But don't panic — that doesn't mean the PlayStation 4 won't be released in Australia at the same time as the rest of the world, it simply means there is no available information yet. Or they won't tell us. One of the two.
When we asked Sony locally about the release date the reply was simple: "[n]o territory specific details have been announced at this stage."
No-one at this stage has any real idea how much the console will cost at the moment either.
We're hoping for the best but, at the back of our minds is the initial rumour, which stated that the PS3 would be released in the US and Japan in 2013, with no mention of Europe, Australia or any other territories. It could simply be that Sony literally doesn't know yet, isn't quite sure on production, how quickly it can make and distribute the consoles. When the PS3 was released here it was released in March 2007, almost four months after the console was released in Japan and the US. Hopefully Sony won't make the same mistake twice.