Submitted by thebratterz 496d ago | rumor

PS4 ad points to 2013 UK launch

PlayStation 4 will launch in the UK in 2013, an advert in today's Metro has suggested. (PS4)

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Arai  +   496d ago
They did address the "world" during the PS Meeting and of which it stated "coming this holiday".

Further reports on the net stated they are pushing for a 2013 global release.
The console has also been spotted on numerous European online stores, here in Finland you can pre-order the system already for but for 1000 euro.

Since the price isn't known yet I suppose that makes sense, though be it Dutch, Finnish, French, Swedish or British websites....they all list it for November 2013 as the release date/month.
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majiebeast  +   496d ago
Sony is going in for the kill this time. Then tommorow they will probably have a Champions League commercial. Some banners to promote the PS4/E3 unveiling like they did with the meeting. Yeah i think Microsoft stands no chance in Europe not even the UK.

The reason Xbox even won in the Uk was because it launched 18months before ps3 and was 100 pounds cheaper.
Arai  +   496d ago
Yeah prepare for total annihilation!

The timing couldn't be better either, XO being pounded left/right.
Commercial of sort during the Champion's League is a big deal, hell this news itself is a megaton.

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Sandmano  +   496d ago
Your right tommorows dortmund vs Bayern the CL final their going to show something for sure!
One4U  +   496d ago
In Cerny We Trust
seanpitt23  +   496d ago
If this is true this has just made me a very happy person.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   496d ago
I belive it is. On may 7th they had a PS conference here in Brazil to announce our local factory starting to produce PS3s, by the end they had a Q&A where they basically confirmed the console will release here the same day as US and the rest of the world.

(about 44 minutes or a bit before if I'm not mistaken, don't worry, it's practically all in english)

Everything pointing at a worldwide release.
g-nome  +   496d ago
Thought that was confirmed a while ago already.
Angeljuice  +   496d ago
Yes, but they usually say that then hold back the European release for several months. If they're publishing adverts then it may just happen.
Bathyj  +   496d ago
Now is the time
d0nT wOrrY  +   496d ago
I'm eagarly waiting to see the PS4 ad in tomorrow's UEFA final :D
imahustla19  +   496d ago
i don't know that flyer looks like its printed of a computer probably fake.
Pyrrhus  +   496d ago
If you look towards the left of the picture, thats what is normally situated in a legit piece of newspaper.
imahustla19  +   496d ago
ur right i totally missed the part about it being a newspaper ad. congrats UK you get to join in on the new gen fun this year!
Arai  +   496d ago
It's as real as it gets... http://i.imgur.com/LLEU4g4....

In the Netherlands Metro newspaper used to be free (handed out or lying around at the train/bus stations).
Not sure how it is in the UK or Sweden though.
grassyknoll  +   496d ago
It's free in the UK too, normally situated in train stations.
Fil101  +   496d ago
Its real
tigertron  +   496d ago
This sounds promising and as a Brit I hope Sony sticks to their European 2013 launch and not delay it like they did with the PS3.
Pyrrhus  +   496d ago
I really hope Australia get counted in the 'PAL' region so to speak. Would love to get my hand on a PS4 this year, else importing seems the likely option.
g-nome  +   496d ago
Hope South Africa too
InspectorG  +   496d ago
I seriously hope so... Hopefully the price is reasonable as well. We usually get smashed with initial pricing (though I think the Kiwi's get it worse)
r21  +   496d ago
Cool ad. Really like the last line.
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Wizziokid  +   496d ago
Didn't we know it was coming this year? :S
mrmancs  +   496d ago
Yesssssssssss :-)
josh14399  +   496d ago
I'm sure they would like a simultaneous worldwide launch. If I remember correctly that was going to happen with the ps3 but they had a hardware shortage and decided to delay the European launch.
Acquiescence  +   496d ago
Thank you God!
Just can't get shafted this time around; I desperately want that console for Christmas.
Hellsvacancy  +   496d ago
Pre-ordered mine already, its gonna be AWESOME

I want to know the exact date so I can book two weeks off work, I shall do other things other than just game, im not that sad that ill book time off work and just game, I shall have some LONG late nights though
THE-COMMANDER  +   496d ago
Please be true!
MasterCornholio  +   496d ago
I love how gamers are always targeted with their ads.

Motorola RAZR i
Arai  +   496d ago
There's an official response from Sony:
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listenkids  +   496d ago
EU is a big part of Sony's user base, it'd be the right move to come in time for Christmas.
Lord_Frieza  +   496d ago
Hurry up 10th June
CRASHBASHUK  +   496d ago
omg omg omg omg omg omg wooooooooooooooooooooooo cant wait to see the tv ad 2moz
CRASHBASHUK  +   496d ago
playstation 4 official release date pic been posted on their Facebook page so its 100% real https://www.facebook.com/ph...
duli14  +   496d ago
MultiConsoleGamer  +   496d ago

And I can't wait.
TRU3_GAM3R  +   496d ago
"Xbox open IE"
"XBox go to amazon"
"Xbox buy me a PS4"
"Xbox sell yourself on ebay"
"Xbox shut down." lol
Lucreto  +   496d ago
Just to give some perspective on the paper advert and the Champions League Final advert.

The advert is in the Metro Paper if you don't know they are a free paper distributed every day. There is no up to date figures but in 2010 it was read by 3.5 million people.

Sony are one of the main sponsors of the Champions League which means they get Advert time during the breaks. The Champions League final last year was seen my 300 million people across the world. This is compared to 111.2 million who watched the Superbowl in 2012.
Prcko  +   495d ago
vigilante_man  +   495d ago
It's great having a birthday in November!!
KingKevo  +   495d ago
I am really excited what we will see tomorrow at the Champions League final. Advertising boards for PS4 for sure, but some rumours even say we'll see a commercial during the halftime break. Who know, but it would be a perfect opportunity for Sony to promote the PS4 and reach millions of viewers around the world and especially in Europe.
Btw, Bayern ftw ;)

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