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Submitted by DPAD Dave 596d ago | news

ASDA: PlayStation 4 will launch in the UK this year

PlayStation 4 will release in the UK later this year, supermarket chain ASDA has stated. (PS4)

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Chaostar  +   596d ago | Well said
Please be true, don't make us wait Sony, a Worldwide launch would be such a boon for PS4.

I'd rather see worldwide shortages than make ANY region wait for launch. Not only does it make your customer base in those regions feel like alienated, second-class citizens, it also makes sure that devoted fans who queue for hours and pre-order well in advance are rewarded for their dedication.
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Kurisu  +   596d ago
Agree! I'm in the UK and the wait between the PS3 launch in November for the US and the launch in March for us was torture! If there is such a gap between the PS4 region launches it would be even more torturous because the PS4 is looking to have a much better launch with so many good games and content coming out right away. I love Sony and I love PlayStation and after the PS4 comes out I'll love them even more. Please Sony, my pre-order is down, now do the right thing and release before Christmas!
hesido  +   596d ago
Like anyone cared, PS4 will not launch in Turkey in 2013. While insignificant to most, it means that small markets will not see PS4 in 2013. I'm expecting a Japan / US launch first, and before the end of 2013 it should launch in bigger European markets.

Here's a link:
http://www.ps4blog.net/topi...
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Caffo01  +   596d ago
like anyone cared? i care, i'm european and i really hope to be able to buy a PS4 before the end of 2013.
next time speak for yourself.
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hesido  +   596d ago
Like anyone cared about Turkey PS4 launch I meant. It may be insignificant to people in Japan and US, for example, but the fact that at least it won't be launching in Turkey in 2013 can be extrapolated to similar markets.

Don't go up in arms so quickly!?
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shikamaroooo  +   596d ago
Hope it comes out this year for Australia too, please Sony.
MRMagoo123  +   595d ago
It better do , i have $400 down on it already at eb games.
byeGollum  +   596d ago
Yeah, sadly they'll make us wait. . . the rest of Europe that is. UK might get it this year tho'. I want to hold that new controller in my hands soon.
Baka-akaB  +   596d ago
Makes no sense , if UK gets it the rest of europe will . Since when does uk get it before most of europe ?
silvacrest  +   596d ago
hasn't it been like that for most electronic devices?

look at smartphones, the highest selling phone last year (the galaxy S3) came out in the UK months before even the US got it, nevermind other regions
Baka-akaB  +   596d ago
we are talking about consoles here . UK doesnt usually get them before the rest of europe .

And from what i remember UK didnt get the S3 before most EU regions . Nor will UK get the S4 before those same regions
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IRetrouk  +   595d ago
The uks getting the s4 this month, same as us i think. As for the ps4, they may release worldwide you never know.
Ezz2013  +   596d ago
hope it's true
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Fluke_Skywalker  +   596d ago
Well Asda may have some inside info given that the Playstation UK boss Fergal Gara joined from Asda, he may still chat to his old pals.
GamersRulz  +   596d ago
Great mews, I can't wait to get my hands on this BEAST.
Root  +   596d ago
Mews...WHERE

OMG...Mews...Mews everywhere :)

http://i559.photobucket.com...
GamersRulz  +   596d ago
hahaha, Too late to edit that :)
sourav93  +   596d ago
Mews? Where? PokeBall! Go!

(^^^ beat me by a second!!!)
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kenshiro100  +   596d ago
Heh, heh. :3
Root  +   596d ago
Hello Asda colleague 10% discount :D
mrmancs  +   596d ago
deposit going down very soon, Without a doubt.
BlmThug  +   596d ago
Amazing news :D
Zefros  +   596d ago
Will pre order mine as soon as E3 is over and they have announced the date ( price dosen't matter because i'm getting one either way :D). I just hope we won't have to wait until gamescon ( or is it gamescom?) to get the date.
MrDead  +   596d ago
So I can order my weekly food shopping and a PS4 for home delivery
jay2  +   596d ago
And the moment, Sony have done everything right this time, but if they F up the launch and the nextbox comes out first, they'll start struggling, not many people will pay £600 for 2 console in less than 6 months.
aiBreeze  +   596d ago
I'd take this news with a pinch of salt, I'd wait until Sony announces the truth instead of believing what a supermarket chain claims.
supremacy  +   596d ago
This sounds to me like Sony is aiming to working on the markets MS has a lead on, Like the U.S and now the UK.

