Here in Europe, we always have to put up with Japan getting all the best gaming consoles and games first. It's something we've learnt to live with, but still incites twinges of jealousy.

However, if media sources are to be believed, Europe may well be getting Sony's upcoming NGP at the same time as Japan, or perhaps even before.

According to MCV, third-party licensees for the handheld have been told to have their releases ready for the end of this summer, in time for a western launch towards the end of the year.

There are even leaks suggesting that the console will be released on Friday 11th November.

With 82 developers currently working on NGP titles, we're already gearing up for a very merry NGP Christmas.