How to buy a PS4 without pre-order

28 November 2013

ps4If you've suddenly decided that you want a PlayStation 4 and haven't pre-ordered one, fear not, as we've got a handy How To guide on the places you can pick one up before Christmas.

You can still order a PS4 from Amazon.co.uk as part of a bundle, but you'll have to hurry yourself up as the postal service is about to start slowing up under the festive mentalness.

Loads of shops will have limited numbers of the console too, on a first come first served based.

Asda, Tesco, Argos and GAME have promised to have stock if you're in a rush, but you can expect queues from gaming lunatics who like to stand in lines to prove how much they care about these matters. It'd be worth finding a store that is close enough to a pub, so you can at least get drunk before you queue or, indeed, have somewhere to sit if you decide against it at the last minute.

Tesco are being cagey, but they'll be announcing their stores on this page so you can find the nearest one with PS4 stock. Argos, meanwhile, are allowing you to reserve one at this page, but they're for collection only. Game haven't gone into details yet, but check here throughout the day.

O2 are giving away PS4s with a new £52 a month contract on the day of release. The O2 deal requires an £89.99 up-front cost and you get some games with it too. You will be lumbered with a Sony Xperia Z1 phone too. Participating O2 stores can be found here.

Asda, meanwhile, have announced which stores will have PS4 stock. They're open from midnight and limit purchases to 1 per customer. The list is rather long, so click over the jump to see which store near you will have a PS4 for you, should you want to pick one up in person on the day of release. For the rest of Europe, click here.

A

Aberdeen Beach (Open from 8am)
Aintree
Andover
Antrim
Ashington
Ashton
Ayr

B

Barnsley
Barrow
Bedminster
Benton
Blackpool
Blyth
Bodmin
Boldon
Bootle
Boston
Bournemouth
Bradford
Bridge of Dee
Bridgend (Open from 7am)
Burnden Park

C

Cardiff
Carlisle
Chatham
Chesser
Clapham Junction
Clydebank
Coleraine (Open from 8am)
Colne
Corby
Coventry
Crewe (Open from 7am)
Cumbernauld
Cwmbran

D

Derby
Doncaster
Donnington Wood
Dumbarton
Dunfermline
Dunstable (Open from 7am)
Dyce (Open from 8am)

E

Eastgate
Eastlands
Eastleigh
Edinburgh
Elgin
Ellesmere Port
Enniskillen

F

Falmouth
Fareham
Farnborough
Feltham
Ferring (Open from 6am)
Fleetwood

G

Galashiels
Gateshead
Glasshoughton
Glenrothes
Gloucester
Gosforth
Govan
Grangemouth
Gravesend
Great Bridge
Grimsby

H

Halifax
Hamilton
Hartlepool
Havant
Hereford
High Wycombe
Horwich
Huddersfield
Hull Mount Pleasant (Open from 7am)
Hulme (Open from 6am)
Hunts Cross
Huyton
Hyde
Hyson Green (Open from 8am)

I

Ipswich

K

Keighley
Killingbeck
Kingswood
Kirkcaldy

L

Lancaster
Langley Mill
Leckwith Road
Leicester
Leigh
Leith
Lincoln
Liscard (Open from 8am)
Livingston
Longwell Green
Lower Earley

M

Marina (Brighton)
Milton Keynes
Milton of Craigie
Minworth

N

Norwich
Nuneaton

O

Oadby

P

Patchway
Pentwyn
Perth
Peterlee
Pilsworth
Poole
Portlethen
Portsmouth (Open from 7am)
Preston Fulwood
Pudsey

Q

Queensferry
Queslet

R

Rawtenstall
Robroyston
Rochdale
Roehampton

S

Sefton
Sheffield
Sheffield Chaucer Road
Sinfin
Slough
South Shields
St. Matthews
St. Austell
Stafford
Stanley
Stevenage
Stockport (Open from 7am)
Stockton
Strabane
Sunderland
Sutton Ashfield
Swanley
Swansea
Swindon Haydon

T

Tamworth
Taunton
Thurmaston
Toryglen
Trafford Park

W

Wakefield Durkar
Washington
Watford
Wembley
West Bridgford
Westbrook
Weston-Super-Mare
Wigan
Wolstanton
Wrexham

Y

York

TOPICS:   Games

3 comments

  • hdog
    So is there going to be a storage at xmas or are they just holding them back to get everyone excited? I got a funny feeling half the people buying these are going to try and flog them on ebay
  • HowDareYouBlockMyComments
    I tried the Argos method earlier. The reserve and collect process was failing at the last page of the checkout. Got an error message and not had a reservation email.
  • mary
    id try asda for the 12am launch as i work in argos and we only got 8 consoles per branch for launch date. ( i wonder how many will go to staff members lol )

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