PlayStation Vita launches in North America, Europe and more on February 22

Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton has announced the PlayStation Vita will arrive in North America on February 22, 2012. The announcement was made at Web 2.0 Summit... for some reason, and later confirmed via press release.

As previously revealed, the new handheld will arrive in two flavors: a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled package for $299.99 in the U.S. and a Wi-Fi-only model for $249.99 in the U.S. and Canada. Europe will receive both systems on the same date in February. The release date also includes Africa, the Middle East, and Australasia.

The PlayStation Vita has a multitude of software on the way, including new games in the Uncharted, Resistance, and Call of Duty franchises.

The announcement also puts a date on some titles listed as launch software, such as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. We're hopeful more release dates will be revealed now that the hardware has been dated.