A host of UK retailers have been instructed to suspend pre-orders for day-of-release PlayStation 4 consoles.
A report in The Sun (via The Telegraph) claims that Sony can no longer guarantee that customers who pre-order the machine will get it on day of release.
Stuart Miles, editor of gadget website Pocket Lint, was quoted by the newspaper:
“The fact both consoles are released at the same time means the excitement is enormous. Both companies have had far more pre-orders than expected. This is good for both firms but they need to ensure they can meet demand. Problems longer term can seriously dent sales.”
The report also states that retailers are expecting Microsoft to make a similar demand soon regarding the Xbox One. Both consoles will be released during the Christmas period.