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PlayStation Vita set to launch December 17 in Japan

updated 12:55 am EDT, Wed September 14, 2011

Wi-Fi pricing still set at $325

Sony has finally confirmed a launch date for its Vita handheld, which will not arrive until December 17 for customers in Japan. Despite Sony's recent move to slash the PS3 price down to $249 ahead of 2011 holiday sales, the company has maintained its original promise to offer the Vita Wi-Fi variant for 24,890 yen (~$324 USD) and the 3G model for 29,980 yen (~$390 USD).

The Vita will be sold alongside 29 different games when it arrives in Japan. The upcoming titles include Fish On, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, Katamari, F1 2011, and WipeOut, among others.

Sony will begin taking Vita preorders in Japan on October 15. US customers may be disappointed to find that the company has yet to provide a time-frame for bringing the device to other markets such as the US.

by MacNN Staff



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