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PS Vita : Spec's , Prices And General Info

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Straight of the Back of E3 we has this uber sweet board now let's get some uber Sweet info in here too :smileyvery-happy:

 

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PS Vita Wifi Features

 

 

  • Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) front display
  • Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • A new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for PS Vita software titles
  • Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • PlayStation®Network access, including “LiveArea™” (a space for sharing with others), “near” (lets users identify what friends in the vicinity are or were recently playing), “Party” (enables users to enjoy voice chat or text chat not only during online gaming, but also when they are playing different games or using different applications such as the internet browser), and “Activity” (it logs the latest accomplishments from people playing the same games)
  • Full PlayStation® Trophy Support
  • Able to play PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) titles, minis and video from PlayStation®Store

 

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PS Vita Wifi + 3G version Features

 

 

  • Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) front display
  • Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Front and rear facing cameras
  • A new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for PS Vita software titles
  • Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass.
  • Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity
  • PlayStation®Network access, including “LiveArea™” (a space for sharing with others), “near” (lets users identify what friends in the vicinity are or were recently playing), “Party” (enables users to enjoy voice chat or text chat not only during online gaming, but also when they are playing different games or using different applications such as the internet browser), and “Activity” (it logs the latest accomplishments from people playing the same games)
  • Full PlayStation® Trophy Support
  • Able to play PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) titles, minis and video from PlayStation®Store
General Information

Originally codenamed NGP the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) offers an unparalleled combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context, made possible by leveraging SCE’s experience from its acclaimed console and handheld entertainment systems. Blurring the lines between interactive entertainment and reality, PS Vita enables revolutionary gaming experiences with dual analog sticks, front and rear cameras, front multi-touch display, multi-touch rear pad, GPS, six-axis motion sensors, and three-axis electronic compass.

 

This next generation portable entertainment system enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. Among the titles in development for PS Vita are offerings from some of the biggest franchises as well as a myriad of original titles.

 

Currently as of E3 2011 there are 80 title's in development for this handheld device in america the 3G coverage will be maintained by AT&T Currently EU is unconfirmed but many are suspecting 02/BT to cover the Uk counterpart for 3G coverage.

 

It has also been confirmed the PS Vita will be region free more information on this can be found Here

 

Some title's that were revealed in development for the console however were

 

 

  • Little big planet PS Vita Version
  • Street Fighter x Tekken
  • Modnation Racers
Looking for the more techinical amongst you please check out the info below
PS Vita Technical Specifications

 

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Now Im sure your appeitite is more than wetted for now so let's get some other stuff out of the way (Those who can't see image plain text schematics are below)

 

Technical information:

 

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 (touchscreen):
- 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
- Built-in microphone
Sensors:
- Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
- Three-axis electronic compass
Location:
- Built-in GPS (3G/Wireless model only)
- Wireless 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/Wireless model only)
- 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/Wireless 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)
- Video: MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)、H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Hi/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)
- Photo: JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

 

 PS Vita General FAQ's

 

 

When will the PS Vita launch?

Sony describes its launch as a "phased rollout from the end of the year throughout all the SCE regions." That means America, Japan, Europe, and Australia.

But don't go putting it on your Christmas wishlist just yet. In a live interview with GameTrailers, Sony boss Jack Tretton clarified that Sony means the "fiscal" year, which ends 31st March 2012.

There's every chance that it will appear under your Crimbo tree, but there's also scope for a painful delay.

Source: PlayStation SupportEurogamer

How much will the PS Vita cost?

The wi-fi only Vita will set you back $249 in North America, 24,980 Yen (including tax) in Japan, and €249 in Europe. If you fancy a 3G chip, too, for always-online connectivity, you'll need to shell out $299, 29,980 Yen (including tax), or €299.

There's been no official price in pounds, but British retailer GAME has listed the two versions as £229.99 and £279.99. SCEE CEO Andrew House told CVG that those prices are "pretty much where I would have predicted."

Source: GAMECVG

Will the PS Vita be region-free?

In a Vita press session during E3, Michael Denny, vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, confirmed that the Vita will be region-free. To the best of his knowledge, anyway.

This means that you can play games from Japan and America on your European Vita, and vice versa. The PSP was also region-free, but the 3DS is locked to playing games from the same region as the console.

Source: IGN

How much will PS Vita games cost?

Sony isn't talking prices for games yet. But if the 3DS is any indication, publishers and retailers are happy with slapping £40 tags on games for these new handhelds. We couldn't find any reputable retailer with a priced Vita game in its database.

What's with the name?

Vita means 'life' in Latin. Sony says its apt, because of Vita's "combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context."

