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European PS4 release date delayed until 2014

Ahead of the upcoming PS4 release date announcement, latest reports have suggested the European PS4 release date will be delayed until early 2014, months after the console’s pre-Christmas arrival in the US and Asia.

With the PS4 release date schedule expected to see US and Asian gamers able to wrap their gamepads around the Xbox 720 rival before the end of the year, latest reports have suggested that due to distribution issues, a European PS4 release date will not be held until “early 2014.”

Citing “development sources with working knowledge of both next generation consoles,” gaming magazine Edge has claimed that “complexities involved in European distribution” will see the eagerly awaited PS4 release date miss UK shores, leaving frustrated gamers wanting for an additional few months.

“We’re told that PlayStation 4 will launch in Japan and the US by Christmas, with a Euro rollout following in early 2014, the delay attributed to the complexities involved in European distribution,” the claimed insider sources have revealed.

Offering tantalising new details on the upcoming PS4 release date, the latest reports added: “Alongside the console, Sony will also introduce a new, improved iteration of its PlayStation Eye peripheral, which remains compatible with the PlayStation Move controller. Move will be available at launch, but it’s not clear yet whether it will be bundled with the hardware.”

Whilst Sony has yet to comment on the latest reports of a delayed European PS4 release date, the tech giant yesterday teased its upcoming console refresh in a video invite to an imminent, New York based PlayStation event.

Set to be held on February 20, the upcoming PlayStation event, which has been confirmed alongside the teasing strap line “see the future,” is expected to Sony formally unveil the PS3 follow-on with a PS4 release reportedly set to be confirmed.

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