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Sony PlayStation Vita Unveiled, Specs and Price Detailed

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At the just concluded 2011 E3 event, Sony unveiled the highly anticipated handheld gaming device which it officially named PlayStation Vita (PS Vita).

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PS Vita is Sony’s next-generation portable entertainment system which enables a revolutionary combination of gaming and social connectivity.  “By blurring the lines between interactive entertainment and reality, our goal was to design a device that offered a revolutionary combination of rich gaming capabilities and social connectivity, bringing users closer to each other and closer to their gaming experiences wherever they are” Sony said in a statement.

The PlayStation Vita will launch worldwide at the end of 2011.  The device incorporates a 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a multi-touch pad on the rear. The front touch screen and the rear touch pad on the PS Vita offers new gameplay possibilities.  It uses two analog sticks for control.  The PS Vita will come in Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi configurations.

The PlayStation Vita appears to be revolutionary, with new features never before implemented in other handheld gaming device.  The PS Vita features include “LiveArea,” an interactive space for each PS Vita software title that allows you to access the latest game information through PlayStation Network; “near,” a pre-installed application that lets you see what other PS Vita users in the vicinity are playing; “Party,” which lets you voice chat or text chat while playing games or using the Internet browser; and “Welcome Park,” a tutorial application designed to guide a player through PS Vita’s new user interface.

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PSP Vita WiFi model will retail for $249 while the PSP Vita 3G+WiFi model will retail for $299.  Are you getting the PS Vita when it hits the Philippines?

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62 Comments

  1. Jiggy Quilaneta Reply

    JPN December 17, 2011[1]
    HKG December 23, 2011[2]
    TWN December 23, 2011[3]
    PHL January 10, 2012[4]
    KOR February 11, 2012[5]
    EU February 15/22, 2012[6]
    NA February 22, 2012[7]
    AU February 23, 2012[8]

  2. Vohn Benedict Reply

    sa jan 10, 2012 pa ang release pero di ko alam ang release ng PS Network sa english

  3. Roland John Lim Red Reply

    Guys! nakakita narin ako nyan sa toy kingdom ang mahal yung 3g 25,000 at yung wifi is 23,000 pero I’ll buy it

  4. Ronn Stephen Reply

    alam ko feb.22,2012 ang release nyan dito sa pinas
    bibili ako nyan my ultimate marvel vs capcom 3 dyan

  5. Marwin Ivan Catanghal Reply

    bat po yung nakalagay sa wikipedia jan. 10 daw launch nyan dito? mmm

  6. Chadri Sanchez Reply

    Tanong ko lang kung yang $249 at $299 ay presyo ng unlocked na ps vita? o baka down payment yan sa plan? ganyan rin kasi ang presyo sa at&t(isang telecommunication company sa us) salamat… :)

  7. 너같은사람너같은 Reply

    Launch pricingCurrencyWi-Fi onlyWi-Fi+3GAU$349.95[58]449.95[58]CAN$250.99[59]299.99[59]¥24,98029,980€249[60]299[60]GB£229279HK$2,280[2]2,780[2]NZ$449.95[58]549.95[58]NT$8,980[3]10,980[3]US$249[60]299[60]MXN$4700[61]5500[62]AED1,000[63]TBA

  8. 너같은사람너같은 Reply

    VISIT THESE PAGE GUYS!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Vita

  9. 너같은사람너같은 Reply

    FILIPINO LANG ANG MAY KARAPATAN MAGCOMMENT DITO!! haha jk.!

  10. 너같은사람너같은 Reply

    sir,sa japan po ung wifi unit ps vita is 29,490 yen,ung 3GP/Wifi nmn 9,980 yen,magkano kya stin yun??

  11. Miguel Victor Galima Reply

    bakit doble ang presyo ng psp 3000 bundle pack pag sa mall mo xa bibilhn dito philippines e pag online lang e nasa 6500 yata,,bundle pack narin un… ang bundle pack kc dito e 10,700,, tnignan ko presyo ng psvita sa net eh nasa 10000+ lang? sana may mapagbnilhan dito pinas na ang presyo dn e close lang sa online..ndi ung doble..hahahah

  12. ill get this one for sure!! and guys, hurry up with the custom firmware on this one….lol

  13. Alren Tristan Villanueva Reply

    12,790.76 PHP = 3G+WiFi
    10,651.83 PHP = WIFI
    asar parang PSP lang pala ehh Touch screen lang sya sarap cguro laruin yan !!!! :))

  14. iaminsanneofgadjets Reply

    in december 17,2011 release date of ps vita at japan,december 23 ,2011 release date in hongkong and taiwan,february 22 ,2012 in america and newyork it doesn’t say when is the release date here in the philippines pero sana sa december na para maka bili na agad hahahahahahaha

  15. Janssenpatricklim Reply

    kelan b magkakaroon dito nyan sa pilipinas at mgkano?at meron n b nyan sa japan? how much?

    • technobaboy Reply

      it’s not yet available locally. only announcement from sony is release in japan by December.  

    • iaminsaneofgadjets Reply

      surely it will be 24,980 yen  wifi only and 29,980 with wifi and 3G

    • 너같은사람너같은 Reply

      GRabeh ahh 10 k?? hahaha psp 3000 ko nga 17 k eeh PSV pa kaya?

    • Marvinacosta06 Reply

      Ang mura nyan chong para k lang bumili ng psp pero di ako naniniwala ganyan kmura yan maybe it will range to 25 to 3O thousand pesos para kang may bitbit n ipad touch or tablet!

  16. @Michael : and it shows; new console games traditionally sell for $59.99. But yeah Im hoping they will sell for $39.99. I hope they show how there selling the retail games for the PSV during the TGS. Also the systems stats like what’s the internal storage capacity.

  17. I loved my psp for movies and games, this looks to be really innovative with 6 axis and multi touch , OLED screen is a plus for darker blacks. Sony usually sells hardware at a loss and makes up the money in raising the price of games. hopefully games are not 69.00 $. not that I ever buy new releases

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