This weekend the long-anticipated PlayStation Vita hits stores in Japan in Sony's (SNE +0.6%)...

|By:, SA News Editor

This weekend the long-anticipated PlayStation Vita hits stores in Japan in Sony's (SNE +0.6%) biggest product launch since the PlayStation 3 about five years ago. Though a Sony exec confirms pre-launch orders have exceeded estimates, he remains confident the firm will meet demand and that the model's price premium over Nintendo's (NTDOY.PK) 3DS won't dampen enthusiasm. "Clearly, if the experience merits it, I don't think price is necessarily the barrier to entry."