PS4 Launching In ‘At Least’ One Country By The End Of 2013

PS4 Launching In ‘At Least’ One Country By The End Of 2013

Sony’s big PS4 announcement event claimed the machine will see a launch at the end of 2013. But where? Here? Japan? Somewhere in Europe? Even Sony doesn’t seem to know the answer to that one yet.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Sony’s European gaming MD Fergal Gara said: “We will launch it this year. Exactly what regions, what timing, is being worked through. Which regions in 2013 — is it all of them, is it some of them? Is there some degree of phasing? We’ll reveal that in more detail later, but we can’t yet.”

He then went on to say that PS4 should launch in “at least” one country, which is more than zero countries and technically could be as many as two countries or infinite countries. We, and probably he, just don’t have a clue yet.

We suspect the boring eventual answer will be that the PlayStation 4 will hit the US first, Japan second, then Europe/Australia sometime in early 2014, should Sony decide to copy the launch of the PS3. Not that you’d really want to emulate the dismal launch of the PS3 in any way, mind you. [Digital Spy via Ars Technica]


Gizmodo UK is gobbling up the news in a different timezone, so check them out if you need another Giz fix. [clear]