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PlayStation Vita to launch Feb 22 in Europe and US

Update: Sony confirms UK prices of £229 for the Wi-Fi model and £279 for the 3G version of handheld

Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld will launch in the US and Europe on February 22.

The UK RRP for Vita is £229 for the Wi-Fi model, and £279 for the 3G version. In Europe the hardware will cost €249 and €299 and in the US those prices are $249 and $299.

Although no solid launch line-up has been given, Sony has over 100 games in development for the new handheld system, including Resistance: Burning Skies and Uncharted Golden Abyss, as well as social apps for connectivity to other Vita users and popular services such as Twitter, Facebook and Skype.

The system launches in Japan December 17 with 26 games on day one.

There is still no indication of pricing for 3G data services.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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