Vita will not be out this year

Christopher Dring
Vita will not be out this year

Sony VP Kazuo Hirai has announced that PlayStation Vita won't reach European and US shelves this year.

It had been rumoured for some time that the device would miss its Q4 target, and now that has been confirmed. Retailers had previously told MCV they were hopeful the handheld would arrive for Christmas, but wasn't expecting it.

The delay will give UK and US retailers the opportunity to puts its weight behind Nintendo's recently discounted 3DS format.

Vita is now expected next year - with March the likely month. Details of the line-up and pricing for Europe will be announced at Gamescom in under two weeks.

In the US Vita will cost $249 for the Wi-Fi edition and $299 for the 3G version.


Tags: Sony , Vita , launch , release date , ps vita , playstation vita

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Good, get Christmas expenses out of the way!

Nicola Whitaker

Nicola Whitaker ELITE GAMER
Aug 4th 2011 at 12:43PM

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Kind of glad the device is looking to release around march next year means we can focus on pushing all the great new games coming out on PS3/Xbox 360 (Battlefield 3,Modern Warfare 3 etc).

not saying the device wont sell but giving it a release date in march will give Gamers and retailers something to look forward to in early 2012.

Gordon Crawford

Gordon Crawford INDUSTRY
Aug 4th 2011 at 2:29PM

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