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PS Vita - General Discussion

The arrival of the new Sony handheld, PlayStation Vita, is now officially 2012 for the US and Europe.

Bloomberg reports that Sony will debut its successor to PlayStation Portable (PSP) early next year in the US and Europe. However the multi-touch gaming device is still on track for December in Japan.

Sony Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai broke the news to reporters in Tokyo last night, confirming our worst fears. According to the Bloomberg editors, Hirai maintained that “The PlayStation business is a key pillar” and talked about the need to reduce internal costs, but there are no plans to lower the retail price of PlayStation Vita despite Nintendo’s dramatic 3DS price reduction late last week.

So far PS Vita is expected to cost £229 and £279 for respective Wi-Fi only and 3G-enabled models in the UK. We’ll see how this pans out closer to launch. Whenever that may be.

What's inside the Playstation Vita

Reply #1
Be in no doubt that Sony’s next-generation of handheld consoles, the ‘PS Vita’, is an impressive piece of kit. You want proof of that?

Newly revealed technical details show that there’s more going on under that sleek casing than is strictly necessary. Indeed, we’re beginning to wonder whether it might be a bit too sophisticated for most gamers’ needs.
Our needs, anyway, but as long as it plays near PS3-quality games like ‘Uncharted: Golden Abyss’ (below) we won’t grumble. We may yet have a word or two to say about the price tag, though.
But more about that in due course. Meantime we have with these specs to drool over:

• External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth)
• CPU: ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 core (4 core)
• GPU: SGX543MP4+
• Screen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Touch screen, Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
• Main memory: 512MB
• VRAM: 128MB
• 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(R) 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 Music: MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)
• AV content: WAVE (Linear PCM)
• Videos: MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)
• Photos: JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

PSV Multiplayer Details

Reply #2

The online features does look amazing and I'm sure there will be some Competitive competition on various games on site very soon.

Watch this space..

PS Vita out a week early

Reply #3
Today Sony  announced PlayStation® Vita First Edition Bundle on their official site. If you pre-order this masterpiece handheld  now, you can get your hands on it one week before the official release date which is February 22nd.

The bundle will contain a Wi-Fi model, 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, limited edition case,  and Little Deviants game.

PS Vita Launch Game covers

Reply #4
Uncharted Golden Abyss



Hot Shot Golf

Modnation racers

Reality Fighters

BEN 10

Little Deviants

These are the Games that will be launched on the Release of the PS Vita, The popular ones will be LBP & Uncharted but which games would you buy?

Re: PS Vita Launch Game covers

Reply #5
Sounds like kids shows on CBeeBies.

UMD Passport for Vita

Reply #6
Sony Japan has lifted the curtains on a new PlayStation Vita feature by the name of UMD Passport, allowing PlayStation Portable user to transfer content to Sony’s new handheld.

Consumers are merely required to download a special programme for PSP, available on December 6, along with the UMD of the title you want to bring to Vita.

Afterwards, simply slap the UMD in and register the game and you’ll be able to download the title for Sony’s new pocket brick at a discount.

Among the titles already confirmed for the new program include Personal 3 and Gran Turismo, and third-party companies including Capcom, Square-Enix, Sega and Konami have already pledged their support for the feature.

PlayStation Vita will be released in Japan on December 17, with a western launch arriving in February 2012.

What are your thoughts?

Source: PSU

Sony announces Playstation Vita pre-order extras

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Anyone pre-ordering a PlayStation Vita from participating retailers ahead of its February launch gets a PS Vita Gift Pack, Sony has announced.

As detailed over on the PlayStation Blog, the pack includes a set of blue PlayStation-branded headphones and voucher codes for the following:
£5 discount on one of the following PS Vita games on PlayStation Store:
Little Deviants, Super Stardust Delta, Hustle Kings, Escape Plan.

Exclusive PS Vita items for PlayStation Home:
PS Vita T- Shirt, Sunglasses, Headphones, Trainers and Bag.

Exclusive early access to Frobisher Says! for PS Vita.

An exclusive PS Vita Avatar for PlayStation Network.

If you live in France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, South Africa or Greece, you'll also be able to choose a PS Vita Gaming Wallet set, which swaps the headphones out for a leather wallet, pictured below.

Sony hasn't yet announced which retailers will carry the offer.
Pre-orders kick off from 30th November.


