Sony impressed quite a few fans with the announcement of the PlayStation 4 last week and, while it didn't show off the console, it did promise that it was going to be released at the end of 2013, right in the winter holiday season.
Now, Sony Europe's UK managing director, Fergal Gara, has emphasized that the exact launch regions haven't been decided, so it's still unclear which territories will get to buy the next-gen console first.
"We will launch it this year," Gara told Digital Spy, emphasizing that "exactly what regions, what timing, is being worked through. Which regions in 2013 - is it all of them, is it some of them? Is there some degree of phasing? We'll reveal that in more detail later but we can't yet."
Gara also promised that at least one region would get the PS4 at the end of the year and more might soon join it, depending on how the console's manufacturing process goes.