PlayStation Vita let loose in the UK on 22 February

Sony's next gen portable hits UK shores in 2012

When it comes to the PlayStation Vita we know this much: Sony's next-gen portable console is set to launch in Japan on 12 November, while we're being made to wait till 2012 to get our grubby hands on the gaming action – although its exact release date has remained a mystery.

Happily, we don't have to speculate any longer – Sony has revealed that the PlayStation Vita will finally be available from 22 February in Europe, the US, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia.

Price tag info remains the same, so expect to fork out £230 for the Wi-Fi only model and £280 for the privilege of 3G. Need a spec refresh? We can tell you everything you need to know about Sony's powerful handheld gaming portable.

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