Good news: You still have time to save up for one.
It could be the future of gaming, but where’s my Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble II?
The PlayStation Vita will be released in North America, Latin America, Australia and Europe on February 22 next year. This is a significant amount of time after the Japanese launch, which is due for December 17. You could always import one if you’d like, seeing as they’re region free, but I’m guessing that it probably won’t be worth it in the long run.
The Wi-Fi model of the PlayStation Vita will retail for £229.99 in the UK, while the 3G/Wi-Fi model will cost an extra fifty British pounds. Europe will be looking at €249.99 for the Wi-Fi model and €299.99 for the 3G/Wi-Fi model.
As of writing, €299.99 is roughly equal to £263.49, meaning that Europe is getting a slightly better deal. Japan is getting an even better deal, as their price works out to around £250, and–
Maybe I’m thinking about this too much.
Australia will be happy to know that they’re not alone in being last this time, and they can snap up the PlayStation Vita for $349.95 Wi-Fi and $449.95 3G/Wi-Fi. Australia is, however, getting the worst deal, as the 3G/Wi-Fi unit works out as £15 more expensive than the UK release price.
The price window for the North American and Latin American releases haven’t been revealed yet, but I would hazard a guess that the unit will likely be significantly cheaper than in the European countries (upwards of £50 cheaper than the UK prices); however, this is entirely speculative based on the price of previous console launches.
But who wants a PlayStation Vita anyway?