At their Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony announced the release date of the PlayStation Vita would be December 17, 2011 in Japan. (Check out our US PS Vita Launch Date Update!) The PS Vita is Sony's new handheld console that will feature innovative games with unique gameplay, wifi enabled social features, and so much more.
The handheld is going to cost 29,980 yen ($250) and when we have more information on the US and EU release date of the system, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, check out our handy PlayStation Vita Guide for everything you could want to know about the Vita.