Friday, October 21, 2011

Street date, RRP confirmed for PlayStation Vita in Europe and Australia

Following confirmation that the PlayStation Vita will hit Japanese shelves in December, comes news that Sony's handheld gaming device will hit the UK, European and Australian shelves on February 22nd 2012.

The Wi-Fi model will retail for £229.99 in the UK, €249.99 in Europe and $349.95 in Australia, while the 3G/Wi-Fi model will set punters back £279.99, €299.99 in Europe and $449.95 in Australia.

Boasting 80 games currently in production, as well as impressive augmented reality technology, Australian SCEE Managing Director Michael Ephraim claimed in a statement that the Vita is "a revolutionary device, which will offer the best possible portable gaming experiences on the market."

Vita is set to launch first in Japan on December 17. If you do fancy importing one in time for Christmas though, Vita will be region free.

While we have to wait a little longer than Japan to get our hands on the portable, it should arrive over here with plenty of games. It's launching with 26 in Sony's home country, but the platform holder has said it expects 100 to be available within the console's launch window.

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