PushSquare: "We always knew it was a likely scenario, but we chose to believe otherwise. Sony never officially said the PlayStation Vita would get a worldwide launch this year, only ever really committing to a Japanese launch. "Phased global rollout" was the textbook buzzword Sony used.
"But we believed because it made sense. How could Sony not put the PlayStation Vita out in all major markets before Christmas? The Nintendo 3DS has been in stores worldwide for a long time, and while it's failed to tear up the hardware charts, recent announcements coming out of Nintendo regarding pricing and marketing suggest that the system's weeks away from catching fire. I'm fully expecting Nintendo to tear up the charts this holiday."