So far Japan, the U.S and the UK(if this turns out true) are getting the system this year. Europe and Australia might be the only two markets that might have to wait until next year; i believe this might have to do with the fact that Sony does well in those two markets.

Ofcourse i could be wrong.
Baka-akaB  +   596d ago
I dunno where you guys got the idea that UK would even get it before the rest of europe . THere hasnt been a UK centric launch in a long while (if even ever) for consoles . It's us , japan and europe
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BABY-JEDI  +   596d ago
Well, that's Christmas sorted...
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silvacrest  +   596d ago
great, im still concerned about the inflated price us brits will have to pay
g-nome  +   596d ago
Santa better have his pre order in for me ... or i'll smack him back up the chimney come Christmas.
tigertron  +   596d ago
I hope you're right ASDA...
kenshiro100  +   596d ago
I hope this is true.
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   596d ago
Pool full of liquor then you dive in it
Adolph Fitler  +   596d ago
I so hope that if it launches in U.K. this year, that it also arrives in Australia in time for Xmas 2013, as I am really hoping Sony stop the horsing around & accommodating to the U.S. before there biggest market.
I mean, why would they not work there a$$es off to get the thing out in it's highest selling markets.
I know Australia can't compete with New York ALONE, when you take population into account, but, we buy there consoles in higher percentages, so we really deserve for Sony Japan to stop riding us with belated console launches, as opposed to the 2 big NTSC countries, & absolutely insultingly high, rip off, inflated price tags......not to mention the fact that they also rip out certain parts to make production cheaper, (even though they charge us nearly double the U.S. launch price, & yes, this is an attack on PS3 & the omission of backwards compatability).

Just give us PAL customers a break & decent deal for once Sony. I love my PS consoles, & WILL be owning a PS4 on launch morning (I'm anticipating another 12.00am launch), just as I did with PS2 & PS3, but I am really hoping the difference is equal treatment for us PAL gamers, & that's not just U.K., but also Australia, NZ, France (I think France is another huge PS oriented country), as well as, as many other Sony PLaystation centred countries, that snap up Sony consoles in as high as percentages as countries like Australia, France, U.K. & others.

I want to be hammering the new infamous, Killzone, Watch Dogs, as well as most of all, Knack, which to me defines the difference between Sony consoles, as opposed to "the others", as it's another awesome looking but risky, different, hugely risky new IP, that looks great, as well as, most of all, FUN as hell to play. It just looks like a class act FUN, FUN, FUN title, that has me excited to get my hands on my shiny new PS4. I mean, as much as I'm excited as heck for Killzone & Watch Dogs,they are games that are high quality pieces of software, that I know I'm gonna hammer & play the crap out of, but by the same token, they are games that give me that, "I know what to expect" feeling, whereas, Knack totally defies that & in the most exciting title, for that unknown quality.

I can't wait, but I hope Sony start looking after the ones that support them most & focus less on markets like the U.S., that are more inclined to whinge about price & ensure that our markets that suffer later releases, also get stripped out, feature omitted versions of these machines.
sway_z  +   596d ago
Everything rumoured so far points to PS4 being primed for launch UK side around late/early Oct/Nov 2013, but numbers will be limited.

So if you want one, get pre-ordering from a reputable outlet or online now!
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vigilante_man  +   596d ago
Just sorting out my sleeping bag right now. The only way to make sure I get one will be to join the launch day queues.

The Taxi home at 1-2 in the morning will be so sweet....
GraveLord  +   596d ago
USA, Japan, UK.
At least these 3 regions needs to have a PS4 this holiday seeing as how these are the big 3. I put them in order of importance based on how big the market is.
stuntman_mike  +   596d ago
I hear the PS4 will release in Lidl's in 3 months time.
Thunderhawkxbox  +   596d ago
Since when people in uk waiting for ps4 most people owning Xbox 360 and they will go for next Xbox too
DivineAssault  +   596d ago
I live in NA but i still hope PS4 is a world wide launch this holiday season.. EU is a very strong supporter of sony & they need to treat em better imo...

This console is going to be a major success i think.. Everyone ive talked with about it (even xbox fanboys) admit that its a bad ass system & want it.. Sony listened to all fans & devs about the problems this & last gen.. They listened and are delivering a fantastic machine that is easy to develop for, great horsepower, perfect controller, awesome features, & full 3rd party support.. I cant wait to actually see what it looks like & find out how much.. Ill pay anything under $600.. Hell i dont give a &#%^, ill pay whatever for it as long as its features & games are on point on launch day

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