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Sony releases impressive list of Vita U.S. launch titles

Just days after its Japanese debut, Sony has announced the entire game launch lineup for the U.S. PlayStation Vita.


Just a few days after releasing the PlayStation Vita in Japan, Sony is now focused on the U.S. debut of the system, disclosing the entire launch and launch window lineup.

According to a post on Sony's PlayStation.Blog, games will range in price from $9.99 to $49.99, and all be available on the PlayStation Store as well. An impressive 25 games will launch side-by-side with the system on February 22, 2012. Gamers can get started shopping a week earlier on February 15 when Sony first-party games and accessories will go on sale, including the complete First Edition Bundle.

While I still think the Vita should come with a small-capacity Vita memory card, give Sony a lot of credit for putting together such an impressive and diverse collection of software for launch. There's something for everyone on this list and also what I think are at least three must-buy titles. It's a night-and-day comparison to what Nintendo offered earlier in the year with the 3DS.

I'm also happy to see that Sony is going to debut the all-but-necessary proprietary format Vita memory card at a lower-than-expected price, starting at $20 for 4GB. Sony also announced that inside each Vita box will be six AR play cards (sound familiar?) and a voucher for more AR mini-games from the PlayStation Network.

Read on for the entire launch and launch-window list and accessory dates and prices.

First-party titles (Available 2/15/2012):

  • 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
  • Wipeout 2048

Third-party launch titles (Available 2/22/2012):

  • 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)

Third-party launch window* titles:

  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (NIS America, Inc.)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 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)


  • 4GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $19.99)
  • 8GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $29.99)
  • 16GB memory card (February 15, 2012, $59.99
  • 32GB 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 (two-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 adapter (February 15, 2012, $14.99)
  • Car adapter (Spring 2012, $14.99)
  • USB cable (February 15, 2012, $14.99)

*While Sony has not clarified what exactly "launch window" means, typically it's within a few months of the system's release.