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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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RE: price is the key!
By augiem on 10/19/2011 9:57:49 PM , Rating: 2
The hardware and the target user for this device is in a higher bracket than 3DS. $250 is not bad at all. In fact its a steal for the hardware specs compared to all the $600-$700 phones out now with similar specs.

PSP sold for $250 when it launched in 2005, which is the equivalent of $276.70 in 2010 dollars according to http://www.westegg.com/inflation/. When the PSP came out it had 3D capabilities roughly the equivalent to a bit better than Playstation 1, which at the time was launched 11 years earlier. Based on numbers from the A5 which has the same GPU with 2 cores vs the Vita's 4 cores, the GPU in this one will probably be a bit closer to the capabilities of the contemporary consoles (X360, PS3), not the previous generation. (Though they are starting to age.) That's pretty impressive still.


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