Submitted by PsVitaBuzz 1529d ago | rumor

Us Residents Won’t Get The PS Vita Come The 31st! Ouch…..

There is much speculation as to when the rest of the globe will get their hands on the black beauty that is the Ps Vita. As the Japan release date is pegged between the 16th and 17th of December there are numerous news sites slating that the US release will be around the 31st December 2011. (EA, Industry, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS2 Hardware, PS3, PSP, Tech, Tokyo Game Show)

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Jihaad_cpt   1529d ago | Offensive
MrWonderful  +   1529d ago
I will have mine thanks to importing ... ha ha ha
Hufandpuf  +   1529d ago
and everything will be in japanese.
Marceles  +   1529d ago
You can change the system settings to English
Jim Hawking  +   1529d ago
Broken, Broken English.
PSVita  +   1529d ago
rong ew be in ringrish
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Ilikegames76  +   1529d ago
When you first start up the system, it will ask you to choose your language. If you have seen some PS Vita start up videos, you can see that "English" is one of the option in the Language setting.
Even though the PS Vita is from Sony, a Japanese company, the system is most likely made in China. They have good localization and the English interface will most probably not be broken.
laaakokaracha  +   1529d ago
is it possible to change the settings? like with ps3? sounds logical to me but I cant find a source to back it up
miyamoto  +   1528d ago
flamebait title!

better a release date with more than 26 titles at launch than this holiday season release with just 26 titles.
iamnsuperman  +   1529d ago
".It just seems like a really unsuitable date to release one of the hottest handhelds around, when folk have just spent a boat load of money on Christmas and the New year"

Great for retailers though. New years and early January is actually when most of the Christmas shopping is done because of the discounts. This is why a lot of retailers tend to open discount shopping at midnight on Christmas Eve.

"Come on guys, think about it really hard, those retailing giants want those pre orders in for a number of reasons, they want to take that cash of your hands during the festive season".

That is true but these retailers tell you the date will change and also do not take this cash off you till it is released not when you preorder.

To be honest a post Christmas launch is quite smart if it does happen. Early January is a great time. These days Christmas has taken a back seat to the discount shopping post Christmas.
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UltimateIdiot911  +   1529d ago
Not only that but all those gift cards and returns that happens after christmas. Those are money waiting to be spent.
UltimateIdiot911  +   1529d ago
I'm hoping January but expecting it to be March. I'm patient enough to wait for it. Hoping there will be good launch deals.
cervantes99  +   1529d ago
It will be March - the original PSP launched in March.
Dakidog  +   1528d ago
I was thinking the same...but if we follow this pattern PS4 won't be out till holiday 2013, Vita comes out in march and Sony uses it to test all the new software before PS4.
cervantes99  +   1528d ago

I think you are right about a PS4 in 2013. I think Sony will announce it at E3 2012 for a fall 2013 release. Any sooner and I think the system would seem rushed.

I would like a PS4 in 2012 though :)
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Anon1974  +   1528d ago
Isn't this a good thing? I thought the launch wasn't going to be until next year some time. This article is making it out like a Dec 31 launch would be a bad thing. Certainly, it would be nice to have them for the Christmas season - but considering most weren't expecting it until March of 2012, this would be very cool.
Magnus  +   1529d ago
I'll get one as soon as I find out if my cellphone provider will pick up the 3G PSV if not ill go with the other version of the PSV . Shame the thing does not come out on Xmas or before Xmas that would help the PSV make a step for the holiday season which usually means big sales for new electronic devises.
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1529d ago
Yeah I will probably just get the wi-fi one as wi-fi is being put in more and more places anyways.

