There is, officially, a new gaming machine on the market. The PS Vita went on sale in Japan today. Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft has comprehensive coverage of the device—what you get, what you don't, what it sounds and looks like.

Our review of the machine will be coming soon. For now, here's a look at everything Japanese consumers are getting on launch day.


The PS Vita will arrive in North America and Europe on Feb. 22, and in Australia on Feb. 23.

Unboxing the PS Vita

Today the PS Vita went on sale today in Japan. Let's check out what's in the box. More »

PS Vita Launches in Japan. Did People Wait for It?

After being revealed earlier this year, the PS Vita, Sony's PlayStation Portable successor, finally launched in Japan. In some parts of Tokyo, namely Akihabara and Shinjuku, the lines started late last night. More »

Watch as a PS Vita Boots Up for the First Time

Today the PS Vita went on sale Japan. One also arrived at my house! And in this video, I fire it up for the first time. More »

The Great PS Vita Size Comparison

Is the PS Vita bigger than the Nintendo 3DS? What about bigger than an orange? Or an Ultraman figure? These pressing questions and more. Kotaku put the PS Vita, a Vita game card, a Vita game box, and a Vita Memory Card through the paces, seeing how the new portable sized up to various objects. More »

If You're Getting a PS Vita, You Better Not Bite Your Nails

Earlier, Kotaku did a PS Vita size comparison to show not only the machine's size, but also the memory card's and the game card's size. In this video, my timble fingers stick tiny cards in slots and then pull them out. Fascinating! More »