And the region getting Vita this year is…

Kaz Hirai last night confirmed the PS Vita will be in the hands of Japanese gamers this holiday season, according to the Associated Press.

Sony had always maintained it would be in one territory by the end of 2011, but for some time it looked as though that would not be Japan, after the disasters earlier this year.

However, the PlayStation exec last night told reporters that it wouldn’t reach western gamers until early 2012.

Hirai also added that the Vita will not be dropping in price, in response to Nintendo’s decision to cut a third off the 3DS:

“We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable. There is no need to lower the price just because somebody else that happens to be in the video game business decided that they were going to lower their price.”

Written by Raj Mahil

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