Tom at El33tonline writes:
"Sony has denied all reports of a delay for the PS Vita, but it’s clear that the company was originally targeting a holiday 2011 launch in as many Western territories as possible. This is the time of year when people are more willing than usual to part with their hard-earned cash, and so a shiny new Sony portable on store shelves would seem like an enticing Christmas present proposition to many.
Why then did Sony push back the PS Vita to early 2012 in the West? It’s a question I’ve mulled over many times while resigning myself to the fact that I won’t be able to purchase a PSV this year."