orders already in place are 'almost certain' to get their hands on the console before Christmas.
Without a pre-order gamers may be waiting beyond the fiscal year before they can walk into a high street retailer and purchase one of the new consoles straight from the shelf. GAME are still taking pre-orders for PS4s and with just a £20 deposit they are guaranteeing that it will be delivered before Christmas - as long as you place your order soon!
The PS4 has every reason to be dominating most of the attention in the tech world with many new features for all Sony fans to enjoy.
With a new generation of gaming including enhanced graphics and social features with an improved PlayStation Store that learns from the individual gamer, Sony's promises are high.
This console is set to be the most personally defined in the world. As well as this the much derided PS3 Dualshock controller gets a severe upgrade from a more responsive, light and comfortable gaming experience.
The welcome addition of Remote Play with the PlayStation Vita will also provide a new and unknown dimension for PlayStation fans.
There is also further excitement as games exclusive to the new console will be released beside it such as DriveClub, Knack, The Crew and The Division. With exclusive gaming experience, the normal 'wait for a year' attitude when buying a new console has changed as the PS4 is instantly showing what it can do.
With demand increasing by the day as the launch nears, there is only a short time before avid gamers will get their hands on this coveted console.
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