Vita Software Will Be Region-Free
The PlayStation Vita has been getting a lot of press lately; it dominated a large portion of Sony's press conference at the Tokyo Game Show.
But there's one final piece of big news for the week: according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida's Twitter feed, software for the Vita will not be region-locked.
We don't have any further details, so we're not sure if the portable will be open via physical media or digital content (or both). If you're wondering, the PS3 and PSP are region-free when it comes to physical media; i.e., a game produced in one country can be played in another with no problem. That being said, the digital content is indeed region-locked. You're limited to the content available to the region in which you reside, which is dictated by your PSN account.
We'll have to figure out if the Vita will be open the whole way 'round but either way, it's good to know that at least physical media will be region-free. The more we hear about Sony's new handheld, the more interested we become...
9/16/2011 8:45:09 PM John Shepard