Sony PlayStation Vita release date leaked online

Posted on Jun 23 2011 - 12:21pm by Julius

The release date for PlayStation Vita, Sony’s next-generation portable gaming console, has leaked online. Shopto.net, an online video games retailer, has reported that the UK release date of the new mobile gaming platform is on November 4th and Amazon UK has responded with a launch date in December.

Shopto.net also leaked the release of 20 Playstation Vita launch titles, its availability on November 4th and the a reported price tag of £39.99 each. The leaked 20 games to be released include WipEout 2048, LittleBigPlanet and Killzone, while BioShock, Modnation, Monster Hunter Portable, Resistance and Super Stardust Delta are included in Shopto’s pre-order list. Curiously, Amazon has posted the release date as 31st December, which seems an unlikely time to launch a new gaming console.

Sony confirmed the European pricing of the PlayStation Vita at its unveiling at the Electronic and Entertainment Expo (E3) last July. The Wi-Fi model will be sold at 249 euros, while the Wi-Fi plus 3G will be sold at 299 euros.

This is the first news about PS Vita’s UK release date and Sony stated that the November 4th launch is only a speculation. They have not yet confirmed the pricing of titles and when the console is going to come out, Amazon has listed the base model for £229.99 with the Wi-Fi and 3G costing £279.99.

The speculated November 4th release date is very well timed for the Christmas rush and with the addition of launch titles like LittleBigPlanet and WipEout 2048, it will be a massive success for Sony. Surely the Amazon.com date of 31st December is a mistake?

Are we going to see the PlayStation Vita on the shelves this November or are we looking for an late 2011 release? Is it good for Sony to release Vita before the holidays?

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  1. Anthony June 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    December 31st is the default date that Amazon puts for products releasing sometime this year. They put the last day of the year to inform you that it is scheduled to be out before next year. This may not be the case with the PS Vita as Sony has clarified that holiday season means by the last quarter of Sony's fiscal year, which is not the same as the last quarter of the calendar year. It may be out as late as February or March outside Japan.

  2. Jake June 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Also it has been announced on: http://www.woolworths.co.uk/playstation-next-gene

    2nd of November, UK, £299

  3. Daydream605 June 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Woolworths are also saying delivered by 2/11/11
    http://www.woolworths.co.uk/playstation-next-gene

  4. Lawliet June 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    i would go with amazon on this one or just wait a few more months and jack tretton said it could be out latest by march outside N A and japan

  5. Alpha July 7, 2011 at 5:54 am - Reply

    The correct release date is nov.4 and the wifi is 249.00 and the wifi/3G is 299.00. I don't know about the games though for the playstation vita.

  6. Chrismmm July 13, 2011 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Watch the e3 product announcement. Kaz Harai said it would be out during the holiday season THIS YEAR!

  7. PS Vita Forum September 1, 2011 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Unfortunately it's not going to be out for the holiday season – it's been delayed until Q1 2012. At least they're not rushing it! The system looks awesome!

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