(Updated Nov 26th) PS4 and Xbox One Pre-Order Guide


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PlayStation 4 Xbox One with Kinect

Note: This guide is a work-in-progess that we’ll continue to update as the launch dates get closer. This is for the U.S. only. Other regions may be added after launch or if we get tips from people from other regions. If you find console availability, send us an email through our contact page. Thanks!

LATEST UPDATE—NOV 26TH, 2013

PS4s are in stock on Amazon.com using this link (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/item-dispatch/?ie=UTF8&asin NULL.1=B00CMQTVQO&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&offering-id NULL.cCRSFolSP9rLUCc5ZyTunmoLbC8M7iOR6DNXbhrbp2LgSTy%252F8dsWbnLEMdHFQyrY%252BKc73Hp3Jpbne6D3Ed4saIm4fcZdItDGIohznYCWl%252BEHj3GZSlkwVg%253D%253D=1&session-id=187-3130002-0221461&submit NULL.addToCart=addToCart&tag=opr-20). Good luck! Not anymore. Sorry.

UPDATE #3

Amazon.com Amazon.com Marketplace sellers now have the launch edition available. (http://amzn NULL.to/176wuwR)

UPDATE #2

There is going to be a Kindle Fire/PS4 Knack bundle tonight at midnight (EST) on Amazon.com.

Update—Nov 14th, 2013

GameStop currently has Day One edition Xbox One bundles available. This could be your last chance to pre-order before launch.

Dead Rising bundle—$679 (http://click NULL.linksynergy NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=271758 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=7050&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.gamestop NULL.com%2Fxbox-one%2Fconsoles%2Fxbox-one-dead-rising-3-premium-bundle%2F112745)
Forza 5 bundle—$679 (http://click NULL.linksynergy NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=271758 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=7050&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.gamestop NULL.com%2Fxbox-one%2Fconsoles%2Fxbox-one-forza-5-premium-bundle%2F112743)
Ryse bundle—$679 (http://click NULL.linksynergy NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=271758 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=7050&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.gamestop NULL.com%2Fxbox-one%2Fconsoles%2Fxbox-one-ryse-premium-bundle%2F112742)

Update—Nov 7th, 2013

NCIX USA has a PS4 bundle for $569.99 available for pre-order. (http://us NULL.ncix NULL.com/products/index NULL.php?sku=91431) This bundle comes with two controllers, a copy of Killzone Shadow Fall, and one year of PlayStation Plus. Shipping is free. Don’t know if it’s a launch edition. Actually, I know next to nothing about NCIX.com, but I figured I’d share.

Editor’s note: NCIX (http://www NULL.ncix NULL.com/) is a Canadian computer retailer with seven stores in British Columbia’s Metro Vancouver area and four stores in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area. Its American website, us.ncix.com (http://us NULL.ncix NULL.com/) (linked above), serves American customers online.

Canadian customers can pre-order the PlayStation 4 from NCIX.com (http://www NULL.ncix NULL.com/products/?sku=85519) (no bundle, unfortunately) for the standard price of $399.99 CAD—however, as NCIX Canada’s initial launch batch has run out, subsequent pre-orders will reserve a unit from the next batch.

Beware—NCIX may charge a 15% restocking fee on returns. Read their ordering FAQ (U.S. (http://us NULL.ncix NULL.com/go/?customercare#dissatisfied), Canada (http://secure1 NULL.ncix NULL.com/customercare/#satisfaction)) for details.

