Towards the end of the news day yesterday, Sony announced that their next portable will not be launching outside of Japan until February. On February 22nd, 2012, to be exact, the PS Vita will release and be available “at major retailers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.”
The news comes by way of the PlayStation Blog as Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, wrote up his own post. In the post, of course, Tretton hypes the system by declaring that Sony has a ton of titles planned:
“…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.”
Tretton went on to tell gamers a little bit of what they can expect from this portable unit when it launches next February:
“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.”
Gamers in Japan will be able to snag their PS Vitas starting on December 17th of this year. We’re jealous.
Are you sad to see this handheld so far away from the holiday release window, or do you find yourselves thanking Sony for going easy on your wallet during the most intense gaming months we’ve seen in years? I fall into the latter category and am glad I’ll be able to save enough money for the PS Vita without putting myself well into debt.
It’s the little things, you know?
[via PlayStation Blog]