November launch for Vita in Japan — rumor

Consumers in Japan and Hong Kong will get their mitts on Sony’s new PS Vita handheld in mid-November. Or so says the latest rumor.

According to GamaLive (via) — who claim to have spoken with a Sony insider — the device will launch around November 12th with a western release targeting the March 2012 window. That would be before the end of Sony’s fiscal year at the end of the month then.

Sony’s still being cagey with hard facts, though next week’s Tokyo Game Show should change that; a Japanese launch date is expected to be announced at the event.