Keen to get some hands-on time with Sony's PlayStation Vita hand-held before it hits shelves on the 22nd Feb? – A press release issued out from GameStop on the weekend lets us know that if you're based in the U.S. you'll be able to do just that to help finalize your purchasing decision. How? Just waltz on in to a GameStop retail store.

Keen to get some hands-on time with Sony's PlayStation Vita hand-held before it hits shelves on the 22nd Feb? – A press release issued out from GameStop on the weekend lets us know that if you're based in the U.S. you'll be able to do just that to help finalize your purchasing decision. How? Just waltz on in to a GameStop retail store.

Over 3,300 of GameStop's stores across the country have been equipped with PlayStation Vita demo kiosks which let you get your mits on one and try it out with a variety of launch titles including :-

• UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
• Little Deviants
• Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
• EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer
• ModNation Racers: Road Trip
• Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
• Escape Plan
• WipEout 2048

Bob Puzon, vice president of merchandising at GameStop said, "We are excited to be the first retailer where consumers can experience the PS Vita. We are impressed with how the quad-core technology brings gaming to life and are confident consumers will be, too."

If Feb 22 is just too long of a wait to handle, there is a quicker way to get it. If you pre-order the First Edition Bundle you'll get it one week ahead of the official launch, on February 15th. The bundle gives $435 worth of stuff at a price of $349.99. It includes :-

• PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi system
• PS Vita case
• Little Deviants game
• 4GB memory card
• AT&T DataConnect Pass good for one free 250MB data session ($14.99 value) upon purchase of one 250 MB data session
• PlayStation Network game voucher provided upon 3G activation on the AT&T mobile broadband network.

Come February 22nd there'll be three additional PS Vita options available; these including a Wi-Fi model for $249.99, a 3G/Wi-Fi model for $299.99 and a limited edition PS Vita Launch Bundle comprising :-

• PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi system
• 8GB memory card
• AT&T DataConnect Pass good for one free 250MB data session ($14.99 value) upon purchase of one 250MB data session
• PlayStation Network game voucher provided upon 3G activation for $299.

It should be noted that the bundle is a promo offer and availability is limited, so be quick!