We know most of the details, we know the price, and we know about a lot of the games.

But we still don't have either a Japanese or Western launch date for the PlayStation Vita. We keep hearing plenty of rumors, though, and the latest comes from French site GamAlive .

A reader (who may or may not speak French), has sent us the link, where we find a November 12 release date for Japan. It also claims that Sony's fancy new portable will be out in the West before March 31, which sounds plausible. This supports other estimates from analysts and journalists; the general consensus is that the Vita will be out in Japan in November or December, and on US store shelves some time during the first quarter of next year. We're hoping to see it sooner rather than later, if only because it's one of the most promising pieces of hardware we've seen.

Hopefully, we'll receive more news this week, although we know Sony doesn't "comment on rumor and speculation." That's no fun, by the way.

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Mdash0009
Mdash0009
9 years ago

well, at least it'll be out for my B-day if this rumor is true.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

Which date, US or JP? How window-shoppingly bittersweet would that be if t'was the latter.

StubbornScorpio
StubbornScorpio
9 years ago

I patiently await TGS for the inevitable announcements on that mean piece of hardware ūüôā

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Your list of games to review in 2012 is gonna be hee-uge Ben.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

Isn't Arnold the one that does mobile gaming reviews?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

If we can ever dredge him up from the pit of Mordor maybe.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

in which case Ben should promote John


Last edited by Cesar_ser_4 on 9/5/2011 11:50:14 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I don't even know how he'd pull that off ūüėČ

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

If March becomes official I may cease and desist importing a Vita from Japan. Imagine if Sony somehow pulled off a worldwide launch this year with a healthy amount of games. Now that would be amazing. Christmas would belong to Sony.

Mogreen
Mogreen
9 years ago

I'll be kinda sad if the U.S rumor is true. I was hoping more along the lines of late Jan.-mid feb. for U.S release, If we have to wait all the way to late march I'll be really upset lol.

Jonesy555
Jonesy555
9 years ago

The US date makes sense simply because it's a good bit of time after Christmas; gives people time to get their money right to buy one of these things. And it also falls right in line with income tax returns…which I will definitely be using mine on. Here's hoping that Persona 4: The Golden will find it's way to being a Vita launch game.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Releasing the Vita on March would give me more time to save for the system itself and the games that I'm going to buy alongside it. However, I really want the Vita NOW! LOL I guess I really have no choice but to be patient. Either way, I'm going to buy the Vita the very day it comes out (or whenever it becomes available in my country).

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

So I guess I have to ask for it when my birthday comes Tehehe…

___________
___________
9 years ago

not plausible, DEFINITELY will be out by march 31st!
no way $ony are going to let this miss the end of their financial year!
TGS will reveal all, cant wait to see what the 18 new unannounced vita and 3 unannounced ps3 games are!
hopefully $ony will make up for their abysmal E3 and gamescom showings this year!
though i wont hold my breath, thats exactly what i said about E3 and gamescom and was seriously disappointed so…………

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Oh Fiddlesticks… How long do I have to wait for the damn thing? And to think, if the Japanese date was the Aussie date, it'd be a birthday present to myself. Alas…

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

I call BS, even though I like the French. Sony should know by now it's a silly idea to have huge gaps between release dates…I hope…

After doing a few seconds research I realise PSP Go was released a month earlier in US & NA before JP… Damn…

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

Well at least I have a few more months to save up for it plus my birthday is the end of Feb so I'll just ask for cash:)

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

It had better bloody well be here by March 31. Too long baking in the oven and it will need an update before launch.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

I like this release date. I will wait 1 month extra just to get it on my birthday!!!

nath08
nath08
9 years ago

Well hasn't that just gone and f*cked my Christmas right up!