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PS Vita Comes To America, Europe February 22

Sony's upcoming PS Vita handheld console finally has a firm release date in the Western markets: the system launches February 22 of next year at either a $249 or $299 price point.

Frank Cifaldi, Contributor

October 18, 2011

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Sony's upcoming PS Vita handheld console finally has a firm release date in the Western markets. Speaking at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco Tuesday, Sony Computer Entertainment of America president and CEO Jack Tretton formally announced that the system will be available February 22nd 2012 in North America, Latin America and Europe. The two versions of the console -- one with Wi-Fi only and one with both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity -- will be priced at $249.99 and $299.99, respectively, in both Canada and the United States. The launch price in Europe will be €249.99 and €299.99. "PlayStation Vita will redefine traditional boundaries of gaming and blur the lines between entertainment and reality," said Tretton in a statement. The console will make its global debut in Japan on December 17. According to Sony, over 100 games are currently in production for the console.

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Frank Cifaldi

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Frank Cifaldi is a freelance writer and contributing news editor at Gamasutra. His past credentials include being senior editor at 1UP.com, editorial director and community manager for Turner Broadcasting's GameTap games-on-demand service, and a contributing author to publications that include Edge, Wired, Nintendo Official Magazine UK and GamesIndustry.biz, among others. He can be reached at [email protected].

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