For European gamers, release dates tend to fall behind those of their North American friends. The PlayStation 4, however, might not see such a delay. A PS4 ad that popped up today in a UK newspaper -- and was then retweeted by PlayStation Europe -- suggests the console will arrive within 2013.
Since the PS4 is currently scheduled to arrived "Holiday 2013", Sony hasn't confirmed which regions would get the new console when. Seems the UK (and likely Europe) will be one of those included in the 2013 window.
This would certainly be welcome, given that the PS3 didn't arrive until March 2007, four months after it was released in North America and Japan.
When asked for confirmation, a Sony Europe rep replied:
"We announced at the PlayStation Meeting event on February 20 that [the] PS4 would be coming in 2013... the adverts are simply re-stating that message.
"More information about [the] PS4 and all PlayStation platforms will be announced at E3."