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PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup and Details

John Koller's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

As you all know, PlayStation Vita launched in Japan this past weekend, and we’ve been excited to hear which games have been the most popular with our friends across the Pacific. But I’m sure all of you have been wanting to find out which titles will be released when PS Vita launches in the U.S./Canada on Feb. 22. Today we announced the official PS Vita software launch lineup for the U.S. and Canada, and you’ll be pleased to know that PS Vita will have the biggest and best lineup we’ve ever launched across the history of PlayStation platforms.

SCE Worldwide Studios, along with our publishing partners, have been working extremely hard to build games that provide you all with new ways to experience gaming on the go. There will be 25 games available on day 1, and in total more than 100 games currently in development. Pricing for all software will range from $9.99-$49.99 (MSRP) and will be available for purchase at retail locations as well as downloadable on the PlayStation Network.

PlayStation Vita: North America Launch Line-Up

PS Vita Software Lineup:

SCEA Launch Day Titles
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
wipEout 2048

Launch Window Titles
Gravity Rush
MLB 12 The Show
Reality Fighters
Unit 13

Third Party Publisher Launch Day Titles

Army Corps of Hell Square Enix, Inc.
Asphalt Injection Ubisoft, Inc.
BEN10 GALACTIC RACING D3 Publisher of America
Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Dungeon Hunter Alliance Ubisoft, Inc.
Dynasty Warriors Next Tecmo Koei America Corporation
F1 2011 Codemasters
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer Electronic Arts, Inc.
Lumines Electronic Symphony Ubisoft, Inc.
Michael Jackson The Experience Ubisoft, Inc.
Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only) Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Rayman Origins Ubisoft, Inc.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only) Drinkbox Studios
Touch My Katamari Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition Sega of America




















Launch Window Titles

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention NIS America, Inc.
NINJA GAIDEN ∑ PLUS Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Ridge Racer Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Silent Hill Book of Memories Konami Digital Ent. America, Inc.
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted 505 Games

Also, every PS Vita system will be packed with six AR Play Cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games called AR Play via the PlayStation Network. All first party games along with a selection of accessories and third party games will be available for purchase a week early (Feb. 15) in conjunction with the availability date of the First Edition PS Vita Bundle.

For those of you looking for a complete solution, a Starter Kit will be available for $39.99 (MSRP), which includes a 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth. Standalone Memory Cards will start at $19.99 (MSRP), providing plenty of options for storing games and save data, videos, music, photos and more.

Product Name Release Date MSRP
4 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $19.99
8 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $29.99
16 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $59.99
32 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $99.99
Starter Kit with Memory Card February 15, 2012 $39.99
In-Ear Headset February 15, 2012 $19.99
Carrying Case February 15, 2012 $19.99
Travel Pouch February 15, 2012 $19.99
Protective Film (2 pack) February 15, 2012 $9.99
Card Case February 15, 2012 $5.99
Cradle February 15, 2012 $19.99
Portable Charger Spring 2012 $49.99
AC Adaptor February 15, 2012 $14.99
Car Adaptor Spring 2012 $14.99
USB Cable February 15, 2012 $14.99

Which PS Vita titles are you looking forward to playing at launch? Let us know in the comments below.

Add Your Own

RidleysBox said:

December 22nd, 1:06 pm


It is a big deal when you have PAID content from the US and JP PSN store, and now you are told that you have to give up half of it, where as the PS3 accepts is all.

All Sony is doing is losing potential sales over this, both of the vita, and of its content.

WorcesterRaider said:

December 22nd, 1:09 pm

Thanks RidleysBox…Guess I will just have to wait and see what to do. Hopefully more info will come out. Or I will just save up some points on my credit card and get a 32GB card.

quirowekjefhgekr said:

December 22nd, 1:10 pm

@85 i have to agree with you. the PS Vita is expensive as it is (although its worth the money) and those prices for the memory cards, i was like wow, i think all of those memory cards are at least $5-$20 too expensive (my opinion, remember). makes me wonder why the vita doesn’t come with its own hard drive (could be the umd, does the vita even have a umd, despite one of the pictures above). these are my thoughts atm.

