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Get Ready: PS Vita is Coming February 22nd

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Get Ready: PS Vita is Coming February 22nd

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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380 Comments

  • Sonicfan11589

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

  • THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  • John-Shooter

    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

  • Whitefire78

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

  • YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES

  • ok nice, but when will be the store updated?

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

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

  • Woot! Day one purchase for me!!

  • mystikalguy

    LONG.LIVE.PLAY

    LONG.LIVE.VITA

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

  • Sweet beans and gravy!!!

  • damn thought id have this by christmas :(

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

  • Gimmee now!

  • 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.

  • DJBennett1985

    @7 GT5 DLC is delayed until next Tuesday.

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

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

  • 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!

  • DJBennett1985

    PS Vita day 1 buy for me!

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

  • GUYANESE_KILLZ_U

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

  • ChrisHighwind

    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.

  • Hurry up and gimmie!

  • onslaughtree

    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

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

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

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

  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Now I need $300. -_-

  • 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).

  • Yay! Mine’s fully payed off. =D

  • Taco_Grande

    LEEEEROYY JENNNNNKINS !!!!!

  • Ramen_4_Life

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

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

  • Yepee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 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

  • @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

  • jimmyfoxhound

    Goody goody now update the store sheez!

  • yoshikawa666

    And about the store update?

  • evildude683

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

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

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

  • 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

  • store update??????????

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Gilgamesh247

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

  • 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!

  • GrandadUberGoth

    Can’t wait. Gonna get it!

  • TheUndertaker85

    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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