London, October 19, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) will launch throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia from 22 nd February, 2012. Available from £229.99 (RRP) for the Wi-Fi model and £279.99 (RRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model, PS Vita will offer uncompromised portable gaming experiences, anytime, and anywhere.
"PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences. Its revolutionary mix of features combined with social connectivity, delivers a platform for gamers to play games in a whole new way and to connect with their friends and the world around them" said Jim Ryan, President and CEO, SCEE. "We're very excited to launch a portable gaming device that goes beyond anything available on the market and is positioned to deliver the uncompromised gaming experiences consumers have been asking for."
Leveraging PlayStation's legacy of delivering deep and immersive gaming experiences, the PS Vita system will bring to consumers new ways to play through a unique feature set such as a stunning OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. With more than 80 games currently in production from first and third party studios including "LittleBigPlanet," "Wipeout 2048," "Resistance: Burning Skies TM," "Uncharted Golden Abyss TM," Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed," EA Sports' "FIFA", Activision's ‘Call of Duty', and many more, the PS Vita is poised to deliver gameplay experiences unmatched by any handheld or mobile device on the market.
In addition, with both 3G and Wi-Fi support, PS Vita will draw consumers deeper into the gameplay experience and enable them to connect and play with the world around them, including their friends and other PS Vita owners through native PS Vita applications - near, and Party. A variety of social networking and communications services such as Facebook, foursquare, Skype TM, and Twitter will also be available on PS Vita.
PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
|Product name||PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black|
|Release date||February 22, 2012|
|Product name||PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black|
|Release date||February 22, 2012|
|Model number||PCH-1000 series|
|CPU||ARM® Cortex TM-A9 core (4 core)|
|External Dimensions||Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative, excludes largest
|Weight||Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)
Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)
|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 : 120fps@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640x480(VGA)
|Sound||Built-in stereo speakers
|Sensors||Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope,
three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis
|Location||Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
Wi-Fi location service support
|Keys / Switches||PS 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 (+/-)
|Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(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],
|Power||Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh
AC adaptor: DC 5V
?MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)
?MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile
?JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG
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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP TM (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories.
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