I have ATT already but dont want to pay any more money. I really hope it is similar to how japan is and you buy pre-paid cards. That would be great as we wouldnt need to have a plan or anything. I wouldnt use the 3g too much so pre paid would be cool for me.
Blaze929  +   1529d ago
I'm banking on March
imoutofthecontest  +   1529d ago
That's when it will happen. This website is just hyping up retail placeholder dates to get hits. I'm disappointed no one has called them out yet.
buffycrp  +   1529d ago
I hate to say it but we probably be waiting till feb march 2012.
ssb3173  +   1529d ago
I wish I was japanese!! :(
Chocoboh  +   1529d ago
Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. I don't think they are a very happy bunch.
rjdofu  +   1529d ago
And tons of Japanese wish to be Western. U will regret it. Be happy with who you are.
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Kingx2  +   1529d ago
aww boo hoo
BLAKHOODe  +   1529d ago
I can't afford it just yet anyway. Besides, let the Japs have it first, figure out and knock out any kinks and by the time it makes it to the US, maybe I'll have the money for it.
cervantes99  +   1529d ago
The PSP is really big in Japan so this is their reward for supporting the original system!
SpaceFox  +   1529d ago
It's a freaking placeholder.
TheLastGuardian  +   1529d ago
Amazon always has December 31st as the release date if the game or hardware is TBA 2011. I guess they haven't changed it since it was delayed to 2012.
Number_3  +   1529d ago
I'm losing interest anyways.
PsVitaBuzz  +   1529d ago
Ok. Just thought I would post some feedback as I am the author of this article. Firstly me and my team are based in the UK, we are not American thus there is no biased point of view. The reason we based this article on the US is because of the sad fact the UK and Europe are always deemed last In the industry, well most of the time. The truth of the matter is UK and Europe won't get their hands on the Vita until the US does.

Secondly a few people have stated the article is retarted because of the fact we stated something Sony had already pointed out....Well, that was the whole point of the article, a lot of people don't know Sony made that statement and are in fact going by Amazon and Gamestop release dates.

Early 2012? What would early be to you fans? Going by past statements Sony has made I have a guy feeling it will be the middle of next year. They done it with the original PSP and for christs sake, they couldn't even get the Network up and running in a promised time.

All in all we won't know until it's announced. Till that day all we can do is speculate. Phew, done :-) Thanks for the response guys.
SilentNegotiator  +   1528d ago
Well congrats on getting all of the hits by wording the title as if this were news.

People being tripped up by placeholder dates on Amazon/Gamestop is NOOOOT news.
PsVitaBuzz  +   1528d ago
Definition of news from Wiki itself is "News is the communication of selected[1] information on current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third party or mass audience." News is by no means factual, and I never stated the article was. It's a discussion. It was my own personal view which I am entitled to just as others are entitled to theirs. It's ok for leading publications to print rubbish that is irrelevant yet I can't form an opinion? Those placeholder dates have caused confusion amongst many waiting for the console.

I assume from your point of view leading sites such as the following:


are not entitled to publish content because it's not deemed NEWS in your eyes? Stick to the 3ds news if that is what you want. :-)
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MasterCornholio  +   1529d ago
I am learning towards March because early January seems a bit too early. But who knows maybe the vita will launch early because Sony doesn't want to miss the holidays.
StarWolf  +   1529d ago
lol at pre-ordering. You would pay 45 bucks more for the Vita, plus shipping ...another 20-30 bucks depending. Then you wait with no games for like 3 months LOL. What, you think your gonna change the language of the games? MvC would be the best game since its not much talking/text but thats already on the PS3 so your paying 400 bucks for a game thats on ps3.

Unless they get some unique colors, ill pre-order next year
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ThrazN7  +   1529d ago
ill wait till a price drop for holiday 2012
laaakokaracha  +   1529d ago
I want to know what games get released on the day psvita gets out...if ff10 HD is among them it is a first day purchase for me!
SlaughterMeister  +   1529d ago
The Vita is being release on or around the 31?

So US residents WILL get the Vita come the 31st?

Learn English, jackass.
nevin1  +   1529d ago
Income Tax season it will release in the US.
PsVitaBuzz  +   1529d ago
"The Vita is being release on or around the 31st" it looks like you need to learn english. I suggest you go play with your 3ds. No, actually don't, that 3d is not only messing with your eyes but clearly it has had an impact on your ability to READ and interpret. Muppet.
LordMe  +   1529d ago
I knew this was not going to be out this year.

But it will be out before March of 2012. They want to get it out before fiscal years end.
Sugreev2001  +   1528d ago
I'll get it on my birthday next year - March 14th...so no worries from me,since I planned to buy on that day anyway.
f789790  +   1528d ago
Why doesn't Sony just give us a date!? I hate how indecisive and silent Sony can be about things. Just make a date, and stick to it!
maniacmayhem  +   1528d ago
They want to see how sales do in japan then adjust accordingly when they release it to the west.
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