PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Vita Will Launch On December 17th In Japan [Update]


While the rest of the world won’t see the PlayStation Vita until 2012, Japan is getting the device this year.


The Vita will launch in Japan on December 17th, Sony just announced at their ongoing press conference in Tokyo. It’ll be available in 3G/Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi (only) models. Sony will partner with Japanese service provider NTT Docomo for the device’s 3G service.


NTT Docomo are coming up with a new subscription plan for the Vita. A 20-hour pre-paid plan will cost 980 yen (close to $13), while a 100-hour pre-paid plan will cost 4,980 yen (about $65). Keep in mind that rates for the U.S. and Europe will be different.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.