Oct 18, 2011

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Updated: PlayStation Vita US Release Date Announced

Updated: PlayStation Vita US Release Date Announced

UPDATE: The official PlayStation Blog has updated with the reveal of the PlayStation Vita’s release date. Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, had this to say on the announcement:

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. Our first-party studios and 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 . . . 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!

The Vita is still on track for a December 17 release in Japan. Check out the full story on the official PlayStation Blog.

ORIGINAL STORY: We’ve known since TGS that the PlayStation Vita would be coming out in Japan on December 17. Pre-orders for Sony’s successor to the PlayStation Portable went live in Japan just a few days ago. Rumors of a Spring 2012 or March 2012 release in other territories have been swirling for weeks, but now we finally know when the Vita will launch in North America. Sony confirmed the date to IGN moments ago.

The PlayStation Vita will launch in North America, Australia, Latin America and Europe on February 22, 2012.

No other details have surfaced at this time. Check back to this article for further updates as this story develops.