GameStop has announced that 3,300 store locations should have playable demo PlayStation Vita units on-hand for shoppers to try out, but we'd advise you to call ahead before making a trip. We just spent some time calling GameStop locations in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, and not a single location had a unit available for shoppers to test. We called some twenty locations in total, and every store either said they had to keep their PS Vita units under glass with a demo video running on the display (many cited security reasons), or said that they weren't getting them at all. Stores suggested we try calling higher-volume stores, but even that failed to lead to a playable Vita.
That said, if you do manage to track one down, GameStop should have eight playable games on it, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, ModNation Racers: Road Trip, and Little Deviants. Hopefully this will help eager gamers whet their appetite for the Vita until the early adopter "first edition" bundles launch on February 15th — provided they can find a demo to try.