The Playstation Vita will not be launching this year for either US nor Europe. Kazuo Hirai, Vice President of Sony, has confirmed that it will be launching next year for both regions. As for a Japan release date, it’s slated for a December 2011 release date. Hit the jump for the for the rest of the story.
“We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable,” Hirai told reporters at Sony’s Tokyo headquarters. “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.”
This is from the recent 3DS price cut that Nintendo had recently; slashing the price of the 3DS nearly $80 down.
“The PlayStation Vita will cost $249 in the U.S., and 24,980 yen in Japan for its Wi-Fi-only version, and $299 in the U.S., and 29,980 yen in Japan for the version that will also have a cell phone service.”