Sony’s ambiguous ‘Holiday 2013’ release window remains the only launch information we have for the recently announced PlayStation 4 – and judging by a number of interviews with the platform holder, it sounds like that isn’t even concrete. Asked whether the console would hit the UK this year, SCEUK managing director Fergal Gara was worryingly coy.
“We will launch it this year,” he told Digital Spy. "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. It will launch this year, but the precise details as I say for exact dates, exact regions, is it all or some of them? We don’t know.”
Gara did confirm that at least one region would receive the system in 2013, which is likely to be North America. We wouldn’t be surprised if the console also arrived in Japan before Christmas, presumably leaving Europe out in the dark until 2014. If that’s the case, it’s going to be a long, long year.