Asda taking PS4 pre-orders, expects 2013 UK release

Reserve a launch day unit by putting down a £20 deposit

Asda anticipates that the UK PS4 release date will fall in 2013 and is now taking pre-orders for the console.


The Walmart-owned chain says it's the only supermarket currently offering a pre-order service for the system. You can reserve one now by putting down a £20 deposit.

The console is "set to hit UK stores at the end of this year", claims a press release sent out this morning, although Asda's pre-order terms and conditions note that this could change.

They read: "The current expected date of release made by Sony is Christmas 2013. Asda make no Guarantees that this is correct or will not change and Asda shall not be held responsible if Sony change or delay the release date of the Sony PlayStation 4 in the UK and or limit stock."

Sony revealed PS4 in February, when it confirmed a PS4 release date of "holiday 2013" in at least one of Japan, Europe and the US.

Earlier this month, GameStop executive vice president Michael Hogan said Sony is planning a global PS4 release date in 2013.