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Get Ready: PS Vita is Coming February 22nd

Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Oct 18, 2011 // President & CEO

This afternoon on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, I shared some very exciting news that I know the PlayStation Nation has been anticipating since we unveiled PlayStation Vita back in January. For those looking to get their hands on the ultimate in handheld entertainment, I’m thrilled to let you know that starting on February 22, 2012, PS Vita will be available at major retailers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

PlayStation Vita North America 3G packaging

Our first-party studios and an army of publishing partners have been extremely hard at work to ensure that PS Vita launches with a vast library of titles that deliver unique gameplay experiences that go beyond any handheld or mobile device on the market. We have more than 100 games currently in development globally that span many different genres, including Sound Shapes, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Capcom’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, EA Sports’ FIFA, Activision’s Call of Duty, and numerous others that you’ll hear about in the months ahead.

I’ve had the chance to spend some time with several of these titles and I think you’ll be blown away by how each takes advantage of the technology packed into PS Vita to deliver amazing gaming experiences. With its vibrant 5-inch OLED screen, dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch panel, PS Vita will deliver rich, immersive games with stunning graphics, which simply can’t be found anywhere else. Now you’ll be able to play shooters and action titles on-the-go with controls that are familiar, and you won’t have to block out the gorgeous screen to interact with the games.

In addition to the deep portfolio of games, you’ll also have access to native social applications – near and Party – that help you connect with your friends and fellow PS Vita owners. We also recently announced that PS Vita will have your favorite social networking applications like Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter, so you can share and connect with friends. With PS Vita, you can enjoy the best handheld gaming experience available and stay connected to the people and interests you care about.

It’s never been a better time to be a part of PlayStation Nation and I can’t wait for you to experience this revolutionary handheld system. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we near the February 22, 2012 launch!

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+ Sonicfan11589 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:46 pm said:

YES CAN’T WAIT! Will it play PSone classics, I heard it MIGHT NOT.


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+ Butters360 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:47 pm said:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!


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+ John-Shooter on October 18th, 2011 at 4:47 pm said:

awesome good to see a street date for it .. my friend just got the xperia play too so hopefully i can 1up on him w/ this if the jobs pick up where im at


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+ Whitefire78 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:47 pm said:

My life is almost complete. Next is for Jack to say hi to me :).


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+ ItsNymo on October 18th, 2011 at 4:47 pm said:

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES


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+ arkard1000 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

ok nice, but when will be the store updated?


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+ LilRican on October 18th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

who cares! update the store! i want my gt5 dlc! lol


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+ ItsNymo on October 18th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

whoops. Didn’t intend to stretch the screen.
anyways, Very excited for the news! Thanks for finally announcing the date, Sony!


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+ KALEL114 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

Woot! Day one purchase for me!!


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+ mystikalguy on October 18th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

LONG.LIVE.PLAY

LONG.LIVE.VITA


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+ TomHoang on October 18th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

Thank you, Jacky T!! Can’t wait to pick this up day 1 with Uncharted Golden Abyss.


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+ ZERO_169 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

Sweet beans and gravy!!!


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+ ParadoX444 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm said:

damn thought id have this by christmas :(


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+ xjordan93 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm said:

idk if ill have enough saved after the next 2 months and the ps monitor i want :(


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+ aro52 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm said:

Gimmee now!


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+ ZildjianKX on October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm said:

So sad Sony decided to screw us again and use proprietary memory cards :(

I *might* pick it up for LittleBigPlanet… I wasn’t a fan of the PSP version, so I’ll wait and see.


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+ DJBennett1985 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

@7 GT5 DLC is delayed until next Tuesday.


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+ Budapesti on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

Finally, a street date!
Now all I need to do is get myself a rich girlfriend to buy me a belated Valentine’s gift.


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+ windsmere on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

Wifi only for me. AT&T is the worst carrier in the U.S. so no thank you.


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+ BlindMango on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

At first I just quickly read out the title and was like “okay”, then I was like, “wait, what!” haha, this is great news! Can’t wait!


