U.S. PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup Confirmed

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The PlayStation Vita, out now in Japan, has an official software launch lineup in place for its retail release in the U.S. and Canada coming up on February 22, 2012, Sony announced today.

Boasting the “biggest and best software lineup in Sony Computer Entertainment history,” the Vita’s Western debut is shaping up to be an absolute knockout, with 25 games scheduled for release on day one and 10 others still left floating around somewhere within the “launch window”. The Vita launch lineup isn’t going to be quantity over quality though, but rather a combination of the two. Judge for yourself:

SCEA Launch Day Titles:
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
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Launch Window Titles:
Gravity Rush
MLB 12 The Show
Reality Fighters
Unit 13

Third Party Publisher Launch Day Titles:
Army Corps of Hell – Square Enix, Inc.
Asphalt Injection – Ubisoft, Inc.
BEN10 GALACTIC RACING – D3 Publisher of America
Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND – Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Dungeon Hunter Alliance – Ubisoft, Inc.
Dynasty Warriors Next – Tecmo Koei America Corporation
F1 2011 – Codemasters
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer – Electronic Arts, Inc.
Lumines Electronic Symphony – Ubisoft, Inc.
Michael Jackson The Experience – Ubisoft, Inc.
Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only) – Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Rayman Origins – Ubisoft, Inc.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen – Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only) – Drinkbox Studios
Touch My Katamari – Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition – Sega of America

Launch Window Titles:
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention – NIS America, Inc.
NINJA GAIDEN ∑ PLUS – Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Ridge Racer – Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Silent Hill Book of Memories – Konami Digital Ent. America, Inc.
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted – 505 Games

Except for specific PSN-only titles, all games will be available at retail on PS Vita game cards and via digital download, with software prices to range between $9.99 and $49.99. All first-party titles and select third-party games will be available starting February 15th in support of the early PS Vita First Edition Bundle release.

Sony is lining up a whole lot more than games for the Vita’s launch as well. A slew of accessories will also be available, including a $40 Starter Kit consisting of a 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth. These extras will be sold separately:

4 GB Memory Card (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
8 GB Memory Card (February 15, 2012, $29.99)
16 GB Memory Card (February 15, 2012, $59.99)
32 GB Memory Card (February 15, 2012, $99.99)
Starter Kit with Memory Card (February 15, 2012, $39.99)
In-Ear Headset (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
Carrying Case (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
Travel Pouch (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
Protective Film (2 pack) (February 15, 2012, $9.99)
Card Case (February 15, 2012, $5.99)
Cradle (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
Portable Charger (Spring 2012, $49.99)
AC Adaptor (February 15, 2012, $14.99)
Car Adaptor (Spring 2012, $19.99)
USB Cable (February 15, 2012, $14.99)

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