Over the weekend Sony has officially confirmed that their new PS Vita gaming console will indeed by region-free enabling it to play any game released in any country worldwide.
The announcement was made by Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida via a Tweet confirming the statement made by Sony’s Michael Denny back in June who explained that to the best of his knowledge the PS Vita was going to be region-free unlocked on arrival.
The region-free announcement is great news for gamers outside of Japan as they will now be able to buy a Japanese handset if they wish on December 17th but still be able to play games sold else where.
However Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida explains that there still might be a few differences in the PS Vita models sold worldwide:
“There are people who are interested in importing the Japanese version of PS Vita from outside Japan, but I personally do not recommend that” – “from my experience owning both US and [Japanese] game consoles of everything, there tend to be minor nuisances … Like inconsistency between the use of x and o buttons between system software and games.” – “It’s a legacy, but in Japan circle means “yes”, cross means “no”.”
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