Sony's PlayStation Vita launches

Sony launches their Next-Generation Portable, PlayStation Vita arrives in Japan for the holidays.

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Sony have released their next-generation portable, PlayStation Vita, in Japan over the weekend. This is something Sony are really hoping scrapes back some of their lost market share, not to just Nintendo, but mainly to Apple and Google with their smartphones and tablets getting into the mobile gaming market.

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PlayStation Vita will launch in the U.S. and Europe next February, but over the weekend saw thousands of PS Vita future-owners lining up to grab one at launch on Saturday. Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House said that pre-orders of Vita in Japan had sold out as customers lined up at retailers to make reservations.

PS Vita sports a 5-inch OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 960x544, dual analog sticks, front and rear touchpads, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and optional 3G. Horsepower-wise, the Vita includes a quad-core version of the same SGX543 graphics processor that is found in Apple's A5 chip.

Let's talk price. The Wi-Fi-only version of the PS Vita sells for 24,900 yen ($320) while the 3G version will add an extra 5,080 yen ($65) to the price. When it hits the U.S., it will launch for $24.99 and $299.99 for the Wi-Fi and 3G models, respectively.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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