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Get Ready: PS Vita is Coming February 22nd

Jack Tretton's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

October 18th, 5:16 pm

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.

michaelochs said:

October 18th, 5:17 pm

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!!!!!!!!!!

PatricioUSA said:

October 18th, 5:18 pm

Wow…. too much waiting!

michaelochs said:

October 18th, 5:18 pm

they do have a white vita.

PatricioUSA said:

October 18th, 5:18 pm

I hope i survive exams!

BlackSheep2320 said:

October 18th, 5:19 pm

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.

E-Phoenix- said:

October 18th, 5:20 pm

Where in the world is the PS Store Update??

Enalor said:

October 18th, 5:21 pm

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

RidleysBox said:

October 18th, 5:21 pm

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

thetrin said:

October 18th, 5:22 pm

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

yoshikawa666 said:

October 18th, 5:22 pm

Store update?

loadstone007 said:

October 18th, 5:23 pm

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

Kchow23 said:

October 18th, 5:23 pm

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

GGCAN said:

October 18th, 5:24 pm

Thanks for the heads up Jack.

Have had this on pre-order since the spring.

Can’t wait !

megamixer said:

October 18th, 5:25 pm

“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!

Enkei-Xpress said:

October 18th, 5:26 pm

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

GGCAN said:

October 18th, 5:26 pm

@53 and 59.

Price is on the Sony website.

249 for WiFi only.

299 for 3G.

SlaughteredNinja said:

October 18th, 5:26 pm

Great…a month after my birthday.

Xx_STGR_xX said:

October 18th, 5:26 pm

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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October 18th, 5:26 pm


bigz512 said:

October 18th, 5:28 pm

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

sha4dowknight05 said:

October 18th, 5:28 pm

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

Dr_Marshmallow said:

October 18th, 5:29 pm

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

spongebobrules12 said:

October 18th, 5:29 pm

yes enough time 2 get enough $$$

nate-dog7 said:

October 18th, 5:32 pm

Happy birthday to me! Thanks Jack!

dancinglights800 said:

October 18th, 5:33 pm

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

RidleysBox said:

October 18th, 5:33 pm

@ 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.

GibbShift said:

October 18th, 5:34 pm

2012 Tax Return…You’re already dead.

luvtoseek said:

October 18th, 5:35 pm

Dear Jack,

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

Icestar10 said:

October 18th, 5:36 pm

Nice! I can’t wait! :D

pscoolman said:

October 18th, 5:37 pm

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

pscoolman said:

October 18th, 5:38 pm

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

cjscott_07 said:

October 18th, 5:39 pm

YES! Vita + me = sweet love all night long

megamixer said:

October 18th, 5:39 pm

$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.

batguy15 said:

October 18th, 5:39 pm

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

draig3791 said:

October 18th, 5:40 pm

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

BT29NO said:

October 18th, 5:41 pm

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

WoundedUnderwear said:

October 18th, 5:41 pm

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

Charles_Surge said:

October 18th, 5:41 pm

Bang on.

GameOverGreggy said:

October 18th, 5:42 pm


MadMeat001 said:

October 18th, 5:44 pm

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

DMcgee627 said:

October 18th, 5:47 pm

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

JaY_Ci_415 said:

October 18th, 5:49 pm

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

DragonSlaine said:

October 18th, 5:50 pm

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

justins123456 said:

October 18th, 5:50 pm

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


October 18th, 5:51 pm

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

Myke-Myke said:

October 18th, 5:54 pm


Will pre-order ASAP!

3G version.

PrimeroIncognito said:

October 18th, 5:55 pm

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.

ImSoForKingBedS said:

October 18th, 5:55 pm

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

Mobius2525 said:

October 18th, 5:56 pm

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

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