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Vita pre-orders cause Hong Kong phooey

Monday, 28th November 2011 08:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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.

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  1. Erthazus

    Thats until they will found out how much memory card cost.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    LOL

    #2 3 years ago
  3. KingKoopa1970

    Its funny how you all moan about the price of the memory cards yet never moan about having to pay £79.99 to wireless with they’re 360 or pay £40 a yr of live to use it??, there will be good reason for the price! plus its pretty dam slick :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Deacon

    ..but they’ll say you don’t HAVE to go wireless, or that you don’t HAVE to pay for gold.
    It’s the fact that you’re gonna NEED one for certain titles.

    Like an extra 1000 yen for a memory card is going to stop those crazy Japolons!

    Their dedication is commendable.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    “yet never moan about having to pay £79.99 to wireless with they’re 360 or pay £40 a yr of live to use it”

    Aside from what Deacon said… have you only just got to the internet? Countless people whine(d) about those things you mentioned.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. mojo

    a CF card or a memory stick pro duo of that size istn realy that much cheaper as those memeory cards will be.

    heres a mspd 32 gb which is currently reduced to 92€. normal price is over 200.
    http://www.amazon.de/SanDisk-Ultra-MSPD-Memory-Stick/dp/B002RL9FIS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1322484637&sr=8-7

    and if u realy want to see expensive cards take a look at the olympus xD cards. 2GB for 20 €
    http://www.amazon.de/Olympus-Speicherkarte-TOUGH-8000-Digitalkamera-Aufbewahrungstasche/dp/B001J9BTF6/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1322484637&sr=8-9

    #6 3 years ago