Sony’s New PlayStation Portable Will Hit Shelves February 22

Sony’s PlayStation Vita will launch in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe on Feb. 22, missing the critical holiday period by a couple of months. The handheld gaming device, with a five-inch touchscreen and dual cameras, was originally announced at E3 in June and delayed in August. It is expected to be released in Japan by the end of the year. The company said the Wi-Fi model will cost $250; a 3G version will cost $50 more.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus