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07/11/2013 05:51 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:53 GMT

Blockbuster PS4 And Xbox One Pre-Orders To Be Honoured

Banners for the Sony PS4 and Xbox One gaming systems hang at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP)
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Banners for the Sony PS4 and Xbox One gaming systems hang at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP)

BlockBuster customers who had pre-ordered (and paid for) a PlayStation 4 were left stranded after the company fell into administration again recently.

The chain had been forced to cancel pre-orders for both PS4 and Xbox One consoles after the news was revealed last week.

Then there was a glimmer of hope - Eurogamer reported that Microsoft had struck a deal to honour the orders.

And now Sony has stepped in and struck a deal to make sure the orders are fulfilled for its own next-gen console.

MCV reports that a website has been established for customers with existing pre-orders to switch their place in line for a console at another retailer - apparently Argos, though that hasn't been confirmed.

Customers are asked to enter their valid Blockbuster membership number to transfer the order.

However if you'd prefer you can still go into a store and ask for a refund.

Blockbuster was previously rescued by the private equity company Gordon Brothers back in March, but fell into administration again after failing to find enough new business.

The Xbox One is released in the UK on 22 November, with the PS4 following a week later on 29 November.

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