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PS Vita won't hit the UK until early 2012?

on 24 June 2011

The chaps at CVG are reporting that PlayStation Vita won’t be released in the UK until early 2012.

According to a senior retail source close to Sony, the new handheld is being prepped for a January or February launch in the territory, though it is believed Vita will still hit the U.S. this side of Christmas.

The source commented: "Sony knows it's effectively gifting the festive handheld market to 3DS - but is still really confident of a success.”

"The overall strategy is that they want the hardcore to buy first and then spread the word. It's a blow for us, but they think they can still do that in the UK without the Christmas sales boost."

When contacted for comment on the matter, a representative for Sony Computer Entertainment UK stated, “We haven't announced a release date for Vita yet."

Earlier this week, a listing for PlayStation Vita appeared on UK retailer ShopTo, claiming the handheld would be released in early November.

Stay tuned.

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