PlayStation Vita to hit SA in February

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that their latest handheld device, the PlayStation Vita, will be launching in South Africa on 22 February 2012. The device will also see a release throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia around the same time.

Sony's PlayStation Vita (image: Sony)

“PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences. Its revolutionary mix of features combined with social connectivity, delivers a platform for gamers to play games in a whole new way and to connect with their friends and the world around them” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO, SCEE.

Ryan added that he is very excited about the worldwide launch. “We’re very excited to launch a portable gaming device that goes beyond anything available on the market and is positioned to deliver the uncompromised gaming experiences consumers have been asking for.”

The Vita will be competing with the Nintendo Wii U handheld when its released next year, although the Nintendo 3DS already has a bit of an advantage when it comes to handheld devices.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor