X

PS Vita To Release In Early 2012 In US; 2011 In Japan

29 Comments

Posted August 4, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

PlayStation Vita Online Modes Revealed: Near, Party, LiveArea, and Activity -- Will This Revolutionize Portable Gaming?

Bad news for my fellow Americans and our friends across the pond in Europe. There will be no PlayStation Vita for us this year. Sony's Kaz Hirai revealed that the handheld gaming device will launch in Japan by Christmas, but the rest of the world will be waiting until 2012, an AP report reveals.

Hirai didn't call the newly detailed release plan a "delay," though he didn't offer any specific timing for either release. The goal in waiting on the US and Europe launches, he said, is to ensure that the Vita arrives with a strong offering of game. Stop looking pointedly at Nintendo as you read this. The 3DS tried.

"We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable," Hirai said this morning during a press conference at Sony's Tokyo HQ. "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."

The price he's referring to, first announced at E3, is $249 for the Wi-Fi-only model and $299 for 3G + Wi-Fi.

Source: AP

Tags: PS Vita
PS Vita To Release In Early 2012 In US; 2011 In Japan
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/715116/ps-vita-to-release-in-early-2012-in-us-2011-in-japan/
http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/278780_S/playstation-vita-online-modes-revealed-near-party-livearea-and-activity-will-this-revolutionize-portable-gaming.jpg
BlogThread_715116

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • E3 2010: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Interview

    Posted: June 24, 2010

    3,642 Views | 02:27

  • Assassin's Creed 3 E3 Trailer

    Posted: June 4, 2012

    13,328 Views | 02:54

  • Feedback Field Trip -- BlizzCon 2010 Edition

    Posted: October 25, 2010

    19,685 Views | 08:21

  • Tomboys in Fishnets: Mi Gustan Mis Boobies!

    Posted: December 12, 2008

    617 Views | 01:27

AdChoices