The PlayStation Vita's Western launch date is set for February 22, but Sony is providing a way for its "most loyal fans" to get their hands on the system a week early.
Announced today via the PlayStation Blog, the PS Vita First Edition bundle will be available in the US and Canada on February 15 for those who preorder. Priced at $349 and $299, respectively, the US package includes a 3G version of the system, while the Canadian edition will be Wi-Fi only. These prices represent a $50 premium over a stand-alone system.
Aside from the variance in connectivity options, the contents of the bundles are identical across regions. The package will include a PS Vita system, a copy of Bigbig Studios' Little Deviants, a 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and a limited edition case.
Little Deviants is set to deliver a series of minigames broken up into 30 levels. The game employs many PS Vita-specific features, such as the rear touch panel, motion sensors, cameras, and microphone. An augmented reality shooting minigame is also slated for inclusion.
Preorders are available today via "select retailers," with the early access offered for a "limited time."