Sony PlayStation Vita Launched: E3 2011

Sony PlayStation Vita Launched: E3 2011

So finally Sony has made the announcement for the much awaited Sony NGP. Sony, at E3 2011, revealed the features and specifications of Playstation Vita, which was codenamed NGP. If you missed the live broadcast of E3 2011 and all the wonderful games that were announced, you can still watch then stream live here.

Sony, the electronics giant, has finally announced the launch of the successor for the PSP, the PlayStation Vita. The new portable gaming device from Sony is designed to provide users with a whole new level of gaming experience along with some great connectivity features to stay connected on your social network.

Check out the list of new features on the Sony PlayStation Vita.

Sony PlayStation VITA Features

  • 5 inch OLED Multi-touch screen
  • 960 x 544 Resolution
  • Advanced Processor
  • Dual Analog Sticks
  • Front facing camera
  • Rear facing camera
  • 3G connectivity
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Microphone
  • SIXAXIS Moiton sensor
  • Rear Multi-touch pad
  • Flash card media

The new multi-touch screen and a rear multi-touch pad will be a great addition, helping with the users game handling capabilities. The WiFi and 3G connectivity features also allows gamers to connect, share and play with all their friends on the go. With the microphone feature, users can actually communicate on real time, providing an ultimate gaming experience. Sony also introduces a new feature called ‘LiveArea’, where users can access all the latest information of their favorite games on the PlayStation Network.

The PlayStation Vita will be available for $249 (WiFi) and $299 (3G+WiFi) through AT&T, which will be the exclusive service provider for the new portable gaming device. The pricing details regarding the data plans will be announced soon.

Sony has sold approximately 70 million PSP’s worldwide till date, and with the launch of the new PlayStation Vita, the company is looking forward to boost its sales and also provide some tough competition for the likes of the iPad 2, etc.

So are you buying the new PS Vita?

Article by Venkatesh Atluri

Venkatesh has written 28 articles.

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