Sony’s Playstation Vita has long been slated for a December release in Japan, but Sony has just announced at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that their new portable will be hitting shelves in North America and in Europe on February 22 2012. We already knew the PSVita was expected in early 2012, but it’s good to get a confirmed date.
If CVG and VG247 are to be believed, the PlayStation Vita won’t arrive on European store shelves until early 2012. Although the release date has yet to be confirmed by Sony, they are still aiming for a pre-Christmas launch in North America. It would be disappointing if the European release date is in 2011.
The press release for the PSP Go! was released yesterday during Sony’s E3 Press Conference, after an official announcement was made. However, the press release includes some features of the new PSP Go! that were not announced at the conference. In short, the BlueTooth feature on the PSP Go will allow you to pair a DualShock 3 controller to play games (though the rumble feature will not be supported). Also, in-game XMB will be supported (possibly through a firmware update) and there was mention of a calendar and clock application.