Today the PS Vita went on sale today in Japan. Let's check out what's in the box. The unit I have is a review sample. Full disclosure: Sony Computer Entertainment Japan sent it, hence the SCE labels on it. I was also sent a Vita memory card and a copy of the new Hot Shots Golf. These are sold separately.
In the Vita box, there's the usual array of instruction manuals and plugs as well as the game hardware itself. The red booklet is the 3G plan for Japanese mobile carrier Docomo.
Hot Shots Golf did come with a two page instruction booklet -- so much, I guess, for killing them off entirely, like Japanese site IT Media reported.
I've also included some close-up shots of the Vita. Have a look.