Is the PlayStation Vita Region-Free?

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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.

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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.

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Region locking is such a non-issue in the bigger picture of things.

Are the same people who are "turned off" by a region locked 3DS, did these people also just entirely avoid the PS2? Because by some miracle, that system managed to become the best selling console of all time....while being totally region locked.

We here on video game forums may bitch and moan about region locking, but the vast vast, overwhelming majority of people who own a console in all likelihood have no idea whether or not their system is locked/unlocked.