GAME – Now taking PS3 pre-orders
- Updated: February 12, 2007
From 12pm today my nearest GAME store (Cheapside, London, EC1) started taking PS3 pre-orders.
The pre-order process:
- Completion of 2 forms (name, address, GAME loyalty card number…) – You keep 1 of the forms.
- Selecting which software/peripherals you would like – Not necessary if you just want the console.
- Deposit of Â£50 – Fully refundable at any time before 23rd March 07 (launch day).
The GAME website says it intends to start taking pre-orders this week.
When entering the store I joined the long queue which I thought was for the PS3 pre-orders, but turned out to be people waiting for the latest batch of Wii consoles to arrive! In reality there were only 3 of us wanting a PS3. However, there weren’t any signs up in the store saying that you could pre-order a PS3, so maybe people just didn’t know they could. Or does this indeed reflect the lack of interest in Sony’s expensive waffle iron?
At least Sony is giving out free Blu-ray disks of Casino Royal to the first 500,000 European PS3 that are registered on the Playstation Network. It’s about time Sony gave Europe some love!
Update 13th Feb: Pre-order signs up in the Canary Wharf GAME store now and I just got an email about pre-ordering via GAME.co.uk. Also HMV (Canary Wharf) has PS3 pre-order signs up too although it requires a Â£100 deposit. Finally British Gaming Blog is reporting that you can pre-order your PS3 on Amazon.co.uk from 9am on the 15th Feb 07 until their stock allocation is filled.