PlayStation 4 release may not be global in 2013, details still being 'worked through'
- Posted February 25th, 2013 at 06:09 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 14 Comments
Responding to a question about whether the PS4 2013 launch window applies to Europe, SCEE's UK managing director, Fergal Gara told Digital Spy that the console will launch this year in “at least” one region, but "exactly what regions, what timing, is being worked through.”
The PlayStation 4 was revealed to the world at the PlayStation Meeting last week where it was revealed the console will launch “this Holiday season”. However, it wasn’t confirmed whether it would be a global launch or restricted to specific territories.
The launch of the PS3 was staggered across the world with Japan launching the console first in 2011, followed shortly after by a U.S. release. Europe had to wait until March the year after to get their hands on Sony’s console.
In the interview, Gara confirmed that specific details on PS4 launch will be revealed at a later date: "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 commented.
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Kajeto | Sora__87
- 7:05am EST - February 25th, 2013
Come on Sony, don't screw this up, make it a proper console launch. Don't forget Europe!
Perishing_Mind | Ernad_BMW
- 7:46am EST - February 25th, 2013
I really can't see it happen. I'm European and I would love it, but I guess Japan and NA are going to be the lucky ones
Hydraulboy | NastyReputation
- 8:07am EST - February 25th, 2013
Probably same as ps3, we europeans have to wait ! :(
- 8:08am EST - February 25th, 2013
So PSU, the PS3 launched in 2011,lol! Does some one read the articles before you post them?
Back on topic, sure, like every console first japan and US than 3 months later in the EU, I'll call that tradition, while will things change with the PS4?
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 8:24am EST - February 25th, 2013
I wouldn't mind if Sony did it old school, and did certain regions at a time. When they tried doing a global launch with the PS3, it was a disaster. Sony was 825,000 units short from their launch goal. I just don't see it happening. But, Sony might just go for it anyways with the PS4. We should find out at E3.
DeadCrow | xSoloWing--
- 8:51am EST - February 25th, 2013
It's probably going to be the NA region. The U.S is Sony's biggest consumer.
OsborneLV | Eric_Osborne
- 9:25am EST - February 25th, 2013
I hope it's here for xmas here in the US, cuz santa really wants to give my kid a PS4, and i wouldn't mind that myself
- 10:59am EST - February 25th, 2013
Europe = 15th june 2014
SHAZZMAZZ | SHAZZMAZZ
- 11:08am EST - February 25th, 2013
I read on internet one page said UK january - february 2014 that so not fair call of duty games get released around the world on the same day.
Epyon_1 | MoneyM07
- 11:27am EST - February 25th, 2013
I just have this feeling deep down that the PS4 is going to be delayed. I have no clue why but I just have that feeling.
- 12:01pm EST - February 25th, 2013
BIG MISTAKE , if PS4 does not get released worldwide at the same time, and if Xbox does SONY will lose ton of costumers they are not going to wait for the PS4 if the new xbox is out everywhere
- 12:57pm EST - February 25th, 2013
I really don't see a simultaneous worldwide launch happening, it didn't happen with the ps1, the ps2, the psp, the ps3, nor with the psvita. It's always been Japan, then Asia, then America, then UK and Europe, I don't see that really changing.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 9:31pm EST - February 25th, 2013
I did see the 2011 first ps3 launch and had to chuckle
- 12:58pm EST - March 3rd, 2013
Should be a simultaneous global release, there's no real reason to launch it in one region first. After all, isn't that what the Wii U did? Unless there are sever faults and Sony intends to test the console out first, then I think it could only be good for them to do a global release.
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