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+ DJBennett1985 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

PS Vita day 1 buy for me!


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+ joseqq on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

Awesome, what about Gravity Daze and PSOne games. Will PSOne games be playable on it?


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+ GUYANESE_KILLZ_U on October 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

Even thoughI’m not getting it, I hope it’s not a waste of money. Not to be a troll or anything!!!


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+ ChrisHighwind on October 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

Yes yes, very nice. Now, do you have any plans to update the store today? I mean, I’m not expecting the Sonic Generations demo or anything, I just want to see if there’s anything I can pick up in terms of PSN+ freebies or demos that I can use to whittle away the week until said Generations demo.


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+ krae_man on October 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

Hurry up and gimmie!


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+ onslaughtree on October 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

sorry to burst your bubble, but the GT5 DLC has been delayed till next week….Anyway, nice to see a release date. My pspGo will Go bye bye. See what I just did there..hahahaha


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+ Orufonz0 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

thats great news!!! thanks jack, hope I can get one in launch day, any idea of the price?


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+ Psikorps on October 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

Got mine preordered…nice to have a date now! :)

I hope to see some Vita TV spots with KB :)


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+ Ejsponge61 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm said:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now I need $300. -_-


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+ jcalvert on October 18th, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

Can’t wait … hope my pre-order from Amazon from the first 24 hrs Vita orders were available, puts me at the top of the food chain for getting one on Feb 22. Also wish Sony would give a little more 3G info (also pre-ordered one of those just in case).


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+ Axecution on October 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

Yay! Mine’s fully payed off. =D


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+ Taco_Grande on October 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

LEEEEROYY JENNNNNKINS !!!!!


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+ Ramen_4_Life on October 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

Launch date CONFIRMED! Get your pre-orders ready!!


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+ jcalvert on October 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

What about google+ … seems like a social media outlet worth including …


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+ CaptTM on October 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

Yepee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ EmoSaga on October 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm said:

Great news! Now I hope it’ll play PSOne and PS2 Classics!
I have TWO of these pre-ordered and paid off already. I caaaaan’t waaaaait <333


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+ Basindo on October 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm said:

@7 they said GT5 dlc is delayed in NA lol.

But anyway I’m sad to read it won’t be coming before Christmas, but at least it’s not, like Jan 1 lol


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+ jimmyfoxhound on October 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm said:

Goody goody now update the store sheez!


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+ yoshikawa666 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm said:

And about the store update?


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+ evildude683 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

I have no interest on the 3G being provided by att, I rather get the WiFi inly one. can’t wait!!!


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+ Alexx-NY on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

That’s all nice and well, BUT CAN YOU PLEASE GET THE STORE UPDATE RELEASED????
Pleeeaaassse
This is taking like forever. :(


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+ ItaChu on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

thanks for this Sony but seriously update the store its 8pm LOL


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+ remanutd5 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

yessss!!! day 1 buy for sure !!!! how about a Youtube app on the playstation vita? i wanna be able to ulpoad gameplay videos on the system , come on make it happen , any info on the web browser ? launch line up ? we want to know it all lol


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+ growking on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

store update??????????


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+ JumpMan33 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

Nice =) i’ll be pre-ordering mine soon. Not sure if I want the WiFi or 3g. Any word on how much 3g will cost monthly?


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+ Crotin on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

I’m SO excited for Vita until it’s not even funny. I might be on my Vita more than PS3 when it’s all said and done, that’s how serious I am.


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+ Gilgamesh247 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

so i take it there’s no chance that we won’t have NicoNicoDouga on the American Vitas and is just a Japan exclusive?


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+ cwsluke on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

Sweet! Will try to save up some $$ to buy it but I do have one question; will the 3G require a contract or is it a one time fee? I don’t have Wi-Fi where I live and 3G would be awesome!


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+ GrandadUberGoth on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

Can’t wait. Gonna get it!


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+ TheUndertaker85 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

Great news. Will we be hearing details about the 3G services of Vita soon? I’m interested to hear package details about the 3G including pricing and usage.


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