We may have the Vita launch date!
I was hoping for a March release, only because my birthday is March 28th. However, I want my Vita sooner, and I'm getting it regardless. I wouldn't doubt a January release, only because Sony anticipated a December release. It doesn't hurt to hope, right?
To save people some time, the author of the article says that a 'reliable' source told him that the release date of the Vita (he doesn't even specify if it's the US or UK release) is the 12th of January.
It says US release date right at the top but I hate these sites that just state "a source" as if we a just to take the word of some unknown site.
Yea, I call BS
Thanks for the comment. It saved me the click and giving a crappy site a hit. +1 Helpful I'm so sick and tired of "insider sources". They create rumors into "fact" in communities like these, and N4G has become saturated with them.
It clearly says US release date, so next time you are saving people time, at least be accurate.
as everyone knows, it'd be smarter for Sony to release it in March since 3/31 is the end of their fiscal year (good way to end the year and start the new one). it doesn't really make sense for them to release it in January unless they're expecting big things for the PS Vita OR they're not doing so hot this year and releasing the Vita in Japan in December wont help that much... hm...
March? Oh no no no plz NO! March already has Mass Effect 3, StreetFighter x Tekken and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, we don't need Vita out then, Jan-early Feb plz! XD But if its March im fine with that.
My b-day is March 9th.
I'm March 11 :)
Mine is March 7th lol
my bdays the 6th, we all fish.
Mine is Sep 21, and ill buy it anyways
@Etseix: You should have put "C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER" lol.
I believe him ..not sure if the date is right but something tells me that the month is..if not January then February because I really can't see them waiting any longer.
Its on my birthday!
holy crap! my birthday is on march 28th as well :d i still say the earlier the better. Are they making improvements or something since it will be realeased in japan a couple of months ahead?
Well, how much credibility is a no-name site who claims to have a 'source' then doesn't disclose source meant to have? Here's your answer: None. He could be telling the truth, but this article is so non-sensical, that it should be taking with less than a grain of salt.
You're right, in the fact that the type of source is in no way specified. Being a small site, does not make it, in fact, unreliable. That is irrelevant. However, it could definitely go both ways on this date. I'll expect March and cross my fingers for a sooner date.
What makes it so non-sensical? No, sarcasm, I am open to constructive criticism.
Not saying I believe them, but I read a lot of manga spoilers. Countless times some random nobody on a forum will claim something downright absurd, but it happened to be true. Again not saying this will happen here, but it does happen.
January 12? Sounds way too early. I heard japanese retailers are already selling out of pre-orders. There's no way Sony will have enough Vitas for a early January launch.
At least he knows that if its wrong his website will be considered unreliable.
Too early.Sounds fake to me
why would they skip christmas and sell it right after? releasing your product straight after christmas, business wise, is crazy. If Sony want to cash in on probably the best handheld yet, then they would put it out December or about 3 months after. After all the spending, not many would go straight out and buy it in January. So if they are gonna release it after christmas then they would surely do it atleast at the end of February- end of March/beginning of April Just my opinion
AWesome! Great descision of Sony, people tend to have a lot of gift cards from Xmas and what Better way than to use them for the vita.
And what is this "reliable source"?
As soon as it releases in Japan, we will have a release date for the rest of the world.
I. Thought capcom confirmed March 8th...
I hope not, don't want to wait that long.
I don't believe this. Plus a 2011 release would be great! I consider myself reliable and I'm saying holiday season 2011. Someone write an article, I'll be your source.
So January is unbelievable, but you'll buy a November/December date? Hey, I hope it's 2011 too!
No, a "reliable source" is unbelievable. If its not official its anything but reliable.
January 12, 2012 the day that the psp brand officially dies.
mang,im still tryn to save lol
I take this with a mountain of salt. I'll wait for the official date from Sony.
well i mean the bigger the amount of salt the more you believe it lol jus sayin
You do know that if I take a mountain of salt it will kill me. right? So, who's in their right mind to do that?
The reason that I don't out my source is because they would get fired, without a doubt. I stated in the post that I am also skeptical. Grain of salt swallowed by me first :-)
Not happening. A March 2012 launch sounds more realistic.
@fanboydestroyer You don't have to reveal everything about your source, but it's VERY hard to take this rumor seriously without an ounce of indication as to who you heard it from. I'm astonished that this rumor's N4G rating is basically too close to call, when there is absolutely NOTHING telling me you didn't just make it up. I'm not saying you did, but for what reason should I (and others) believe you?
i work at GameStop the Vita is coming out 4/01/12, i'll take a pic and upload it 2mm.
thats a place holder date working at gamestop you should know that
Here's the UK release date for the PS Vita.. January 23rd... (Don't quote me on it though, because I don't have a source) facepalm.
I'm not sure why everyone is upset with this guy. He clearly states that it's not a confirmed fact and that's why the headline has question marks. Also for those asking for the source why would he give you that? What if his source is someone inside Sony or someone who got a special viewing. If he gave their name they could get fired or never get to see early tech again.
It's not a matter of jumping down the guys throat, it's a matter of "We don't believe you, because there is absolutely no reason we should." To be fair, even saying who his source was wouldn't prove the point. I could tell you I heard from Shuhei Yoshida that Halo 4 will be a PS3 exclusive. Do you believe me?
Time to get some popcorn and watch this website either rise to glory or fall on its face.
We can only hope so
sony is retarded when trying to sell systems when people already spent all there money somehere else in the holidays or what not..... tactics sony come take notes from nintendo they always have good holiday line ups cant say much for xbox 360 basicaly the name sell itself... a worldwide launch is a smart move on sonys fat pockets or they dont care about money anymore....
u really dont have a clue lol
its never gonna be released in january, it leaves no time to promote, ideally u wanna give yourself a 3 month release date in advance, i think end of march sounds about right, if a release date is announced before end of january
No offense but I could post on my website that we heard info from a valid source... any of us could. Of course you could be telling the truth but for me, it's a site I've never heard of stating you have info from a valid source that you won't disclose. Like I say, no offense but this article could literally of came from any site on the net and a rule of thumb tends to be 'legit sources' will go to the 'big' websites
Well, this had a good run. http://n4g.com/news/868511/... Fiction can be fun, but I find the reference section a little more enlightening.
FEBRUARY 22,2012 OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR U.S
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