[Rumor] PS Vita release date leaked?

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    Online retailer Shopto.net has posted a release date of November 4 2011 for Sony's next-generation handheld, the PlayStation Vita. The UK-based retailer has listed Wi-Fi and 3G versions of the console for pre-order, with UK RRP stated as £229.99 and £279.99 respectively.

    In pre-order listings, Shop-To has priced games at £40.


    At E3, Sony announced that the PS Vita would be launched "in the global market starting the end of 2011", listing the international prices as:

    Wi-Fi Model: ¥24,980 (inc. tax), $249 and €249

    3G/Wi-Fi Model: ¥29,980 (inc. tax), $299 and €299

    Worried about the relative price of Sony's new handheld in your region? We quizzed Michael Denny, Sony's Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe at E3, and he confirmed that - to the best of his knowledge - Vita would be region free. [/p]

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    For the other regions (outside of maybe Japan), it should be around that date if the rumor is true. Still, it could just be a screw-up, as most online shops do.

    Still, if it's around November, I'll be sure to nab one, hopefully for Christmas.
     
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    I don't really trust rumors [​IMG]
    but this release date seems close enough [​IMG]
     
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    I read that as April 11th, 2011... and I though, "Well, that doesn't make any sense..."

    I think it's a European thing to put day/month/year.

    Anyway, sounds like it could be true. I don't think I'll be picking up one. If I do, it will be a very long time after launch.
     
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    Somebody really needs to tell Sony that £1 certainly does not equal €1. Assuming the prices listed are in any way accurate of course.

    If this is true there'll be a fair amount of UK punters importing from Europe. Especially if the exchange rate improves between now and Xmas.
     
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    Yeah that is the way we write it in most of Europe. I think some of the Eastern Europeans write it YMD and possibly Sweden.
    EDIT Actually checking on wiki it would appear it is not a European thing at all. Most of the world does it day/month/year

    They really are taking the piss if they make the UK price the same numerically as the US price.
     
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    UK prices were up on amazon for a while now.
    Just as I thought.
    US $249 = UK £229

    Even though $250 = £160
     
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    How can they justify that? We always get done up the bottom on pricing. Although Australians usually get done over way worse than us. Poor buggers! We appear to be subsidising low prices for North America.
     
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    US price won't include tax. Knock the vat of ours and it becomes $249 and £194. Still £34 more than a straight conversion, but unfair to compare price with tax and price without.
     
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    Yeah I know that, it doesn't change anything though. If Sony tried charging North Americans $55 more than us I predict there would be a riot.
     
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    Yep, we do that in Sweden [​IMG] either YYMMDD or YYYYMMDD (but we also write DDMMYYYY sometimes as well)

    On topic: if the release date is correct, I might get one for christmas [​IMG] and I'm not shocked about the price...
     
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    Yea I'm not buying it for that price, it'll probably sell like mad in North America though.
     
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    you just need to know where to shop so you dont get charged tax [​IMG]
     
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    The rumour has been debunked by Sony as "pure speculation".
     
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