The PlayStation Vita is going to be region free, which means that a handheld purchased in one part of the world will play nice with software released for it in another part of the world. Sony president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news over the weekend in a Twitter update.
This is nothing new for Sony, as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable are both region free (unless you're a BattleZone fan) -- and thus, import-friendly -- as well. Japan will be getting the Vita on December 17, a month or two it comes to the United States. Those who absolutely can't wait for the new toy will be happy to know now that they have the option of importing.