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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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+ M-Easy on October 18th, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

Why do you hate my wallet Sony?


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+ SHINSPIKES on October 18th, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

Is this thing gonna have a on screen keyboard?


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+ xXbond_girlXx on October 18th, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

I’m so getting this! Day one purchase fo sho! :)


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+ habsfan98 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

how much will it be??want it so bad


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+ remanutd5 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

ohh yes you should think about including a google+ app too


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+ Ryler on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

It’s coming out on my B-day Awesome


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+ Zacky-V-A7X on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

HELLYEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait!!!!


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+ Aceofcakes31 on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

CANNOT wait for this thing!


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+ xXnearkillXx on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

wait feb 22 come on man


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+ danielakadanny on October 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

Price?


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+ utopianacht on October 18th, 2011 at 4:59 pm said:

AWESOME…!!!! can’t wait for Wipeout 2048 and LBP ^_^


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+ mixedkidbx on October 18th, 2011 at 4:59 pm said:

i find this “news” a little lacking in important detail. Like what the cost of plans will be for the ATT service and so on.


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+ perrandy on October 18th, 2011 at 4:59 pm said:

this is cool and all jack.but what about more info about the vita’s web browser? isn’t ironic that you were in a “web event 2.0″ and that nothing has been said about the browser on your blog post?? also, what about the cameras ‘s resolution, is it going to be like the ps eye/toy?


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+ Exalted_Knight on October 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

No doubt this will make a great addition to my PS1, PSOne, PlayStation 2, PS2 Slim, PS3, PSP, and PSP GO! Thank You PlayStation as 2012 will be the year of the VITA! LLP!!!


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+ JuS_bLaYzE on October 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

i see on the box it says “memory required…(not included)” is that gonna be a expensive issue??


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on October 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

When are you going to show 3rd party games? Actually show gameplay footage.


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+ mikeyj54 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm said:

Awesome can’t wait! Now to 3G or not to 3G? That is the question…


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+ FATHASUN on October 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm said:

This is a DAY 0 purchase. Just pre-ordered.


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+ Kylote on October 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm said:

A chance to capture the “tax return” demographic ;)


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+ rockinjs864 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm said:

Great News now I just have to wait to see if there are coming in any other colors besides black


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+ Mobius2525 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

Got my Vita fully payed off by trading my 2 360 and Wii games…….now all i have to worry about is the games for the system looking at Gravity Daze Uncharted that ninja game.


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+ lisatsunami on October 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

Hooray!!!

Pre-ordered since E3, am really looking forward to playing Golden Abyss & other launch titles, and using the transfarring thingy and maybe using Vita as a controller for the PS3 & whatever else this amazing new tech will bring us!


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+ polo155 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

STILL TOO LONG, Who’s Holiday is that Feb date, not the U.S.!!


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+ Santos21 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:04 pm said:

It’s 8 pm and the store hasn’t updated yet. Common Sony . This is ridiculous !


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+ Jak23ft on October 18th, 2011 at 5:04 pm said:

Awesome! Day one purchase!


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+ AgentX on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

Awesome news! I’ll mark the date on my calendar now.


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+ Dosx001 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

What about accessories like Japan?


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+ YellowFangs on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

PRAISE THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ TheGrimHeaper on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

I’m going to pay mine off soon, but what about launch titles? Same as Japan?


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+ luisram12345 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

hello there


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+ FonFahbre on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

Fist, Twisted Metal then Vita?.. February is going to be expensive for me!.. Well time to start saving!.


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+ megamixer on October 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

What is the release date for a model with built-in storage?


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+ polo155 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

BY THAT DATE THE SPECS WON’T EVEN BIG A BIG DEAL ON THE REAL, BY THRN SOOO MANY OTHER COMPANIES WOULD’VE ANNOUNCED ANOTHER PRODUCT AS WELL… HOW DOES SONY ANNOUNCE A PRODUCT 13 MONTHS IN ADVANCED, STUPIDEST IDEA EVER!


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+ Chidori_93 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:07 pm said:

HELL YEAH!!!!!!! Vita is coming…

Lunch Titles Info.. Please Gravity Rush

PD:Where is the PSN UPDATE


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+ Kanon_of_Gemini on October 18th, 2011 at 5:08 pm said:

I WANT IT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW


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+ E-Phoenix- on October 18th, 2011 at 5:08 pm said:

Definitely buying this! A little disappointing that it doesn’t have built in memory though.


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+ BAEZE_L on October 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

Ooooh! Yeah! I Guess That I Am Going To Have To Put $100.00 ASide Every Month Till February!! Thank You Mr. Jack Tretton!


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+ YellowFangs on October 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

ME GUSTA VEINTA DOSE FEBURARO


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+ infamousXX87XX on October 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

I cannot wait!!!!


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+ OldKai on October 18th, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

February 22nd – the next time we’ll see a store update. Ha… kidding. But really. Can’t wait for this. Gonna have to buy new memory sticks though, need a lot of storage for PSP games, minis and maybe, just maybe PS1 titles.


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+ gameSWAGG on October 18th, 2011 at 5:11 pm said:

NICE!!! I’ll take TWO!!! One for me and one for y’all.. Send me a message and I’ll let you all know about the Vita giveaway I’m running… psLevel.com


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+ David2Crazy on October 18th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

I’ll be in line on Feb 21st!

Can we have moe details on the 3G support in Canada? I want to know the cost, plans, and who is carrying it.


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+ boxmyth on October 18th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

Already paid in full and ready for 2/22!


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+ Kchow23 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

@1 It does play PSOne games that was an erroneous report from IGN and Siliconera.com


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+ Lugoves on October 18th, 2011 at 5:12 pm said:

Since this is my Christmas president, February isn’t too bad. Can’t wait to get my hands on the Vita.


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+ TheGuardianFID on October 18th, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

SOLD!!! 8)


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+ polo155 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

By the time this is released watch a NEW iPad come out with similar spectacular stealing thunder with their BILLIONS of Apps vs this… Sony always slow and Japan gets the good stuff first if we EVER get them, white/blue PS3′s.

My alliance has shifted toward a company I once hated, APPLE!


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+ michaelochs on October 18th, 2011 at 5:14 pm said:

PLAYSTATION PLEASE CHANGE THE 3G SERVICE to T-MOBILE i have at&t at home they suck.i mean when kaz hurai (sorry if i did not spell his name correctly.) but when he announced the 3g will be with at&t i literally heard people boo in the audience on g4(thats where i was watching e3)that was the first time i ever heard a boo at an expo.


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+ TheAlbraskan on October 18th, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

cool story bro. Now where’s the PSN store update?


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+ Enalor on October 18th, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

It would be nice to have a White PS Vita :/


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