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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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+ BJLD1 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:16 pm said:

Is the 3G Free or have a monthly charge? I need to know soon. if not free I will get the wi-fi only verson.


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+ michaelochs on October 18th, 2011 at 5:17 pm said:

especially for PLAYSTATION i mean i dont really care for the 3g version but if you guys were to change it to T-MOBILE ;i would get the 3g version i hope you guys consider about this for youre fans thankyou and have a good day. :) p.s. JACK TRETTON ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!


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

Wow…. too much waiting!


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

they do have a white vita.


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

I hope i survive exams!


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+ BlackSheep2320 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:19 pm said:

I asked for this for Christmas but that won’t happen… But my birthday is 2/28 so it works out! Definitely getting Hot Shots Golf and maybe COD. Hopefully there will be a Battlefield game in the makings. Can’t wait for Vita! :D. School will now be less boring for sure.


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+ E-Phoenix- on October 18th, 2011 at 5:20 pm said:

Where in the world is the PS Store Update??


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+ Enalor on October 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm said:

@100 But will it be released along with this one?
Pretty much every Sony console I’ve owned is black.


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+ RidleysBox on October 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm said:

You forgot to add “overpriced proprietary memory required to download any content, or to save most games” to your description.


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+ thetrin on October 18th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

Fantastic news. I was going to import a Vita, but I might just import a couple games and wait for February.


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+ yoshikawa666 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

Store update?


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+ loadstone007 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

This will be a long wait, but well worth it!


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+ Kchow23 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:23 pm said:

Finally! now I know when to go and pick it up :)


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+ GGCAN on October 18th, 2011 at 5:24 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up Jack.

Have had this on pre-order since the spring.

Can’t wait !


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+ megamixer on October 18th, 2011 at 5:25 pm said:

@RidleysBox
“You forgot to add “overpriced proprietary memory required to download any content, or to save most games” to your description.”

Don’t forget playing music, watching videos, and reading digital comics from PSN & other sources!


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+ Enkei-Xpress on October 18th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

Great news! I pre-ordered a long while back so I’m ready! :P


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+ GGCAN on October 18th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

@53 and 59.

Price is on the Sony website.

249 for WiFi only.

299 for 3G.


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+ SlaughteredNinja on October 18th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

Great…a month after my birthday.


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+ Xx_STGR_xX on October 18th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

no one at the playstation blog will reply but i might as well ask… if you can use the ps vita as a controller like the psp then cant you use the cross game chat feature also and have a blue tooth on? if this could be done… i will love PLAYSTATION…LONG.LIVE.PLAY


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+ sha4dowknight05 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

BEAST.


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+ bigz512 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:28 pm said:

YES! I preordered mine months ago. I cant wait!! I cant wait for Gravity Daze, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted Golden AByss, and Hot Shot’s Golf!!!


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+ sha4dowknight05 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:28 pm said:

BTW, will Canada get 3G service? From what carriers?


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+ Dr_Marshmallow on October 18th, 2011 at 5:29 pm said:

Sony needs to put PS2 classics on the store! ;D


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+ spongebobrules12 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:29 pm said:

yes enough time 2 get enough $$$


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+ nate-dog7 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:32 pm said:

Happy birthday to me! Thanks Jack!


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+ dancinglights800 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:33 pm said:

Yeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Ps Vita Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ RidleysBox on October 18th, 2011 at 5:33 pm said:

@ megamixer

Haha, forgot to mention those small little thinks that people enjoy to do on a regular basis. Nothing like $40 for an 8GB memory card, how big are games again? Oh yes, 2-4gigs each, sounds like downloadable content shall be quite profitable for sony.


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+ GibbShift on October 18th, 2011 at 5:34 pm said:

2012 Tax Return…You’re already dead.


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+ luvtoseek on October 18th, 2011 at 5:35 pm said:

Dear Jack,

Can you offer an avatar of yourself & one of KB as a preorder bonus? Thanks!


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+ Icestar10 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:36 pm said:

Nice! I can’t wait! :D


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+ pscoolman on October 18th, 2011 at 5:37 pm said:

I have a question,,, Will the 3G from AT&T be free?


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+ pscoolman on October 18th, 2011 at 5:38 pm said:

By the way you guys should make a Google+ for the Playstation Blog


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+ cjscott_07 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

YES! Vita + me = sweet love all night long


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+ megamixer on October 18th, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

@RidleysBox
$40 for 8 gb? pff! You must not remember when PS2 memory cards were $40 for 8 mb! :p

Good times… wait a minute, those weren’t good times at all! The Vita is such a trainwreck. So sad, so very sad after the PSP and lovely PSPgo.


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+ batguy15 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

Sweet! Now all I want is for them to announce the data prices


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+ draig3791 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:40 pm said:

Sweet! I been waiting for the release date ^^. Thanks Sony


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+ BT29NO on October 18th, 2011 at 5:41 pm said:

Update kinda long. But this is good enought news to make me excited


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+ WoundedUnderwear on October 18th, 2011 at 5:41 pm said:

Planning to get VITA at launch. Now …….. Where the heck is the store update?!?!?!?!?


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+ Charles_Surge on October 18th, 2011 at 5:41 pm said:

Bang on.


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+ GameOverGreggy on October 18th, 2011 at 5:42 pm said:

BEYOND!


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+ MadMeat001 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:44 pm said:

Will this play Ps1 and Ps2 games? (or PcEngine)


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+ DMcgee627 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:47 pm said:

@megamixer I remember when the Wii first came out, even a 2 gigabyte SD card cost 50 dollars


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+ JaY_Ci_415 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:49 pm said:

On my b-day!!! Perfect!!!


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+ DragonSlaine on October 18th, 2011 at 5:50 pm said:

I can totally get it cuz its out on my Birth-Day


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+ justins123456 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:50 pm said:

can someone explain to me how memory is going to work, how much is going to come onboard, (I know theres the memory cards) but do save games save on the game or what? Also is the pricing announced for the memeory cards


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+ RIDERofPL4GUES on October 18th, 2011 at 5:51 pm said:

I see you Greg! BEEYYOONNNDDD!!!!!!!!!!! ps. where the he77 is the f4cking store update????


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+ Myke-Myke on October 18th, 2011 at 5:54 pm said:

Finally!

Will pre-order ASAP!

3G version.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on October 18th, 2011 at 5:55 pm said:

megamixer and RidleysBox:

If you guys hate Sony so much, why are you even here?

That’s a rhetorical question, so don’t answer. Just think about how silly you’ve been, and then leave. Ok? Cool.


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+ ImSoForKingBedS on October 18th, 2011 at 5:55 pm said:

That is awesome news. I have a question though, why does the box say “memory required(not included)” I really hope this is for expanded memory for the 3G or something or I will be real upset


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+ Mobius2525 on October 18th, 2011 at 5:56 pm said:

…………………(Singing) O where O where has my UPDATE gone. O where O Where can it be???!!


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