GAME and Gamestation will open their flagship stores at midnight next Tuesday, February 21 for the PlayStation Vita launch.
The official UK midnight launch is being held at GAME Oxford Street, where WipEout 2048 developers Karl Jones and Ami Ledger will be on hand to sign copies of the game.
The Vita Mobile Team will also be there offering sampling experiences for those queuing, goody bags including a GAME PSN voucher and merchandise will be distributed, and the first person in the queue will receive a year's supply of free Vita games. Some invitations to an exclusive after-party at the PlayStationVita Rooms at 80 Oxford Street will be given out.
GAME and Gamestation marketing director Anna-Marie Mason said: "As the official launch partner, we've been leading the way by giving gamers the chance to sample the console across 600 GAME and Gamestation stores and the excitement built around the PlayStation Vita launch shows that handheld gaming is as popular as ever.
"With both our flagship stores opening at midnight to celebrate the launch of PlayStation Vita, we're getting set for a fantastic night of gaming and we're looking forward to giving customers the earliest chance possible to buy their own PlayStation Vita."