NowGamer: Retail source reveals PS Vita is unlikely to launch in Europe in 2011.
NO. I wanted one for Christmas!
I do too however if delaying will prevent mishaps on the Vita hardware or the launch games are not ready then I guess the delay is ok.
It's not a delay. Tretton said it will release in all regions by the end of "SONY"S" 2011 forth quarter, which is March 2012. It seems like it would be logical to get it to those who have a huge buying season around that time! Seeing as how their are very few Japanese Christians and fewer Japanese Jews, they should really bring it to NA/EU for that time! But they will probably sell out the first few waves either way so whatever!
Pretty sure there was never an EU 2011 release set in stone anyway..
http://m.engadget.com/defau... http://www.engadget.com/201... All Hardware expected to ship to retailers must be finalized and ran through US certification board 2months prior to retail shipping, that certification board is the FCC, and today at about 8a Sony foster city and FCC cleared the PSV as ready for us market.... Read the link get educated become informed
Not really, i believe there are way more expecting the dates and full spec blowout at TGS.
For Japan maybe - but the West is where these things are made or broken. Look at the Wii U announcement. Still, it'll probably launch in JP first.
Gamescom is a good time to announce a release date as if it is November or late October which is the rumour that should be the latest as most release are hyped in advanced. TGS would be perfect for the Japanese market as they don't hyped the hardware as much as in the US.
Also, if the source is a retailer that pretty much makes this rumor as valid as the speculative launch dates of any other retailer to date. Nowgamer, you dirty stinking slut.
How can something without an official release date be delayed?
"delayed"? I dont recall Sony giving an official date yet.
Not an official date, no, but they did say they were planning on releasing for 'Holiday 2011'. Damn shame though, I wanted me one of those for Christmas!
THey said 1 territory (obviously japan), not everywhere. They were very clear about this.
You're right...they did, but it was a guy in a suit who could be speaking to the Fiscal holiday, which does indeed dip into 2012...all the way to the end of February actually.
The playstation vita just cleared the FCC this morning, and thats the final step before any electronic device gets shipped to retailers in the North American Territory. http://m.engadget.com/defau... http://www.engadget.com/201... read it and get happy! Sony promised at least one territory for this fall. If it clears the FCC in August the earliest release is October, you can bet they'll announce the release date at gamescon in Germany next month
Erm, Sevir04 - that Engadget story - that mentions the FCC clearing this morning - even states 'It's not coming out in US and EU until 2012'.
I can't say I'm massively surprised, but I am disappointed. Would have loved to get one as soon as I possibly can.
How is it a delay when they said they would only launch in one territory this year and that territory is Japan... NA and Europeans dont get it till 2012. WE HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN THIS.
--------> http://m.engadget.com/defau... http://www.engadget.com/201... <------- electronic devices must clear FCC in the states up to 2 months before they ship to US retailers... NA gets the PSV first
Bubbles + sevir04 and I hope you're right about the release date. I am holing back on getting the psp as I see the vita coming soon and would make since to have it out by the holidays as that's when people spend their hard earned money on expensive toys. Even with only a few games out it would still do well with dl games in the mean time. I would buy 2-3 games max for now but I want the vita bad. In september we should have the release date as sony said they would announce it then for the tgs. Gotta be patient I guess.
FOr real? BUBBLES FOR YOU! Thanks
Actually it turns out that i was right. It is only coming to Japan this year and everyone else gets in in 2012.
I used to work for gamestation in the UK and games/hardware would often drop off pre-order list, the 360 dropped off ours back in 2006. I wouldn't put to much alarm in this till it's announced by Sony
Wasn't it suppose to be a 2012 release and the actual rumor was a late 2011 release? lol!
Tbh I never though it would. The Q4 software line up on all systems says otherwise. There's too many heavy hitters for Sony to drop Vita. It would get eaten alive. As much as I want the system I'm not gonna drop the purchase of over 12 games for one system and I'm sure a lot of other people agree. It'll come out in January-February time imo.
is this for europe only or is it for every country?
How can you delay release that never has been given a offically release date. All Sony has said is that PS Vita will be out in all regions within the 2011 fisical year(which ends March 2012). Gamers forget that Sony has had alot of it's factories affected by the Japan tsunam & earth quake.
If Sony releases the Vita next year it would have 2 bigger problems than if it released this year. They are; the 3DS user base would have swelled over the autumn/winter period and the vita's technology might be less impressive compared to the smartphones of next year.
Ummmm yeah. Isn't that the same problem with the 3DS? 3DS tech is already less impressive the smartphone tech. So why do you believe that the 3DS fanbase will swell and the VITA's won't? We have 70 million PSP owners. 70 million potential customers. So why do you think that now? Oh yeah blind Nintendo fanboy. Sorry, forgot.
I am far from a Nintendo fanboy. I currently own 2 PSPs I am eager for the vita to launch THIS YEAR. In fact, I am a little pissed at Nintendo over the 3DS price drop fiasco. However, given that system sellers like Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3DS are due to be released soon and the significant 3DS price cut, there is every reason to believe its user base would increase a lot.
Well hopefully NA still on track for fall
I feel like I'm waiting for the PSP all over again, so excited. Myy.... preeeeeeeecioooooooous.
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