Sony had earlier revealed that the PS4 had more than 1 million preorders worldwide at E3 this year. The numbers are certainly impressive and shows the positive word-of-mouth the system has in the market right now.
SCE UK and Ireland’s Feral Gara talked a little about how the UK market has contributed significantly to the overall preorder numbers. While he didn’t reveal the exact numbers in an interview with Edge, he did say that the region was a “heavy lifter” when it comes to preorders.
“I have got a number but I’m not giving out the UK number. You heard from Andy House at Gamescom that we had surpassed a million preorders in the world at that stage and the UK is a heavy lifter in that number. It’s a substantial proportion,” he revealed.
He also predicted the market behavior where there’s a high chance that the enormous PS4 preorders in the UK will actually convert into sales and he gave an example of how GTA 5 managed to achieve it.
“It’s a familiar way of ordering product here in the UK. If you look at GTAV for example – the enormous pre-orders numbers have converted into enormous sales. It’s an established habit and a very good indicator of demand.”
The PS4 looks set to be on track for a massive launch when it comes out on November 15th in the US and November 29th in the EU.
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