PS4 pre-orders placed from August 6, 2013 are not guaranteed to arrive at the European launch later this year, Sony has confirmed.
ShopTo reports that Sony has issued this cut off date to all European retailers stocking the PS4, but suggests that units may be freed by customers cancelling their orders.
A quick check on Amazon.co.uk confirms ShopTo's stock warning.
The PS4 product page now includes a note titled, "PlayStation 4 Stock Update" which reads: "Please note--due to high demand, orders placed for this PlayStation 4 console from August 6 may be received after release date. We will ship orders as soon as we receive sufficient inventory."
The PS4 will launch in the UK priced £349.99, but it still without a confirmed date.
Are you regretting having not placed a pre-order for a PS4, or are you happy to wait and see how the next generation pans out before committing to a platform?