PS Vita due in 2012 says Sony
In Japan for Christmas though
Sony has disappointed millions of eager gamers by announcing the PlayStation Vita will not be available in Europe or the US in 2011.
Sony exec Kazuo Hirai broke the news earlier, saying while the anticipated handheld will still launch in Japan before the end of December, the western markets will miss out, Bloomberg reports.
A leaked Blockbuster release schedule appeared to show the Vita on its way to us in time for Halloween, however these words directly from Sony cast serious doubt on the poster's legitimacy.
Hirai also insisted Sony wouldn't need to lower Vita's price like its competitor has, despite Nintendo's handheld up for grabs at two-thirds of the original price.
It's not just games consoles that are being delayed, though. The Sony PlayStation 3D monitor, which was initially penned for a September launch, appears to have been pushed back too, with Amazon US stating the release date as 31 December.
The 24in active-shutter LED TV comes bundled with two pairs of glasses and PS3 exclusive Motorstorm Apocalypse. It also supports SimulView, a system for allowing two users to watch different broadcasts simultaneously from opposite angles.
The PlayStation 3D monitor can be pre-ordered at Amazon US for $499 (£305). As for UK availability, we'll let you know as soon as details emerge. ®
Given that this is *exactly* what they said when the Vita was announced. All the other dates were speculated by people other than Sony. Wishful thinking doesn't pull release dates forward.
Looks like they can take there time now the 3DS sales have halved since nintendos price cut. Things arnt looking good for nintendo at all.
We've been here before...
Do you remember the white PSP launching is Japan first?
I, along with thousands others got them imported, this is going to happen again I suspect.
Sherlock because we should have known Sony would screw us as usual
Pre-announcing a product by more than a year? It's a wonder they'd sell any PSPs at all between now and whenever.
And I was so looking forward to the next exciting episode of "How Sony Screws Their Customers"