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Re: Sony announces Playstation Vita pre-order extras

Reply #8
Good job :)

I would not mind getting one of those Gift packs and it seems Sony are pulling out all the stops for Vita

Re: Sony announces Playstation Vita pre-order extras

Reply #9
I'll be honest, that ain't goiing to make me blow £230 on a device that might be all but dead and buried in 18 months. Sony will need to do better than a gimmicky wallet, some average qaulity headphones, and some free games (the ones no one wants anyay)

PlayStation Vita's Euro 3G 'preferred partner' is Vodafone

Reply #10
Vodafone has been confirmed as the “preferred partner” for PlayStation Vita’s 3G services in European territories.
The deal will initially include the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, as well as “Vodafone’s Partners in France,” Sony has said.

Those of you who plonk down the cash for a 3G Vita from non-Vodafone stores will receive a sim card to activate the handheld’s 3G services. If you purchase from a Vodafone store, however, you’ll also bag a free download code for WipEout 2048.
However, the portable's 3G connectivity won't be locked to just Vodafone, with consumers able to use other networks if the option is available. The 3G Vita itself will set you back €299/£279.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), commented, “With social gaming and connectivity at the heart of PlayStation Vita it is important that we partner with a market leading network provider, to ensure users have a high quality 3G experience.”

“Partnering with Vodafone will enable PS Vita users in the selected countries to always be connected with their PlayStation life, friends and games, wherever they are.”
“We know from our application downloads that games are hugely popular with our customers, so we’re delighted to be SCEE’s preferred connectivity partner for 3G Vita devices sold across Europe and other selected regional markets,” added Patrick Chomet, Group Terminals Director at Vodafone.
“Using the device over Vodafone’s high-performance network with extensive 3G reach and market leading download speeds brings a reliable ‘anywhere anytime’ dimension to gaming, which customers in our initial ten launch markets will be the first to experience.”

PlayStation Vita hits Europe and the U.S. on February 22, 2012.

Source : PSU

Re: PlayStation Vita's Euro 3G 'preferred partner' is Vodafone

Reply #11
I was about to post this info lol

PS Vita Release Games & currently in development

Reply #13
This has just been released on the official Playstation blog:

We can confirm that the following first party games will be available on 22 February 2012, when PlayStation Vita launches across PAL:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss
WipEout 2048
Reality Fighters
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Everybody’s Golf
Escape Plan
Gravity Rush
Hustle Kings
MotorStorm RC  :4:
Top Darts
Super StarDust Delta

Additionally, the following games are in development:

Army Corps of Hell, Square Enix
Asphalt: Injection, Ubisoft
Disgaea 3 Return, NIS America
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, Ubisoft
Dynasty Warriors Next, Tecmo Koei
EA Sports FIFA Football, EA
F1 2011, Codemasters

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, WB Games
Lumines Electronic Symphony, Ubisoft
Michael Jackson: The Experience HD, Ubisoft
Ninja Gaiden (working title), Tecmo Koei
OddWorld: Strangers Wrath, OddWorld Inhabitants
Puddle, Neko Entertainment
Pure Chess, RebelPlay
Putty Squad Vita, System 3
Rayman Origins, Ubisoft
Ridge Racer, Bandai Namco
Shinobido 2, Bandai Namco
Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Konami
Stardrone Extreme, BeatShapers
Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz, SEGA
Supremacy MMA, 505 Games
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Drinkbox Studios
The Treasures of Montezuma Blitz, Alawar Entertainment
Touch My Katamari, Bandai Namco
Troopies, Bloober Team
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, Capcom
Urban Trials, Tate Multimedia
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition, SEGA
Orc Attack, Casual Brothers
Ben 10 Galactic Racing, Bandai Entertainment
Dragon’s Racing, Ignition Entertainment
Robot Rescue Revolution, Teyon
Mortal Kombat, WB Games
Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft
Bioshock, Take Two
Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom
Call of Duty, Activision Blizzard.

Cannot wait :)

Re: PS Vita Release Games & currently in development

Reply #15
So can't wait for this there are at least 10 games that I want to get on launch but i'll settle for Uncharted and F1 2011 which is now a launch title for the Vita
F1 2011 Career Races: 73  |  Career Poles: 37  |  Career wins: 53  |  Career Podiums: 69  |  Career DNF: 0  |  Career Points:805  |  WDC: 4  | WCC: 3
F1 2012 Career : Races: 57 | Wins: 13 | Poles: 7