Is the PlayStation Vita Region-Free?S

Region-free gaming is something we should all be behind, whether we're importers or citizens of countries with arcane classification laws. So whether the PlayStation Vita is region-free is, for many, a subject of great importance.

And on that front, there is some good news. Sony Europe's Michael Denny has said that "to the best of his knowledge" the Vita will, like Sony's previous disc-based PSP handhelds, be region-free.

If true, that would be a big plus for Sony's new device, as Nintendo's rival 3DS has turned a lot of people off with its new policy of region locking.

If it's true. The words "to the best of his knowledge" aren't confirmation on the matter, even when they come from a man who works at Sony.

Is the PlayStation Vita Region-Free?

E3 2011: Is PlayStation Vita Region Free? [IGN]