Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 08:37 GMT
Vita pre-orders cause Hong Kong phooey
Pre-orders have gone live for Vita in Hong Kong, apparently creating a level of delirium intense enough “jam” online stores and “mob” retail outlets, according to a Joystiq-filtered Engadget China report.
Vita launches in Hong Kong on December 23 and anticipation of the device is high, with pre-order events causing long queues.
Interest in the upcoming Sony handheld is proving to be intense in the Far East, with Japanese retailers previously being forced to cut off pre-orders thanks to over-demand.
Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera and Sofmap have since re-opened orders for the machine, which launches in Japan on December 17.
Japanese gamers said Vita was the hardware they most wanted to buy this year in a recent survey.
Vita will launch in the West on February 22.