It's good to know our European friends won't be left out in the cold in 2013.
While it has been widely assumed that the PlayStation 4 would launch this year in all territories, that hasn't been officially confirmed. When Sony announced their new system back in February and said it was "coming Holiday 2013," they neglected to mention specific regions.
But according to a new European PS4 ad , it's now clear that the PS4 should launch across the pond in 2013. This was spotted in today's Metro newspaper in the UK and then later Tweeted; the ad just says- "Coming 2013." Remember, while the PS3 launched in mid-November of 2006 in the US, Euro gamers had to wait until March of 2007. The bad news is that that was a last-second delay so we suppose it could happen again… But for now, let's be optimistic, shall we?
Ideally, there will be more than enough consoles to go around this time, too. That was another huge issue with the PS3 launch; however, with more common components that are cheaper and easier to manufacture, we shouldn't experience a PS4 shortage.