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Rumor: Vita In Japan On November 12, In US By March 31

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.

Tags: playstation vita, ps vita, vita launch, vita release date

9/5/2011 8:59:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

Mdash0009
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 9:39:59 PM
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well, at least it'll be out for my B-day if this rumor is true.

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 6:57:24 AM

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

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StubbornScorpio
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 10:34:14 PM
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I patiently await TGS for the inevitable announcements on that mean piece of hardware :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 10:36:41 PM
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Your list of games to review in 2012 is gonna be hee-uge Ben.

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Cesar_ser_4
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:27:06 PM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:35:11 PM

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

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Cesar_ser_4
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:49:42 PM

in which case Ben should promote John

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 12:54:40 AM

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

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FatherSun
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 10:46:04 PM
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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.

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Mogreen
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:00:03 PM
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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.

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Jonesy555
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 8:04:44 PM

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.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:48:29 PM
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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).

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TheCrazyMerc
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 12:26:44 AM
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So I guess I have to ask for it when my birthday comes Tehehe...

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___________
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 3:32:12 AM
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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............

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 3:54:28 AM
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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...

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 7:07:31 AM
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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...

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Robochic
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 8:48:22 AM
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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:)

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 9:56:25 AM
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It had better bloody well be here by March 31. Too long baking in the oven and it will need an update before launch.

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thj_1980
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 3:36:54 PM
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I like this release date. I will wait 1 month extra just to get it on my birthday!!!

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nath08
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 4:26:57 PM
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Well hasn't that just gone and f*cked my Christmas right up!

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