PS4 goes on sale in UK

Eager gamers keen to get their hands on the next generation PlayStation console have begun queuing ahead of the launch at midnight. Diehard fans even camped overnight with queues forming outside the launch venue in Covent Garden yesterday afternoon.

'Phenomenal response' to PS4 release

PlayStation have described the response to the release of their next generation console as "phenomenal" ahead of its midnight release in the UK.

Fans have camped overnight for the release of the PS4 which is set to battle it out with the recently released Xbox one for superiority.

PlayStation described the response to the new console as "phenomenal". Credit: PA Wire

"The response to the PS4 has been phenomenal and we are so grateful for the support and enthusiasm we have seen from gamers who have pre-ordered, as well as those who have shown such dedication in the queue," the managing director of PlayStation, Fergal Gara, said.

"This is a launch PlayStation fans have been really looking forward to; the excitement is plain to see and the countdown is now well and truly on."

Read: GAME expecting to sell 'hundreds of PS4s a minute'

GAME expecting to sell 'hundreds of PS4s a minute'

One of the UK's leading games retailers says it is expecting to be sell hundreds of PlayStation 4 consoles a minute when it is officially released at midnight tonight.

GAME also revealed that demand for the PS4 is four times higher than it was for its predecessor the PS3.

The much-anticipated console will go head to head with the Xbox one. Credit: Sony

Excited gaming fans have been queuing ahead of its release tonight, with many camping overnight in a bid to be one of the first to get their hands on the much-anticipated console.

Ian Chambers, GAME chief digital officer, said: "Demand has been phenomenal with pre-order levels four times higher than we saw for PS3.

"We expect to be shifting hundreds of consoles a minute when we open 300 stores tonight at midnight - this really is the start of something special."

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Excited gamers queue ahead of PS4 launch

Excited gamers are continuing to queue ahead of the release of the eagerly anticipated PlayStation 4 console.

A selection of dedicated fans even camped overnight before queues began to build up outside the launch venue in London's Covent Garden earlier today.

Excited gamers queue in Covent Garden ahead of the release of the PS4. Credit: PA Wire

The PlayStation 4 officially goes on sale in the UK on Friday, but Sony has said customers who pre-ordered the machine could collect them from GAME stores a day early.

The next generation console will go head to head with Microsoft's Xbox One which launched last week.

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