PlayStation Vita launch date announced

PlayStation Vita will be in gamers hands by the end of February, SCE revealed today.

The successor to the PSP is landing in Japan before Christmas, but Western gamers still didn’t know of an official launch date. Also, although US & Europe had pricing confirmed at E3, PlayStation fans from Britain, Australia and Canada still hadn’t had the cost of the new handheld confirmed.

The portable device currently has over 100 titles in production, including the likes of Call of Duty, Resistance, Little Big Planet, FIFA and Assassins Creed. Here is the full worldwide release schedule, along with pricing:

  • Japan – 17th December 2011 – 29,980 Yen (3G) – 24,980 Yen (Wi-Fi)
  • USA – 22nd February 2012 – $299.99 (3G) – $249.99 (Wi-Fi)
  • Canada – 22nd February 2012 – Unannounced (3G) – $249.99 (Wi-Fi)
  • UK – 22nd February 2012 – £279.99 (3G) – £229.99 (Wi-Fi)
  • Rest of EU – 22nd February 2012 – 299.99 Euros (3G) – 249.99 Euros (Wi-Fi)
  • Australia – 22nd February 2012 – $449.95 (3G) – $349.95 (Wi-Fi)

Jack Tretton, president of SCEA, had this to say:

“PlayStation Vita will redefine traditional boundaries of gaming and blur the lines between entertainment and reality.  Its launch will serve as a pivotal point in the history of portable gaming and create a new fan base of PlayStation gamers for generations to come. With its technological prowess and social connectivity, PlayStation Vita offers an experience beyond anything available on the market. Features such as the dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch pad are all designed to deliver the unique, powerful gameplay experiences consumers have been asking for and enable new ways for users to connect with the world around them.”

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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  • I thought it would of been in March. But nice to see it available soon.

  • Anonymous

    Yes… Yes… YEEESSSSSSS!!! 22nd February here I come!

    😉 🙂

  • gimme gimme gimme

  • Thats so awsome I can’t wait till February.

  • hey Glenn it isn’t that hard to wait 2 more months to get the US version instead of importing it from Japan like you are doing

  • Derek / Beaver6622

    Weird.  My Amazon pre-order just notified me over a week ago that it was coming on April 4th.  This is a nice surprise.  I guess Amazon knows…  well not much really.

  • Anonymous

      Playstation Australia just sent me an email saying Vita will release the 23rd…

  • Anonymous

    Man there is a big difference in lauch dates

    • Anonymous

      Ha Ha, I guess they couldn’t let let us get it before the U.S, the outcry would literally destroy the universe!

      (Australia being 10 – 12 hours ahead and all)

  • Anonymous

    What a wonderful birthday present!  Good job Sony!