With the news of a significant delay for gamers in the West, many are looking to Japan to satiate their desire for PlayStation Vita this Christmas. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has some good news, then: the console is region-free.

When asked via Twitter if the machine would be region-free, Yoshida simply replied "yes, it is". Sony hasn't made an official statement about this issue yet, but if Yoshida's Tweet is to be believed the machine will mimic its predecessor the PSP's region-free abilities.

With the machine set to land in Japan on 17th December hopes of finding Vita under the Christmas tree in the West might be cutting it fine, but at least there's the option to buy games from any region to tide you over.

[via pushsquare.com]