PlayStation Vita Release Date in US Confirmed - Pre Order Now!

Finally PlayStation Vita release date in US confirmed! In my previous article, I said if PlayStation Vita will be released in Europe and North America on March 2012 but based on the recently information, PlayStation Vita release date in US is February 22, 2012.

PlayStation Vita Release Date in US

PlayStation Vita Release Date

February 22, 2012

The good news is although PlayStation Vita release date is February 22, 2012 but you can pre-order PlayStation Vita now! So many people have been waiting for PlayStation Vita which previously codenamed "Next Generation Portable" (NGP). PlayStation Vita is the long-rumored successor to the PlayStation Portable hardware series. Projected for a holiday 2011 release, Vita retains the familiar general form of the PlayStation Portable hardware series while dramatically improving on virtually every aspect of its use with powerful and exciting new features including: dual touch pads at the front and rear, dual cameras at the front and rear, dual analog sticks, a 5-inch OLED screen, GPS, six-axis motion sensors and a three-axis electronic compass and exceptional built-in connectivity via Wi-Fi (PlayStation Vita WiFi Edition).* Taken together this makes for a handheld gaming device that truly signals the entry of handhelds into the world of Next-Gen gaming.

There are 2 editions of Playstation Vita:
  1. PlayStation Vita 3G/WiFi Edition
  2. PlayStation Vita WiFi Edition

PlayStation Vita Features

PlayStation Vita

  • Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display
  • Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Two digital cameras (front and rear)
  • Software titles on small, Vita-specific flash memory-based cards
  • Three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass
  • Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity (3G network connectivity not available in PlayStation Vita WiFi Edition)
  • Free PlayStation Network access, including trophy support and new Vita features "LiveArea" and "Near"
  • Vita can play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store

And here is the PlayStation Vita 3G/WiFi Edition technical specs:

PlayStation Vita 3G/WiFi Edition Technical Specs

PlayStation Vita 3G/WiFi Edition

CPU - ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)
GPU - SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions - Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Touch Screen - 5-inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear Touch Pad - Multi-touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras - Front camera, rear camera
Game Media/Storage - New dedicated flash-based game medium; dual slots, one for the new game medium, the other is for storage media to be utilized for personal content and download content
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
Sensors - Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), three-axis electronic compass
  • Built-in GPs
  • Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches
  • PS button
  • Power button
  • Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
  • Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
  • Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
  • Right stick, Left stick
  • START button, SELECT button
  • Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications
  • Mobile network connectivity (3G)
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
Battery - Internal/embedded (not removable)

* Connectivity subject to Wi-Fi availability coverage limitations.
** 3G functionality and coverage requires purchase and activation of an additional AT&T data plan. Connectivity subject to 3G coverage limitations.

If you want to pre-order PlayStation Vita, I recommend you to pre-order it on Amazon! Because you will get the lowest price when Amazon lower the price between your order time and the end of the day of the PlayStation Vita release date. So, let's pre-order now!