You've probably seen the word in curriculum vitae (summary of life), vitals (signs of life), and hypervitaminosis (a symptom complex resulting from ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamin A).

Source: PlayStation Support

How powerful is the PS Vita?

Vita packs a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, a SGX543MP4+ GPU, and 512MB of memory (although it's rumoured to have been halved to 256MB).

The device has a whopping great five-inch OLED screen (in 16:9 widescreen), with a resolution of 960x544 pixels and about 16,770,000 colours.

Source: PlayStation Support

How long will the PS Vita's battery last?

developer told Engadget that "-- with the exception of graphically intensive titles like Uncharted -- the company's shooting for parity with the original PlayStation Portable."

If you don't remember how long the old PSP lasted, you can expect anywhere from three to six hours while gaming, depending on your wi-fi and brightness settings, as well as the graphical grunt of the game you're playing.

Source: Engadget

Can the PS Vita do video out?

No. "PS Vita does not have a video output feature," Sony says. Sorry, pals - you can bin your PSP component cables now.

Source: PlayStation Support

Can I remove the battery?

Nope. Sony says that opening up the back of the system would interfere with the rear touchpad. But we all know that the battery was the source of many hacks on the PSP, so Sony's got that thing locked up tighter than a chastity belt in Fort Knox.

Source: PlayStation Support

Does PS Vita have built-in memory, and what memory cards does it take?

Vita doesn't have any memory built in - mostly because the game cards have their own storage space (more on that later).

If you want to download games, you'll have to buy all-new memory cards. They were seen at E3 in 4, 8, 16, and 32GB capacities.

Source: PlayStation Support, NeoGAF

What buttons, sensors, and gizmos does it have?

The PS Vita has a PS button for accessing the home menu, a power button for turning the thing on, and volume buttons. For gaming, you've got nine buttons (four face, two shoulders, start, and select), a directional pad, and two analogue sticks. The sticks don't click down.

It has a capacitive multitouch touchscreen and a capacitive multitouch touchpad on the rear. It has front and rear cameras, but their specs are currently unknown. For motion, it has a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and a three-axis electronic compass.

The Vita also has a built-in microphone (stereo speakers, of course), built-in GPS, wi-fi location service support, Bluetooth (2.1+EDR), wi-fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), and 3G.

Source: Sony Press Release

What ports, outputs and slots does the PS Vita have?

There is a slot for the game card, another for memory cards, and - if you have a 3G version - a slot for your SIM card.

The bottom port is a multi-use port that will accept all manner of cables, such as USB data, power, stereo-out and mono-in audio, and "Serial data communication". There's also a headphone jack and an accessory port.

Source: Sony Press Release

Can I use a bluetooth headset, mouse, keyboard, PS3 controller, or internet hotspot?

Most commercially available headsets will work, but you can't connect up a keyboard, mouse, or PS3 pad, or connect to a mobile over Bluetooth to borrow its internet connection.

Source: Sony Support

Can I play multiplayer games over 3G?

No. Even though some iPhone shooters let you play deathmatches over a 3G connection, Sony reckons "there's not enough bandwidth via 3G for a big 8-player shooter." That's Sony Worldwide Studios SVP Scott Rodhe, speaking to GameSpot.

Source: GameSpot


What is Near?

Near is a location-based social service for Vita that lets you find friends and communicate with other Vita players in the real world.
Similar to StreetPass on the 3DS, Near can "find out what other PS Vita users in [the] vicinity are currently playing and what titles are most popular in the area."

You can also drop virtual objects, "such as character costumes, weapons, and treasures", at geographical locations, so other Vita owners can take them when they next "check-in" to that area. It's like FourSquare, but with swords.


You can use wi-fi, but a 3G Vita will perform better in areas with poor home broadband connectivity.

Source: AT&T Press Release

What is LiveArea?

Every game for PS Vita will be provided with a space called "LiveArea", where users can share data and stats with other players.
You can view "Activity" log that is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, and then jump into a match with them.

Players will also use this space to get the latest information about upcoming games.

Source: AT&T Press Release

Will PS Vita have Remote Play, YouTube, Flash, and PDF support like the PSP? What about Skype and SenseMe? Will my downloaded comics and videos work?

Sony is "evaluating the opportunity to offer non-gaming applications/content and will announce details at a later time," when it comes to the first bunch.

As for your comics and videos, "SCE plans to make those content available on PS Vita," Sony says.

Source: PlayStation Support

Will it connect with PS3 games?

It absolutely can, but it's all down to the individual games and developers. "It's just a matter of time," SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Develop, "as we provide the SDKs to developers so they can make use of both PS3 and Vita, and they might come up with something interesting."

