Imagine my horror when I heard the 3DS would not be region-free. I mean, sure, some titles I can always live without, but would I want to live in a world where I could not play my beloved Pic Pic? Would I be forced to import separate consoles for each region? The entire line of thought was supremely depressing.
Thankfully, Sony has announced on the coattails of the Tokyo Game Show (at least announced via Twitter, if you can call that an announcement) that the Vita will be region-free. Yay!
The more I hear about the Vita, the more I'm convinced that it may be the next portable console for me. If they can figure out a way to get my UMDs to work on the thing, then I'll be sold.