Sony announced earlier this week that their new hand held system will have a delayed release and will not be available in time for the 2011 holiday season. It was stated that they wanted to be able to give consumers a solid gaming platform and that it would take more time. There are no plans to cut the price of the Vita when it is finally released in the USA, Sony claimed that they don't see Nintendo's cut back on 3DS pricing as a threat to their sales of the Vita. With no solid release date as of yet, Sony says that the Vita console will be available to Japan at the end of this year, no word on when it will be released in the USA.
Microsoft to open Japan Division
In other gaming news, Microsoft has announced that they are opening an Interactive Business division in Japan, with an emphasis on online gaming. Also, the Kinect hadn't been doing too well in Japan so their plan is to develop games that are better aimed that their Japanese audiences. Fans of imports should also keep an eye out for exciting new titles that will be developed exclusively for Japan.