According to Gamasutra, this announcement was made on Tuesday by Sony Computer Entertainment of America president/CEO Jack Tretton in San Francisco.
Sony will be releasing two versions of the successor to the PSP. One will be Wi-Fi only, which will be available in the US for $250, while the other version will have Wi-Fi and 3G, costing $300. Word to the wise: if your budget is tight and you plan to download the launch games from the internet, go for the Wi-Fi only version.
Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on the game 2 months earlier, as PS Vita hits stores in Japan on December 17th this year.