Prepare for this story to be blown out of proportion.

The cull is probably designed to better service other regions, but we daresay it will bring out the the "doomed" brigade in the coming days.

For what it's worth, the unconfirmed report filed by PlayPortable-Live, states that the PS Vita's first shipment in France will be 40,000 units strong rather than the previously speculated 80,000. It's said that around 30,000 of the shipped units will be Wi-Fi compatible devices, with the remaining 10,000 supporting 3G.

Have at it.