PlayStation Vita’s US and Europe Launch Delayed until 2012
The successor the PSP has been delayed and won’t arrive in North America and Europe until next year. The is very unfortunate as since being revealed as the “Next Generation Portable” or NGP in January and detailed at their E3 2011 press event the Playstation Vita was creating quite a buzz mostly due to it’s specs, featured games and attractive $250 price.
With the Nintendo 3DS stumbling out the blocks with lackluster sales, few games and having to resort to big price cut the Playstation Vita was expected to be in a good position to challenge for the handheld gaming crown if it could be available in the lucrative Christmas season. The Vita will be available in Japan in time for Christmas but with the west left out it will put a dent in the Vita’s success, just how big or detrimental a dent will be seen in the future.