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PlayStation Vita Release Set for February 22, 2012

By Wesley Fenlon

Sony's second PlayStation handheld skips past Christmas and lands in Q1 2012.

The Vita release gets official: Sony's PlayStation Blog broke the news that the handheld console will be available in the United States and Canada, South America and Europe on February 22. As predicted, the PlayStation Vita will be missing the holiday season and launching almost exactly 11 months after the Nintendo 3DS.

The PlayStation Vita will launch for $250 in its Wi-Fi configuration; the AT&T 3G unit will cost $299. Facebook, foursquare, Skype and Twitter should be available from the start, but the game forecast remains cloudy. We'll know more about the system's launch library closer to release.

Sony announced the system specs in January and later confirmed the Vita contains 512MB of RAM and 128MB of dedicated VRAM. The Vita runs on a quad-core processor Cortex A9 processor and quad-core SGX543MP4+ GPU.

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