Earlier this evening a number of sites reported that the PlayStation Blog had ‘accidentally’ published the PlayStation Vita release date for the US, before quickly removing it.
We didn’t report on the story as we couldn’t find any proof for ourselves that the post was made, and the wording of the press release that was circulating afterwards certainly seemed a little odd, with some strange capitalisation.
It looks like holding off might have been the right decision, as Sid Shuman from the PlayStation Blog has apparently stated that the posting was ‘bogus’.
“Hi guys, this is Sid from the PlayStation.Blog,” says the post on NeoGAF. “This story is bogus, a complete fabrication. If we had accidentally published something on the Blog, you’d see it in the RSS feed.”
“When there’s a final North American release date, you can be sure we’ll share it on the Blog with the quickness.”
We still can’t verify for sure what happened, but hopefully we’ll get a date either way soon enough. Vita is slated for a 17th December release in Japan.