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.