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TGS 2011: PlayStation Vita dated for Japan

Sony’s Tokyo Game Show presentation started off with a boring, slow, utterly dull recitation of statistics and trends, but the publisher didn’t disappoint when it came to dropping new information. In-between showing off the system’s online features and tablet-like functionality, they revealed that the Japanese launch date is set for December 17.

No date was given for Europe or the United States, which makes sense, what with this being the Tokyo Game Show, but it’s still a good sign that the system is making a release in 2011, no matter where it might be. Odds are we’ll find out more about the system’s release in English-speaking territories in the coming months, especially if it’s still slated for a release in the first half of 2012. Stay tuned!

Sep 13, 2011

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.