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North American PS Vita Launch Games and Accessories

The Official List of What You Can get on Day One


The original list of games mentioned as launch titles when the PS Vita was first announced was fairly short, with only three confirmed launch games, plus another eleven that would be released sometime, and five other franchises likely to see PS Vita games. The Japanese launch title list was much more substantial, with 26 titles at launch plus another 100 plus in development, and x official accessories.

Now that the PS Vita is closer to release in North America, Sony has announced which games will be available on day one (or in a few cases, a week before the console actually hits stores), and which will be available during the "launch window" (whatever that means), and it comes pretty close to the Japanese numbers. There will be 25 launch games (both retail and downloadable titles, ranging in price from $9.99 to $49.99 USD), plus over 100 more in development. And there will be 15 official accessories of various types.

Day One PS Vita Games

Only one game on the list provided when the PS Vita was first announced is still on this list, and that's Super Stardust Delta. The other two, presumably, have been demoted to not-quite day-one games. The good news is, a lot of the other games that were confirmed but not necessarily launch titles on that older list have moved up to official day-one titles. That should help five the PS Vita big boost in sales right from the start.

Launch Window PS Vita Games

No one's actually said (that I could find) what timeframe "launch window" actually encompasses, but I'm going on the logical (I think) idea that it probably means they won't quite be ready to ship along with the console, but should be ready in the same quarter--in other words, spring 2012. There are some titles here I haven't seen talked about much, but I'll be adding them all to the index of PS Vita games.

Day One PS Vita Accessories

  • 4 GB Memory Card ($19.99)
  • 8 GB Memory Card ($29.99)
  • 16 GB Memory Card ($59.99)
  • 32 GB Memory Card ($99.99)
  • AC Adapter ($14.99)
  • Card Case ($5.99)
  • Carrying Case ($19.99)
  • Cradle ($19.99)
  • In-Ear Headset ($19.99)
  • Protective Film - 2 pack ($9.99)
  • Starter Kit - 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth ($39.99)
  • Travel Pouch ($19.99)
  • USB Cable ($14.99)

Memory cards still look a little on the pricey side, but not as bad as first announced, I don't think. We can also likely expect third-party cards to out not too long after launch, which will no doubt be much more reasonably priced. It's nice to see a selection of essential add-ons available right away, and the Starter Kit looks like really good value, assuming the contents are of comparable quality to the stand-alone items.

Spring 2012 PS Vita Accessories

  • Car Adapter ($14.99)
  • Portable Charger ($14.99)

These are things that would probably also have been nice to have at launch, but they'll follow soon after, so I guess it's not too bad. All-in-all, it looks like there will be games and accessories to please nearly any gamer, and I don't know about you, but this just makes me that much more excited for February.

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