PS Vita release date confirmed 2012 for USA and Europe
In a recent statement to Eurogamer Sony has cleared up any rumors of a Oct 28th release in the UK. Stating that the PlayStation Vita will launch in Europe and the US early next year. But if you did want one this year then you’ll have to import one from Japan and Hong Kong. As the Vita goes on sale in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan by the end of this year.
Apparently Hirai did not characterize the timing as a delay. He said Sony wants to be prepared with solid game software offerings timed with the hardware launches.
And there appears to be some doubt over whether Vita will launch this Christmas even in Japan.
Hirai was clear on one thing: Sony will not cut the price of the Vita – despite Nintendo’s decision to slash the cost of the Nintendo 3DS.
“We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable,” Hirai said. “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.”
Sony is yet to announce a UK price for Vita.
Thanks again to Dimitar for the PSV news tip!
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