Enzo_man said:

December 22nd, 1:12 pm

Very awesome news! So glad Shinobido 2 is a launch game. My receipt for the 22nd?
-PS Vita 3G
-Uncharted Golden Abyss
-Shinobido 2
-8gb memory card
-Charge Cradle
-screen protectors

So expensive but it’ll be worth it. Thank goodness for Christmas money ;)

quirowekjefhgekr said:

December 22nd, 1:15 pm

also, one more question, what are the 3g plans for the PS Vita? i would love to know before release date. thanks. :)

JoeTheBeast16 said:

December 22nd, 1:18 pm

or! you could buy an Ipad and play awesome games like, angry birds, and Infinity Blade 2! and, well that’s it…
oh, and how much more would that cost you?

Yet people are whining about EVERYTHING that they’ve announced about this thing.

While i own an Android Tablet and must say,
This thing is well worth every dime that they’re asking for it.

John-Shooter said:

December 22nd, 1:20 pm

best part of the whole list is uncharted i think.. and maybe super stardust.. cant see buying plants or dungeon hunter again when i already own multiple versions of them already

im waitin for better selections

WorcesterRaider said:

December 22nd, 1:23 pm

I think that for some the Vita is expensive, it just depends on how much disposable income you have. Personally this will be the first system I get day 1 cause before I couldn’t justify shelling out hundreds of dollars day 1 and I waited for the price drops….but waiting sucks and when you don’t have to it feels amazing. Hopefully I won’t be disappointed.

Everybody’s opinions are valid, for some its too much and for others the price is just right. Everybody is different.

forevercloud said:

December 22nd, 1:23 pm

I can’t wait for the Vita!!!
I loved the PSP and it goes with me wherever I go. It was my music/media player and all around multimedia device that has saved me from boredom. Vita will do an even better job of that.

You will see me Launch Day with…
-3G/Wifi Vita if the pricing is reasonable enough for the 3G service.
-16GB Memory Card (Loving the price point was afraid it was going to be too much)
-Uncharted:Golden Abyss
-SuperStardust Delta
-Escape Plan

Soon after….
-Gravity Rush(MOST WANTED, wish it was release)
-Unit 13
-Disgaea 3

Questions though~
1. I am liking the pricing of everything except where it says “9.99-49.99”??? Please tell me no standard game is going to cost $50. Maybe fore special deluxe releases like many JRPGs did for the PSP but no standard handheld game should ever cost more than 40.

2. What are the plans for the 3G already? Why have we not been told whats happening with this yet. How do you expect anyone to buy a 3G version if they don’t know the pricing structure?

If these could be answered it would be greatly appreciated.


December 22nd, 1:28 pm

i want uncharted and hot shots golf at launch, but I have a problem with the way the PSN account is linked to the system, If my brother wants to play on my Vita that’s cool but I don’t want him playing with my PSN account, it should be like on the PS3 where you can have multiple accounts

xHAYATOx said:

December 22nd, 1:32 pm

If the 32GB memory cards are sold at $99 does that mean that other retail stores such as Gamestop will lower down their price, because they are selling it for $124.99 (not online)

triple_lei said:

December 22nd, 1:35 pm

Cooool. I was prepared to pay the price of a starter kit for just the 4 GB stick alone.

SMCTwilight said:

December 22nd, 1:37 pm

When can we expect to be updated on the 3G model’s plans and pricing. This includes data usage and if it’s unlimited, how much it will cost, if it will only work with AT&T or if other providers’ SIM cards can be used, ect. Thanks!

kabirdsall14 said:

December 22nd, 1:38 pm

I really want the Vita, but I am not gonna buy it until LittleBigPlanet Vita is released. Hopefully by then there will have been a few sales that I could get a Vita for..if not I will wait a tad longer.

BUT I am excited to see how the Vita turns out. It is, I think, going to be pretty cool! :D

Zilas said:

December 22nd, 1:38 pm

Don’t you guys think $49.99 for some software is a bit much for a hand held game? I mean come on, $49.99, that’s just $10 cheaper than a PS3 title. Even the HD collection games are around the $39.99 price range with the exception for MGSHD. Now I’m starting to second-guess whether or not I want to purchase the Vita. Too many things keep popping up. One PSN per unit, does not support existing memory sticks, can’t load a game if it needs to save on a memory stick and you don’t have one (you should still be able to play the game) and now $49.99 for a game. Come on Sony, $39.99 should be the most you would ever need to pay for a hand held game.

