For the first time on the US East Coast, gamers in NYC, Miami, and Chicago had the chance to check out the PlayStation Vita in the flesh. And not behind a glass display case or anything of the sort. Sony instead opted to let people hold, touch, and most importantly play the handheld to really see what it’s all about. DualShockers attended the NYC meetup to catch a first glimpse of what the general public thinks of the upcoming handheld. Were they as impressed as we were seeing it for the first time back at E3 earlier this year? Absolutely. Check out the video below for some highlights from the event as well as an interview with Sid Shuman from the PlayStation Blog.