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The Wi-Fi only Vita will hold a price tag of $250 while the 3G(AT&T)/Wi-Fi model will run $300

At the E3 Expo in June of this year, Sony announced its newest upcoming portable, PlayStation Vita. For those of you who have been waiting to get your hands on one, Vita will be available to purchase in February 2012.

PS Vita offers social networking apps called "Party" and "Near," which allow users organize friend lists, discuss what you're doing online, and reveal where you are (much like Facebook's "Check-in").

A total of 26 games will be available on launch day, and another 100 are currently in production. A few games that Sony announced at E3 were "LittleBigPlanet," "Uncharted: Golden Abyss," and "Street Fighter X Tekken."

In addition, a new feature on Vita allows gamers to save their game on the portable system using "cloud saving," which can then be resumed on the PS3.

The Wi-Fi only Vita will hold a price tag of $250 while the 3G(AT&T)/Wi-Fi model will run $300. It will hit stores in Japan on December 17, 2011, and arrive in North America on February 22, 2012.

Many are wondering how well the Vita will be received, considering the Nintendo 3DS, which offers 3D features, was initially introduced with a $249.99 price tag and didn't sell so well. Nintendo decided to slash the 3DS' price to $169.99 only four months after its release.

Source: MSNBC

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That price wont fly.
By stevessvt on 10/19/2011 11:22:55 AM , Rating: -1
Its not 2005 any more, the economy wont support such a high price for something like this. Especially when cell phones can do most everything this can.

RE: That price wont fly.
By inighthawki on 10/19/2011 11:37:03 AM , Rating: 2
While yes, cell phones do support many features, they are missing one critical feature that makes or breaks many game experiences. Physical buttons. Phones have a touch screen. That's it. Not joysticks, dpad, buttons, triggers, etc. Pretty much any game more complex than angry birds will benefit from physical controls.

And before you say it, yes I am aware that it would not be costly to add physical buttons to a phone device, it just won't ever happen due to the design of phones.

RE: That price wont fly.
By sleepeeg3 on 10/19/2011 1:15:05 PM , Rating: 2
Won't ever happen, huh? Welcome to 2003:

...or something more relevant - the 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Play:

It is going to happen as soon as Sony pulls their head out of their assphincter.

RE: That price wont fly.
By inighthawki on 10/19/2011 2:20:02 PM , Rating: 2
Right, and look how popular those phones are, nobody has one.

My point was not that there is not or never will be a phone with buttons, but that nobody wants them, they will never become popular.

RE: That price wont fly.
By ShaolinSoccer on 10/19/2011 8:00:37 PM , Rating: 2
I would have an Xperia Play if Sprint had it...

RE: That price wont fly.
By Flunk on 10/19/2011 11:42:57 AM , Rating: 2
Seems like a pretty low price considering the iPhone is about $600.

RE: That price wont fly.
By BZDTemp on 10/19/2011 11:52:09 AM , Rating: 2
Sure it will. It's not like everyone has gotten poor.

The Vita will sell and sell just like the PSP (70 million units btw).

"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

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