Teflon02 said:

December 22nd, 1:40 pm

@82 RidleysBox
Thank you so much, that’s $22.59 shaved off the price :P

yeah that’s a pain, but why does it matter if those are ps3 games? if you did that for psp, you have no right complaining since psp didn’t allow you. it may suck for psOne, but oh well they are cheap anyways. 3DS doesn’t allow multiple accounts portable gaming is made for one persons use not 2 or 4 or whatever so they are not going to do that plus. this makes gamesharing through the 2 accounts unavailable. People have done to much bad to sony for sony to allow unnecessary and unappreciated things like multiple accounts. ps3 allowed it because it`s a home console you plug in and the whole family can play with theyre accounts.

cosmis_chaos said:

December 22nd, 1:48 pm

This is awesome. A VITA and a 4GB card won’t even cost me above $300.00. These prices are peanuts compared to what people thought it would be. This is great news and of course then killjoys have to try to kill my buzz. This won’t even put a dent in my wallet. this makes the VITA so much more affordable

Gnordy said:

December 22nd, 1:53 pm

I am ok with the memory card prices, they are high, but hopefully they will come down before too long. Maybe they could have used SD cards, but for whatever reason (probably piracy) they needed to create a new card.

Also keep in mind, the price probably has a very high profit margin built in for retailers. If customers are buying a memory card, there is a good chance that customer is not coming back to buy games, so Sony has to throw some money at the retailer as an incentive to carry the cards. That being said, if games are cheaper to offset the fact that we have to buy a memory card, that will pay off for most gamers in the long run.

Souledge94 said:

December 22nd, 1:59 pm

The fact they got uncharted and shinobido 2 on launch day is just awesome

Nates4Christ said:

December 22nd, 2:07 pm


Two accounts huh. Is that how you have that eva avatar? I have never seen that one before. :P

HoboCso said:

December 22nd, 2:08 pm


I already own dungeon hunter alliance on ps3, do i have to buy it again via playstation store? because i m not paying 13 dollars for a game i beat twice already, but answer is great =)

btw awesome line up and the price drop on mem cards are great

Zup3rZon3x said:

December 22nd, 2:09 pm

My body is ready!

DarkOne_PR said:

December 22nd, 2:13 pm

I dont know if anyone did a question about this but here i go….

What about the AT&T plans for the 3G version??? that has been suspended in the air for a long time…

how the plan will work? where can we buy it? how much will the plan cost? how much time we will have?

will it be a monthly fee? will u be able to buy the plan via PSN? will there be different plan options??

Thanks in advance.

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    Al De Leon said:

    December 22nd, 3:08 pm

    Hi, these details will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned.

Riseer23 said:

December 22nd, 2:15 pm

Nice was willing to spend 120usd on the 32gig card.will put that 20 dollars to a carrying case then =)

Heavenly_king said:

December 22nd, 2:17 pm

SONY online Entertainment is THIRD PARTY?!?!!!

Zezzler said:

December 22nd, 2:17 pm

If i get the First Edition Vita, will i be able to purchase the launch day game? or do i have to wait a week for those?

bballwalli said:

December 22nd, 2:19 pm

Glad to see escape plan there. Question is, how big are these games going to be on average?

Tulioakar96 said:

December 22nd, 2:24 pm

And what about LBP?

iTofuMan said:

December 22nd, 2:26 pm

Honestly this doesnt look very appealing to me. Granted i really want to get the first edition bundle, but (like with the 3ds) i dont want my system to just be left on my dresser waiting for a game i want to finally be played with. Plus the price for memory stick is still overpriced. It still would be nice to include one with all vita systems (not just first edition bundle) only because its required. One would think when buying a system that everything comes with it being able to use it properly.

Still i really hope Sony takes it much more serious than the psp as you can tell they dont give a damn about it now as we never see psp games being put up on the psn anymore, which would probably help for people like me who dont really see anything of interest for launch.

I dont expect a reply since you really only reply to people who praise you. just would be nice for once for this company to take their consumers point of view for once, it would really help as we would probably see more psp games as some great psp games have yet to be released, and i doubt we will see any now since the Vita is on its way.

Heavenly_king said:

December 22nd, 2:27 pm

@125: All games and gadgets will be available the 15 of February.

Sky-Kid009 said:

December 22nd, 2:28 pm

What happen to Little Big Planet and Ruin? I official Vita page says they are launch titles, but I haven’t heard or seen any info on Ruin since E3.

rockinjs864 said:

December 22nd, 2:32 pm

I’ve been so caught up in the price for the 3G service that I forgot to even ask will the games we already have on our psn be able to be played on the vita?

etur0 said:

December 22nd, 2:38 pm

I thought ruin was announced to be in the launch window and this is what you guys have it listed

Ruin (working title)
Release date
Hardware Launch

apoptope said:

December 22nd, 2:39 pm

Hey what happened to Sound and Shapes? I’m super excited about that game, and even went to SF to try it out at the Vita Hill Social Club. I though it was supposed to be a launch title.

