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Sony denies cancelled PlayStation Vita 3G rumors, U.S. launch still scheduled

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It all began when CNET predicted that the PlayStation Vita would not launch in the United States, due to what many consider to be poor sales performance in Japan.  From there, low sales numbers have only fueled the rumor fires that the Vita's lifespan would be short-lived.

Even with GameStop leaking U.S. PS Vita launch details, there were still those who believed that the Vita would not make it overseas.  And today, Amazon didn't make matters better.  Earlier today, the online retail giant updated the PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model page so that the Product Details read "Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes."

Immediately, news of this spread leading many to believe that rumors had become true.  Luckily, the folks over at Joystiq reached out to Sony to follow-up with the product listing.

A Sony representative informed everyone that the earlier rumor is NOT true. 

"This is not true," said the representative who also mentioned that the company would be connecting with its Amazon contacts to figure out what the problem was.  The model is still listed as discontinued, but it should be fixed soon.

Currently, the PS Vita is slated for a U.S. release on February 22, 2012 where you can get the Wi-Fi version for $249.99, or the Vita with the Wi-Fi and 3G for $299.99.

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