According to an anonymous source confiding in French site GamAlive, PlayStation Vita will be available to buy in Japan from 12th November this year.

We're expecting to hear official confirmation of the system's Japanese release date at next week's Tokyo Games Show, and as Sony has pledged the machine will make it to the Land of the Rising Sun before the year's end a November release seems likely.

As for the rest of the world, the same anonymous tipster claims the Western world will get its chance in March, a situation that would resemble the staggered release schedule for Sony's last hardware launch, the PlayStation 3.

We'll find out more next week, so stay tuned.

[via gamalive.com]