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PSP Vita Release Date, Moved to 2012 for US and Europe

Written on August 06, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sony's PlayStation Vita will miss out the holiday shopping frenzy in US and Europe.

Finally, the timeline for the ’s release date has been set. But if you’re living in US and Europe, perhaps you won’t like this announcement made by .

, Sony Corp. Executive Vice President, confirmed that the upcoming PSP successor will still hit the markets of by the end of 2011, but won’t be available in U.S. and Europe until next year. Kazuo Hirai pointed out that this issue was not considered to be a “delay”. They just wanted to make sure that the system has been equipped with a wide array of HD titles the moment it launches.

This new timeline only means that the anticipated gaming console will not be a part of the Holiday shopping spree in the American and European markets. And with regards to the specific launching date of the in the two markets? Nobody knows yet as Kazuo Hirai has not given any comments on that. But he affirmed that there is a possibility that it could miss out the Japan holiday too.

Meanwhile, the president also claimed that the 3DS’s lowered price will not affect their strategy for the Vita. He even explained: “We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable. There is no need to lower the price just because somebody else that happens to be in the video game business decided that they were going to lower their price.”

The PlayStation Vita will still retail for $249 for its WiFi only models and $299 for 3G/WiFi versions.

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