Blockbuster might have gone and accidentally revealed the release date for PlayStation's new portable console, the Vita, and it looks like it could be arriving sooner rather than later. 

The Vita is set to be a powerful replacement for the PSP and could see a return to form for Sony's portable games systems. 

The Blockbuster advert was sent to gaming website IGN by a reader and points to 28 October for release. The handset is listed as being £279.99 for Wi-Fi+3G or £229.99 for the Wi-Fi only offering. 

Sony is still to confirm a release date for the PlayStation Vita, with somewhere in the holiday season being all we have to go on.

It looks like we could have a Vita in our hands by this Christmas. Blockbuster however, is still to confirm that the advert is real. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.