Online retailers like Amazon sold out of their PS4 launch day editions in an alarming pace–people were snatching them up like proverbial hotcakes.
Soon after the ‘Zon introduced launch day bundles which included a PS4 console an a select game–Battlefield 4, Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack or Watch Dogs–and some also included a year of PS Plus to boot.
Like their predecessors the console-and-game bundles sold out fast as well. Then came the standard edition pre-order of the PS4, which still secures you a console, but there’s no launch day guarantee.
Thanks to a recent surge in stock straight from Sony’s assembly line, Amazon has been able to upgrade various standard edition pre-orders to launch editions, spreading joyous exultation to more than a few gamers who believed they were going to miss out on the day one action.
Users that get upgraded should get a notification by e-mail, so be sure to check your inbox.
As Sony’s Jack Tretton puts it, the new shipment is directly related to the console-maker’s current “phenomenal production yields” that will lead to the company’s most prestigious console launch in terms of its sheer size and reception.
For those gamers who have yet to pre-order and secure their PS4, Sony has you covered. Tretton also divulged that the company is keeping back some of its inventory to give consumers the chance to buy a console off stores shelves.
Millions of fans across the globe are avidly looking forward to the momentous launch, and the Japanese gaming giant might reveal even more PS4-flavored goodness at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS 2013).
No specifics on the amount of orders that will be upgraded, but Sony’s manufacturing plants are running at full speed so there might be a considerable of Amazon customers who are made very happy.
Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console will release on Nov. 15, 2013 in North America for a price point of $399.