Update—Nov 4th, 2013

The PS4 launch is just 10 days or so away, and pre-orders are all sold out. So you didn’t pre-order and you’re just going to try your luck at launch? Here are some basic tips that might increase your chances:

  • Many Best Buys, Walmarts, and GameStops are having midnight launches. Try your luck at one of them. Though rumors have it that GameStop may not be your best choice for getting a launch console because they tend to favor pre-order stock. Try Walmart or Bestbuy.
  • Line up early, as early as you think you can possibly stand. If you are not there say by 3-4pm that day for midnight, you have very little chance.
  • Regularly drive by on occasion the day before launch and judge based on the line when you want to line-up. Remember, most places are not going to get a large allotment. Probably 20-30 tops for most places.
  • Try calling various stores the day before to get a feel for interest and confirm opening times. A store will probably tell you if a lot of people have called or not and when you should line-up
  • The midnight launch did not work out for you? Target is opening at 8:00am. Head over there as early as you can and get in line.
  • Still no luck? Try Sears. Sears open at 9:00am
  • Small towns will get less allotment but there may not be much interest either. You may want to consider hitting a store in a smaller town if you live in the city.

Good luck and stay safe everyone!

Update—Nov 1st, 2013

PS4 is currently not available at any online store, nor are launch day Xbox Ones. Some retail stores may—may—have pre-orders available if you go in and check, but it’s unlikely at this point. Sony and Microsoft have both said there will be units in stores at launch, but expect quantities to be very limited.

Update—Oct 22nd, 2013

PS4 Bundle Available from Amazon.com (http://amzn NULL.to/1acPjiT)—Includes Battlefield 4 and PS Plus for $499. SOLD OUT

Target currently has PS4 pre-orders availalbe. HERE (http://www NULL.target NULL.com/p/playstation-4-console-playstation-4/-/A-14485673?ref=tgt_adv_xasd0003&afid=45344&clkid=711442376&lnm=8-9651) SOLD OUT ALREADY

Update—Oct 4th, 2013

Sam’s Club is currently accepting PS4 pre-orders. (http://www NULL.samsclub NULL.com/sams/playstation-4-console/prod10770533 NULL.ip?pid=_Aff_LS&siteID=AKGBlS8SPlM-Y NULL.YS28IMqtrHHR0A9Q3Jeg) They are saying they will ship out on the 15th, so expect to receive it shortly after launch. Nonetheless, this is likely the only place you’ll find that currently has PS4 pre-orders, so hurry!

Update—Aug 31st, 2013

PS4 controller bundle available at Amazon.com SOLD OUT!


This holiday, there are two next-gen consoles being released in Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. In the United States and Canada, the PS4 will be released November 4th, and the XB1 will be released November 23rd.

Sony has already stated they expect to sell out of PS4s this holiday, and it’s likely the XB1 will do the same. This means if you want one of these next-gen consoles at launch or for Christmas and do not want to worry about store hopping or standing in long lines, your best option is to pre-order while you still can. As you can see from the list, most stores have already sold through their initial PS4 pre-order stock.

This pre-order guide lists some of the pre-order options still available from popular online retail stores. Currently, only US online stores are listed, but we’ll continue to update the list with more information, such as stores in other regions. I only added games for the Amazon section simply because I wanted them on the guide, but it does not make sense to add them on every store since they should be easy to find.

If you know of any stores—online, in other regions, or otherwise where you can pre-order the PS4 and the XB1—please let us know in the comments!

–ONLINE STORES–

AMAZON

Pre-order Policy- You can pre-order One PS4 or XB1 as well as any combination of a console bundle. You do not have to pay until the item ships and they will not put a hold on your card or even check to see if you have the money available. Can pay for the console using gift cards while you wait for release.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

PS4 Games:

Starting Tuesday, November 12th, if you use the promo code “GR8TNESS’ you can buy 2 get 1 free on select PS4 games!

Call of Duty: Ghosts (http://amzn NULL.to/14630uq)

Killzone: Shadow Fall (http://amzn NULL.to/16KGozt)

Battlefield 4 (http://amzn NULL.to/14ZH1Wi)

Knack (http://amzn NULL.to/18YgSul)

FIFA 14 (http://amzn NULL.to/14AT280)

Drive Club (http://amzn NULL.to/1dM42mx)

Xbox One Console:

Standard Edition $499.96 (http://amzn NULL.to/146az2M)

Xbox One Games:

Call of Duty: Ghosts (http://amzn NULL.to/1dke8MN)

BattleField 4 (http://amzn NULL.to/16KGK9e)

Dead Rising Day One Edition (http://amzn NULL.to/1463aC9)

Ryse (http://amzn NULL.to/18Yhf83)

Forza 5 (http://amzn NULL.to/18YhgZO)

 

BESTBUY

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order. Day One Xbox Ones still available!

