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Out Today: PlayStation Vita (North America and Europe)

Posted by James Newton

It's finally here!

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.

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User Comments (15)

zaphod

#2

zaphod said:

Going to pick my pre-order up from Game at lunch-time. Very excited. Decided to get the 3G after all - the copy of Wipeout for a £5 top-up was the deciding factor. Was going to buy this anyway but this deal brought the price of the two versions close enough to warrant pushing the boat out a bit further :-) Can't wait!

Magi

#3

Magi said:

Picked up Uncharted, Hot Shots Golf, Wipeout, and a 32gb memory card last night. Vita should arrive today via Amazon. Yay!

SkeeterHarris

#4

SkeeterHarris said:

Just sent you a tweet with a screen shot of wipeout! Twitter client works very well, but what happened to facebook app? It's MIA..

famestephy09

#6

famestephy09 said:

I want one, but i already have the 3DS so i cant get the psvita. It looks awesome the screen is huge. it has some great features. ashame I wont be able to get one.

ShogunRokAdmin

#7

ShogunRok said:

Mine arrived yesterday with good old FIFA. Pretty slick and amazing device, as long as Sony keep the support up with great games Vita is going to be fantastic

nyjayc178

#11

nyjayc178 said:

I been having Vital for a week now and it rocks. The vita is a mobile platform that they can do so much with, there are so many apps that can be made for this platform. And in terms of Facebook I saws video of the UK version was very slow. So maybe they fixing up before it release out here

Bacon_Gal_Blaze

#12

Bacon_Gal_Blaze said:

Shame that Amazon UK didn't delivery my Vita today, despite having payed for First Class delivery to get it on launch :( Hopefully it arrives tomorrow in the post!

Dak_n_Jaxter

#13

Dak_n_Jaxter said:

It's beautiful.... can't stop staring at it. I haven't even turned the thing on yet. I traded in my 360 and MW3. Got around 135 in credit. Picked up the system, Uncharted, and an 8g card. The memory's so small. People complain about the new mandatory card, but that's just BS. They've put that much into something so small, in order to keep the size and weight of the system down, and to prevent piracy. Which is what really devastated the PSP and kept developers from investing. I don't have any problems at all. And it's just so pretty, and a LOT lighter than i thought it would be. Couldn't be happier.

SkeeterHarris

#14

SkeeterHarris said:

@James Thanks James - Hats off to you guys on the BLOG - very well done and great content. Just check and no go yet but not a big deal.

Squiggle55

#15

Squiggle55 said:

very excited about my vita, but my ac adaptor doesn't work. Apparently it charges when it's off and plugged into the PS3, but no luck plugging it into a wall. Has anyone heard anything like this happening to others?

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