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Sony's PlayStation Vita North America, Europe Release Dates Announced

Sony President & CEO Jack Tretton shared some very exciting news at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Sony's much-anticipated handheld, the PlayStation Vita, received a release date.  Unveiled back in January, fans have been clammoring for a launch date.

Starting February 22, 2012, the PS Vita will be available at major retailers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

"Our first-party studios and army of publishing partners have been extremely hard at work to ensure that PS Vita launches with a vast library of titles that deliver unique gameplay experiences that go beyond any handheld or mobile device on the market," Tretton said in a PlayStation blog post.

The Vitahas more than 100 games currently in development including Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Ultimate  Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Assassin's Creed, FIFA, Call of Duty, and much more.

"With its vibrant 5-inch OLED screen, dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch panel, PS Vita will deliver rich, immersive games with stunning graphics, which simply can’t be found anywhere else. Now you’ll be able to play shooters and action titles on-the-go with controls that are familiar, and you won’t have to block out the gorgeous screen to interact with the games."

In addition to the abundance of big-named games, VIta owners will have access to social aplications to help connect with fellow PS Vita owners.  The Vita will have aplpications like Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter.

February 22, 2012 can't come soon enough!

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