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

December 22nd, 2:39 pm

LOL @ $49.99 Vita games in this day and age of $.99 games on iphone. I know that Uncharted (SP only game lol) will have a higher production value, but best of luck to it. I bet it’ll go down in price within one month. Remember when PSP had 50 dollar games too?

Robbie_G_lrish said:

December 22nd, 2:41 pm

I’m not even going to read the comments because I know most of them will be complaining about memory card prices. I’ll just say that those prices are much better than what was first announced and in Canada those prices are on par or better than what you would pay for the majority of memory cards. I’m pretty okay with it at this point.

etur0 said:

December 22nd, 2:42 pm

@Heavenly_king wrong only some of the games will be available on the feb 15 and 2 of the accessories wont be available on the 15
games that will be available on the Feb.15 are
BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend–Aksys
Escape Plan (PSN only)–Sony
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational–Sony
Hustle Kings (PSN only)–Sony
Little Deviants–Sony
Lumines: Electronic Symphony–Ubisoft
ModNation Racers: Road Trip–Sony
Rayman Origins–Ubisoft
Super Stardust Delta (PSN only)–Sony
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3–Capcom
Uncharted: Golden Abyss–Sony
WipeOut 2048–Sony

jimfear said:

December 22nd, 2:49 pm

how big will be the average game on vita more than 1 gb?

cosmis_chaos said:

December 22nd, 2:50 pm

@ ThreeLeggedFreak . You are so busy trolling and talking crap you haven’t noticed that only SOME games will be $50.00. Many games are well below that price. Why is it people constantly compare phone games to VITA or 3DS games.? they aren’t even in the same ballpark. What true gamer would choose Angry Birds and crap like that over games like Dragon’s Crown, UC:GA and Gravity Daze? I would rather have the whole experience rather ten some cheap Flash game level of game. I could go to any game site on the net and play any knock off of phone games for free. There are a hundred different ‘Angry Birds’ copies alone. But where are you going to find a knocks of Gravity Daze or Escape Plan or Army Corps of Hell on a phone or online

JoeTheBeast16 said:

December 22nd, 2:52 pm

Gravity Rush* @cosmic_chaos

KirAMinh said:

December 22nd, 2:53 pm

Ewww Portable Charger still 50$ ? luckyly that i can buy the same one from ENELOP :”>


December 22nd, 3:04 pm

is it really going to be $9.99-$49.99 (MSRP) because so far i have only seen gamestop and other retailers pricing games at highest $39.99 (MSRP)

Xeref said:

December 22nd, 3:11 pm

Will the accessories and games available on Feb. 15th be available on Amazon on Feb. 15th as well?

JDTAY87 said:

December 22nd, 3:11 pm

For me:

PS Vita
32GB memory stick
Hot Shots Golf World Invitational
wipEout 2048
Touch My Katamari
Gravity Rush
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

And I better hope that lasts me for the rest of my life, ’cause after those child services will take my wallet away for too much abuse.

RurouniSaiya-jin said:

December 22nd, 3:11 pm

No Gravity Rush or Unit 13 at launch is very disappointing ;.;

Kchow23 said:

December 22nd, 3:12 pm

Any info about the 3G version in Canada? All the retailers have taken it out of their websites.

BudDudandSlash said:

December 22nd, 3:21 pm

This is the best system software launch I’ve ever seen in my life. Incredible. I don’t even know where to start!

lamaryo123 said:

December 22nd, 3:41 pm

The Vita is gana be awsome, but dose anyone know if retail games will take up psvita memory card?

Mel_Gibson_bwww said:

December 22nd, 3:47 pm

what about littlebigplanet vita? when is that going to be released???
also this is me:
Wifi vita
modnation racers: road trip
uncharted: golden abyss
littlebigplanet vita
starter kit
vita 2 year warranty that covers everything from best buy
70 dollars
+8.1% state tax
=530 dollars
and im getting the jak and daxter collection for the ps3!!!!!
so it ends up being 575 dollars!!! just enough since i have 688 dollars!
what else should i but with the remaining 113 dollars???

Techni said:

December 22nd, 3:49 pm

Why was TV out removed? That was the best part about the slim PSPs

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