PS Vita not region locked

Twitter’s delivered another quick burst of good, if expected, news; PlayStation Vita will be region free.

“Yes, it is,” Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida replied when asked if the handheld is confirmed as region free.

As is the case with the PSP and PS3, physical copies of games can be imported and played on any console then, making it tempting to order the hardware from Japan this year, seeing as the device won’t make its official western debut until after New Years celebrations.

Vita’s out in Japan on December 17th. The US/EU launch is targeted at early 2012.