The wait is over: PlayStation Vita is finally available in Europe and North America.

The console went on sale at midnight across the western hemisphere, with launch parties in major cities welcoming Sony's gleaming new handheld to the world.

If you've already got your Vita from a midnight launch or are heading out to pick it up today, be sure to Tweet photos to @pushsquare or drop us a line in the comments below so we know what you've got your hands on.

Don't forget to consult our Vita Launch Guide and FAQ and check out our ever-growing collection of PlayStation Vita reviews.

Still in two minds about the console on the whole? We've put together an exhaustive PlayStation Vita console review to give you the in-depth scoop on the console itself.