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Seems like PS5 is facing major pre-order cancelation problems.

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/10/23/report-ps5-preorder-cancellations/#:~:text=Another%20Twitter%20user%20who%20preordered,to%20a%20lot%20of%20people.%E2%80%9D

Is Sony with difficulties to ship enough, are buyers unsatisfied with the reveals, have stores put more pre-orders than they had ordered?

What does it means for the launch numbers and until March shipments?



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God awful title.

"Reports are going around regarding cancelled preorders for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apparently, several customers are receiving cancellation notices from GameStop and Target."

The article is about stores cancelling peoples (Both systems) pre orders. As opposed to reading as people who ordered the PS5 are cancelling them.

Last edited by Bandorr - on 27 October 2020

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Bandorr said:

God awful title.

"Reports are going around regarding cancelled preorders for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apparently, several customers are receiving cancellation notices from GameStop and Target."

The article is about stores cancelling peoples (Both systems) pre orders. As opposed to reading as people who ordered the PS5 are cancelling them.

Several articles that I saw used titles that let people thinking that users are doing massive cancel of their own preorders instead of stores doing it.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

I know one Japanese analyst that's going to be disappointed.



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Bandorr said:

God awful title.

"Reports are going around regarding cancelled preorders for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apparently, several customers are receiving cancellation notices from GameStop and Target."

The article is about stores cancelling peoples (Both systems) pre orders. As opposed to reading as people who ordered the PS5 are cancelling them.

and this was known since a couple of weeks ago that retailers were gonna cancel some pre-orders because of stock issues.



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DonFerrari said:
Bandorr said:

God awful title.

"Reports are going around regarding cancelled preorders for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apparently, several customers are receiving cancellation notices from GameStop and Target."

The article is about stores cancelling peoples (Both systems) pre orders. As opposed to reading as people who ordered the PS5 are cancelling them.

Several articles that I saw used titles that let people thinking that users are doing massive cancel of their own preorders instead of stores doing it.

clickbait 101.  Nothing new with media outlets.



finalrpgfantasy said:
Bandorr said:

God awful title.

"Reports are going around regarding cancelled preorders for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apparently, several customers are receiving cancellation notices from GameStop and Target."

The article is about stores cancelling peoples (Both systems) pre orders. As opposed to reading as people who ordered the PS5 are cancelling them.

and this was known since a couple of weeks ago that retailers were gonna cancel some pre-orders because of stock issues.

Yep that's why I check mine every day. I was lucky to get a chance at two.  I'll cancel one if I get a guarantee on the other.  I'm not even sure I will get a guarantee. I think they will just ship them out without word.



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Bandorr said:
finalrpgfantasy said:

and this was known since a couple of weeks ago that retailers were gonna cancel some pre-orders because of stock issues.

Yep that's why I check mine every day. I was lucky to get a chance at two.  I'll cancel one if I get a guarantee on the other.  I'm not even sure I will get a guarantee. I think they will just ship them out without word.

I wouldn't cancel if I were you. Worst case you could see if a friend that wanted weren't able to get and resell to him without profit.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
Bandorr said:

Yep that's why I check mine every day. I was lucky to get a chance at two.  I'll cancel one if I get a guarantee on the other.  I'm not even sure I will get a guarantee. I think they will just ship them out without word.

I wouldn't cancel if I were you. Worst case you could see if a friend that wanted weren't able to get and resell to him without profit.

I did offer a friend that offer. They are unsure have to check with the wife etc.

I'm not going to scalp it so keeping it is a potential for a loss.

And as far as the thread goes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sony-playstation-5/sony-seeing-very-considerable-ps5-demand-ahead-of-launch-idUSKBN27C2P5?il=0&source=news_body_link

"Jim Ryan says that the company has pre-sold as many PS5 units in the first 12 hours of availability as it did in the first 12 weeks for the PS4."

“It may be that not everybody who wants to buy a PS5 on launch day will be able to find one"

And I remember how hard the PS4 was to find. People waited in long ass lines to get one.



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DonFerrari said:
Bandorr said:

God awful title.

"Reports are going around regarding cancelled preorders for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apparently, several customers are receiving cancellation notices from GameStop and Target."

The article is about stores cancelling peoples (Both systems) pre orders. As opposed to reading as people who ordered the PS5 are cancelling them.

Several articles that I saw used titles that let people thinking that users are doing massive cancel of their own preorders instead of stores doing it.

The impression I got was that people are cancelling their preorders. Please edit the title to give people a better idea of what's going on.