Sony PlayStation Vita Review, Specifications, Price and Release Date

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Sony has announced next generation portable gaming machine At E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles (USA), called Sony PlayStation Vita. “Vita”, which means “Life” in Latin, is a the future of portable console gaming which offer combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. “PlayStation Vita will revolutionise the portable entertainment experience,” said Kazuo Hirai, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Sony PlayStation Vita Features

Sony PlayStation Vita, originally codenamed “NGP” also allow gamers to play against people using PlayStation 3 consoles and to be connected with one other over mobile phone networks and wi-fi hotspots. PlayStation Vita features a communication service it called “Party” that will enable voice and text chat during games or share games when using the web browser and pre loaded with several third-party games like Street Fighter X Tekken from Capcom, Call of Duty from Activision, an original BioShock title from 2K and other publishers such as EA, THQ and Ubisoft are also supporting the PSV.

Sony PlayStation Vita Specifications

The PS Vita gaming machine is slightly bigger than the PlayStation Portable but powered by a 4-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and a 200 MHz SGX543MP4+ GPU, a 5 inch AMOLED touchscreen with with a resolution of 960 x 544 pixel for super-high contrast, front and rear camera, 6-axis motion sensors, built-in stereo speakers and microphone and built-In Lithium-ion Battery. The rear panel on PlayStation Vita is enabled touchpad multitouch technology and on the front is two joysticks like PlayStation 3 controllers.

The Sony PSV also support Three-axis electronic compass, Memory card slot, SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only), Headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G, use GPS location-tracking technology and a tutorial application called “Welcome Park,” for guide every user about PS Vita’s brand new user interface. Dimensions of PSV Gaming Portable are 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm.

Sony PlayStation Vita Price and Release date

The Sony PlayStation Vita Gaming Consule will be available in two versions, Sony PlayStation Vita WiFi-only and Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi/3G model and expected will be release starting the end of 2011. For US market, Sony PSV will be release by AT&T with starting price at $250 for WiFi versions and will be selling for $299 for PSV Wi-Fi/3G and will be come out at UK Sony Vita prices of £223 and £268.