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Game consoles in huge demand

Smyths Toys Superstores have received record number of pre-orders on both Sony and Microsoft's next generation games consoles, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One.

The Xbox One has only just been unveiled and the design of the PS4 is still heavily under wraps, but Irish gamers have expressed huge anticipation ahead of their expected release in late 2013.

Marketing manager Dryden Geary said there has been huge demand from customers eager to get ahead of the game.

"The level of consumer demand for Sony and Microsoft's new games consoles is tracking well ahead of where their predecessors were at the same stage," he said.