SCEA head Jack Tretton today announced the PlayStation Vita's US launch date on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit -- it'll arrive on February 22, 2012. As previously revealed, the Vita will come in two separate versions with two separate prices, one for $249.99 without 3G and a pricier $299.99 model.

The Vita launch date also puts release dates to a handful of other "launch" titles, such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. We're hopeful that more titles will get penned in after today's big news.

Our first-party studios and army of publishing partners have been extremely hard at work to ensure that PS Vita launches with a vast library of titles that deliver unique gameplay experiences that go beyond any handheld or mobile device on the market. We have more than 100 games currently in development globally that span many different genres, including Sound Shapes, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Capcomís Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ubisoftís Assassinís Creed, EA Sportsí FIFA, Activisionís Call of Duty, and numerous others that youíll hear about in the months ahead.
Iíve had the chance to spend some time with several of these titles and I think youíll be blown away by how each takes advantage of the technology packed into PS Vita to deliver amazing gaming experiences. With its vibrant 5-inch OLED screen, dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch panel, PS Vita will deliver rich, immersive games with stunning graphics, which simply canít be found anywhere else. Now youíll be able to play shooters and action titles on-the-go with controls that are familiar, and you wonít have to block out the gorgeous screen to interact with the games.
In addition to the deep portfolio of games, youíll also have access to native social applications Ė near and Party Ė that help you connect with your friends and fellow PS Vita owners. We also recently announced that PS Vita will have your favorite social networking applications like Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter, so you can share and connect with friends. With PS Vita, you can enjoy the best handheld gaming experience available and stay connected to the people and interests you care about.
Itís never been a better time to be a part of PlayStation Nation and I canít wait for you to experience this revolutionary handheld system. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we near the February 22, 2012 launch!
Source- Playstation Blog