We are so desperate to get hold of the PS Vita that we may book a flight to wherever its released in the first, just so we can pick one up. This morning it seems that flight is inevitable as the UK won’t be receiving the device until after Xmas.
According to CVG, a retail source very close to Sony Computer Entertainment has said that Sony is weighing up a January or February launch date for the system in the UK, meaning that if you want the device before Xmas then you will probably have to import it from somewhere such as the US, where the device is likely to arrive around December time.
“Sony know it’s effectively gifting the festive handheld market to 3DS – but is still really confident of a success,” the source told CVG. “They want the hardcore to buy first and then spread the word. It’s a blow, but they think they can still do that without the Christmas sales boost.”
Sony simply said “We haven’t announced a release date for Vita yet,” when asked about this latest speculation.
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