Jack Tretton last night confirmed at the Web 2.0 summit that the PSVita will be released in the US and Europe on February 22, 2012.
With only two months to wait from Japan getting it, this gives a chance for Western audiences to watch the reaction to how the Vita handles before deciding to get it themselves. Tretton confirmed in earlier reports that the Vita would miss the Christmas season, a good time of selling games and game-related memorabilia.
The price is set to be $250 for the Wi-Fi only version, with $300 for the Wi-Fi+3G (AT&T) variant –
no prices for other countries at present, with the other named countries getting a release being Canada and Latin America.
Update: Pricing for multiple countries have been revealed. The basic model will €249.99 (RRP), £229.99, AUD$349.95, and NZD$449.95 in their respective regions. The 3G model will be €299.99 (RRP), £279.99, AUD$449.95 and NZD$549.95 in their respective regions.