Wipeout 2048, for example, will let you race against players on PS3. Exactly what will be played on PS3 - be it Wipeout HD or a PS3 version of2048 - is still up in the air, a Sony employee tells GameSpot.

Another game, Ruin, will use cloud storage to let you play the same save file across both devices. You won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription for the cloud saves, Engadget confirms.

"Already people are starting to ask about linking Vita and PS3, in terms of using two screens, and having controls on the screen," Yoshida said. "That's very interesting, and we will have to experiment."

Source: DevelopGameSpotEngadget

What medium will PS Vita games come on?

Forget UMDs - Vita will embrace a brand new medium, dedicated to the new platform. They're actually small, flash-based memory cards like cartridges on the 3DS or DS.

And like those game cartridges of yore, these new cards "can not only store the full software titles, but also save data as well as additional game content data." This means your save game and downloadable content will always be with the game, even if you lose or wipe your memory card.

Source: PlayStation Support

Will PS Vita be backwards compatible with my PSP games?

Absolutely. As long as you've downloaded them from the PlayStation Store. "Users can play PSP titles, minis, and PSone classics titles", Sony says. The firm is "looking into the opportunity" to carry your old save games over, too.

Sony won't release a UMD reader for Vita, but will "consider every possibility for support on bought UMD games, but we have nothing to comment at this point in time." So don't bin your UMDs just yet.

Source: PlayStation Support

Will PS Vita play games from the PlayStation Suite?

Yes! The Android-based shop of smaller games will be accessible to users on Vita. "PS Suite content developed in the new game development environment provided for PS Suite can be enjoyed on PS Vita," Sony promises.

Source: PlayStation Support

Will there be Vita games on the PlayStation Store?

Yep. "You can download PS Vita games and other content from PlayStation Store to a storage media via the Internet," Sony explains. The publisher plans to release every single game in both physical and download versions. But it said that with PSP Go, and not every game ended up on the Store.Source: PlayStation Support

 

Price's And Release Date's

 

 $249 (USD) / €249 (EUR)/ ¥24,980 (JPY)/£229.99(UK) - This is for the wifi Version

 

The 3G/WiFi model selling for $299 (USD) / €299 (EUR) / ¥29,980 (JPY)/£279.99(UK) .

 

No word yet on an AT&T subsidy, or costs for a 3G data plan for NA or who will cover the 3G for europe :smileyhappy:

 

The Release date has been stated in time for the holiday season so expect it around november december maybe october at the earliest 

 

 

Media 

 

It's Official- PlayStation Vita is Here!

 

LittleBigPlanet (PS®Vita)

 

PS Vita E3 Official Trailer

 

PS Vita E3 Announcement Trailer

 

Wipeout PS Vita Gameplay

 

Modnation Racers PS Vita Gameplay

 

PS Vita Top Darts

 

PS Vita Super Stardust Delta

 

PS Vita Smart As

 

PS Vita Reality Fighters

 

PS Vita Little Deviants

 

PS Vita Hustle Kings

 

PS Vita Everbody's Golf

 

E3 2011: UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss (NGP Gameplay)

 

Virtual Tennis 4 - E3 2011: PS Vita Gameplay Off-Screen

 

 

Pictures

 

 

 


 

 

PlayStation Vita Photo

 

 

PlayStation Vita Photo

 

PlayStation Vita Photo

 

Last but not least for us in the Uk we can pre-order this beast simply follow the links below

 

Wifi Version - Here

 

Wifi/3G Version - Here

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damm time limit :/ was about to add all the other stuff i had for the thread :smileysad: :smileyindifferent:
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WOW! Lot of stuff there, thanks for putting this together :smileywink: 

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awesome informative post! im asking for this for christmas or my 21st birthday xD
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1 question though, how does the 3G work? need a sim card or anything?
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if the 3G is like most other 3G devices some form of sim card will be needed to support it
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It all seems to have gone quiet on the White Vita that they showed off a lot at the Playstation meeting back in January. Haven't heard about it since then.

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BT had involment in the PSP's GoMessenger, also as I've noticed with my iPhone's hotspot finder, BT have loads of hotspots all over so my best bet is BT will supply the 3G connection. 

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Mine Mine Mine Mine Day 1 of release!. :smileyvery-happy: Sony won't mind if I buy a japanese one will they :smileywink:
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CAM11 wrote:

BT had involment in the PSP's GoMessenger, also as I've noticed with my iPhone's hotspot finder, BT have loads of hotspots all over so my best bet is BT will supply the 3G connection. 


but BT dont have a 3G network do they?
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