Playstation Vita launch delayed to 2012 in North America and Europe

Sony planned a worldwide launch for the Vita but now there are a change of plans. The Vita will still launch in Japan before the year ends but North America and Europe will have to wait until 2012 to play with Sony's newest portable.

According Hirai the delay is because they want to have a solid launch lineup of games for each region, though we still don't have any indication as to what games are going to be there day one.

And if you think there will be some type of price drop for the Vita as a response to the 3DS price drop, think again. "We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable. There is no need to lower the price just because somebody else that happens to be in the video game business decided that they were going to lower their price," said Hirai.

Nintendo is in a vulnerable spot right now in regards to the 3DS. With this delay Sony is giving Nintendo the opportunity to be the "Hot Item" come this holiday season which may backfire on them in the long run.


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