Well, I should calm down. We knew this, right? There was already some indication that it would be a spring 2012 release. It's just a bummer to see more solid evidence.
Amazon has changed the ship date for the PlayStation Vita from December to March 31, 2012. Several customers saw emailers from the web giant last night informing them of the date adjustment. GameStop, which also teased with a December date earlier in the year, has also changed their ship date to March 31. Even if we knew better than to expect a December release, I think we were all hoping that it would at least be some time right after the Japanese release of December 17.
So much for "early 2012" now.