The PlayStation Vita unofficially launches in North America this week. We say “unofficially” because, well, even though the so-called First Edition Bundle is sanctioned by platform holder Sony, the system’s launch date will officially go down in history as February 22nd. It’s all a bit confusing, but the point is, Sony's eagerly awaited second handheld is not many days away now.

Recognising that, Sony’s posted a full and frank tour of its next system onto the PlayStation Blog. The video isn’t exactly brimming with new information, but it’s a perfectly timed hype piece.

Back when we were nippers we used to stare at screenshots of our most anticipated games in Official PlayStation Magazine every day before they were released. Consider this video the modern day equivalent of that.