Desperately want the PlayStation Vita? Considering importing Sony's new portable when it releases in Japan on December 17?
Well, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida doesn't recommend it . He posted on his Twitter feed that Western gamers should just wait for the launch dates for their respective regions. He also reminded us that the circle and X buttons are switched on the Japanese Vita; it's one of those "minor nuisances" importers would have to deal with. Here are the direct quotes:
"There are people who are interested in importing the Japanese version of PS Vita from outside Japan, but I personally do not recommend that."
"Sorry to make you wait a bit longer. We will update the launch dates outside Japan soon."
Guess we'll just have to live with that. Besides, how long will we really have to wait? The Vita is bound to be a hot item, but we're wondering if it will appeal to those who haven't been portable gamers in the past.