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console: SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Day One Edition (Hard to Find) $499.99 (http://click NULL.linksynergy NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=308561 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=13127&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.bestbuy NULL.com%2Fsite%2Fmicrosoft-xbox-one-day-one-edition%2F9008207 NULL.p%3Fid%3D1219013502536%2526amp%3BskuId%3D9008207) SOLD OUT

Xbox One Call of Duty Bundle $679.96 (http://click NULL.linksynergy NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=308561 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=13127&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.bestbuy NULL.com%2Fsite%2Fxbox-one-day-one-edition-bundle-call-of-duty-ghosts-12-month-subscription%2F9999210000050009 NULL.p%3Fid%3Dpcmprd208900050009%2526amp%3BskuId%3D9999210000050009) SOLD OUT

 

WALMART

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console: SOLD OUT

PS4 Game and Accessory Bundle $517.96 (http://linksynergy NULL.walmart NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=233310 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=1082&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.walmart NULL.com%2Fip%2FPS4-Console-Solution-Bundle-w-Dualshock-4-Controller-and-Game%2F24911000)

Xbox One Console: 

Xbox One Day One Solution Bundle (Game + Controller) $617.96 (http://linksynergy NULL.walmart NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=233310 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=1082&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.walmart NULL.com%2Fip%2FXbox-One-Day-One-Solution-Bundle-w-Controller-and-Game%2F24910999)

Xbox One Day One Starter (Pick One Option) $559 (http://linksynergy NULL.walmart NULL.com/fs-bin/click?id=A*cPo7ijYRI&subid=&offerid=233310 NULL.1&type=10&tmpid=1082&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.walmart NULL.com%2Fip%2FXbox-One-Day-One-Edition-Starter-Bundle-w-Choice-of-Game-or-Accessory%2F25886195)

 

KMART

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console:

Xbox One Console $499.99 (Unclear if Day One) (http://www NULL.kmart NULL.com/microsoft-xbox-one/p-018W005718399001P)

 

SEARS

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console:

Xbox One Console (Unclear if Day One) $499 (http://www NULL.sears NULL.com/microsoft-xbox-one/p-05843339000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1)

 

TARGET

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console:

Xbox One Day One Edition (Hard to Find) $499 (http://www NULL.target NULL.com/p/xbox-one-console-day-one-edition-xbox-one/-/A-14630943#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=xbox+one)

Xbox One Forza Bundle $619.97 (http://www NULL.target NULL.com/p/xbox-one-console-forza-motorsport-5-bundle-with-2-wireless-controllers-xbox-one/-/A-14644917#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=xbox+one)

 

TIGER DIRECT

PS4 Console: SOLD OUT!

PS4 Camera Bundle $459.98 (http://www NULL.tigerdirect NULL.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details NULL.asp?EdpNo=8328269&Sku=)

Ps4 Controller Bundle $459.98 (http://www NULL.tigerdirect NULL.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details NULL.asp?EdpNo=8328267&Sku=)

Xbox One Console:

Various Bundles Available- $559.98 (http://www NULL.tigerdirect NULL.com/applications/campaigns/deals NULL.asp?campaignid=2597&srkey=xbox%20one)

 

FRY’S ELECTRONICS

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console:

Xbox One Console  (Unclear if Day One)$499 (http://www NULL.frys NULL.com/product/7721518?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)

 

GAMESTOP

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console- SOLD OUT!

 

NEWEGG

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console- SOLD OUT!

 

TOYS-R-US

Pre-Order Policy- Will place a hold on account for the amount until item ships. Must have money in the account at the time of pre-order.

PS4 Console- SOLD OUT!

Xbox One Console-SOLD OUT!


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