Remeber the Next Generation Portable? It is now the Playstation Vita. The official name was announced today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles, USA. What matters alot to the consumers about a console is usually the price and that was announced as well. It will be retailing this holiday (that’s December usually) at a price of US$249 for the Wifi only version. For the 3G+Wifi version, it will be retailing at USD $299.

Sony’s Kazuo Hirai  explains that “Vita”, which means “Life” in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.

AT&T is an exclusive partner in the US for the PlayStation Vita. A good number of games were announced/shown for the PSVita at E3 as well

-Uncharted Golden Abyss

-LittleBigPlanet Vita

-ModNation Racers Vita

-Ruin

-Bioshock Infinite

-Street Fighter x Tekken (Cole infamous cameo)

Prices and availability for other regions will be announced in the future. Specifications of the PSVita as below

Full hardware specifications for the portable gaming console are as follows:

Platform Name PlayStation Vita
Model number PCH-1000 series
CPU ARM Cortex -A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen 

(Touch screen)

5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED 

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera 

Frame rate : [email protected]×240(QVGA), [email protected]×480(VGA)

Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)

Sound Built-in stereo speakers 

Built-in microphone

Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only) 

Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches PS button 

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR A2DP/AVRCP/HSP

Slots/Ports

PlayStation Vita card slot 

Memory card slot

SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication),

Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])

Accessory port

Power

Built-In Lithium-ion Battery, 

AC adaptor

Supported

AV content

format

Music 

MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3?MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)?WAVE (Linear PCM)

Videos

MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)?H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Hi/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)

Photos

JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

 

 

 

 

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