European Launch date: 22/02/12 Price: 3G £279.99 WiFi £229.99
European Launch line up: First party titles: Uncharted: Golden Abyss WipEout 2048 Reality Fighters Little Deviants ModNation Racers: Road Trip Everybody’s Golf Lumines Electronic Symphony Rayman Origins Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend Army Corps Of Hell Virtua Tennis 4 Ninja Gaiden Sigma Touch My Katamari Shinobido 2 FIFA Escape Plan PSN download - £9.99 Hustle Kings PSN download - £6.49 MotorStorm RC PSN download - £4.79 Top Darts PSN download - £6.49 Super StarDust Delta PSN download - £6.49
Games for 2012 release: Gravity Rush Street Fighter x Tekken Escape Plan Sound Shapes Persona 4 The Golden Dragon's Crown LittleBigPlanet Resistance Burning Skies Doctor Who and the Eternity Clock Retro City Rampage Disgaea 3 Returns Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die Ys 4 – Celceta, Sea Of Trees Tales Of Innocence R Alien Spidy Malicious Ragnarok Odyssey Silent Hill: Book Of Memories Little Kings Story Mortal Kombat Sumioni DJ Max Technika Unit 13 Zone of the Enders HD Collection Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Final Fantasy X HD Oddworld Stranger's Wrath HD Oddworld Munch's Odyssey HD Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki Time Travellers
Specifications for PlayStation®Vita: Model Number PCH-1000 series CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core) GPU SGX543MP4+ Main memory 512MB VRAM 128MB External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection) Weight Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model) Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model) Screens Front touchscreen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, approx. 16 million colours, 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 / Wi-Fi model only). - Wi-Fi 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 / Wi-Fi model only). - 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE. - 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 / Wi-Fi model only). - Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In]. - Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In]). - Accessory port. Power - Built-in Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh - AC adaptor: DC 5V Operating Environment Temperature 5°C ˜ 35°C Supported AV content Music - MP3 MPEG - 1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM). Videos - MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC). H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC). Photos - JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG.
Will my UMD PSP games work? No, the Vita uses a new card based media for games.
Will my digital PSP games work? Yes and from an OS level you can change the right stick to control camera etc for PSP games.
Will my PSone downloads work? At the moment they are not compatible, this has been promised to be added, but no date has been set.
Is the system region free? You can play a game from any region, but things like DLC are region locked, so if you purchased a game from Japan you wouldn't be able to buy the DLC from the European store with that game card.
Can I use more than one PSN profile on the Vita? No, you have to reset the system to factory settings to add another account. You can back up all your games, saves to your PC and use another account without losing your data.
What size memory cards are available? In Europe we have 4,8 and 16GB cards, but you can import a 32GB from America or Japan.
WipEout 2048: 1.6GB Reality Fighters: 670MB Uncharted: Golden Abyss: 3.3GB Everybody’s Golf 6: 1.2GB ModNation Racers: 1.4GB Little Deviants: 1GB Asphalt Injection - 724 MB Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - 1350 MB Uncharted Golden Abyss - 2777 MB Digi Q - 220 MB F1 - 1435 MB Katamari - 744 MB Little Deviants 869 MB Army Corps of Hell - 598 MB Shinobido 2 - 1057 MB Kyoukugen Dasshutsu: Zennin Shiboudesu- 693 MB Dynasty Warriors - 1485 MB Dungeon Hunter - 1057 MB Dream Club Zero - 2835 MB Virtua Tennis - 1241 MB Blaz Blue - 3180 MB Mojohng Fight Club - 793 MB Michael Jackson Experience - 1225 MB Disgaea 3 - 1699 MB Friends Network - 168 MB Hot Shots Golf - 1100 MB Monster Radar - 1640 MB Twitter App - 5760 KB Ridge Racer - 561 MB Lord of Apocalypse - 1427 MB
PSOne Classics Vita compatible: Cool Boarders Cool Boarders 2 Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped CTR: Crash Team Racing Destruction Derby Everybody's Golf 2 G-Police Jet Rider Jet Rider 2 Jumping Flash Kula World Kurushi Final MediEvil Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 Rally Cross Syphon Filter Syphon Filter 3 Twisted Metal Wild Arms WipEout 40 Wink A Bug's Life A Bugs Life and Monsters Inc bundle Abe's Exoddus Abe's Oddworld Oddysee Airboat All-Star Boxing Arc Arena: Monster Tournament Arc the Lad Arc the Lad II Arc the Lad III Arcade Hits: Shienryu Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special Atari Anniversary Edition Atlantis Atlantis and Hercules Bundle Bishi Bashi Special Blockids Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain Bugriders Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Centipede Cho Aniki Constructor Critical Depth Dezaemon Plus Disney's Action Game ft. Hercules Dodgeball Driver Eagle One: Harrier Attack Fear Effect Fear Effect: Retro Helix Fighting Force Fighting Force 2 Final Fantasy VIII Final Fantasy IX Final Fantasy V Final Fantasy VI Final Fantasy VII Front Mission 3 Gaiaseed Galaxy Fight Gex Gex 3: Deep Under Cover Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko Grandia Gubble Guilty Gear Gunship Hardcore 4X4 International Track & Field Jigsaw Madness Judge Dredd Junior League Soccer PS1 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Lilo & Stitch Little Mermaid 2 Little Mermaid 2 and Winnie The Pooh bundle Metal Gear Solid Mickey's Wild Adventure Miracle Quad Racer Miracle Space Race Missile Command Monsters Inc Motorhead N20 Namco Heritage bundle Pandemonium Pandemonium 2 Parasite Eve 2 Peter Pan Pong Pooh's Party Game Rageball Rainbow Six Rascal Racers Rayman Rayman 2: The Great Escape Reel Fishing Re-loaded Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Resident Evil: Director's Cut Ridge Racer Type 4 Sheep Silent Hill Snowboard Racer Sorcerer's Maze Spin Jam Sports Superbike Streak Street Fighter 2 Alpha Super Star Dance Club Tarzan Tekken Tekken 2 Tomb Raider Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Tomb Raider Chronicles Tomb Raider 2 Tomb Raider 3 Toy Story 2 Toy Story Racer Toy Story Racer and Toy Story 2: Woody and Buzz bundle Vagrant Story Alundra Urban Chaos
The newly developed and released game content for Android™ based portable devices can also be enjoyed on NGP.
I mean, that's an unbelievably strawberry floating smart move.
It being Sony, they'll probably kill this thing stone-dead with a laughable price tag (they kinda need to come in at 3DS territory or below, but with that spec it would be a hell of a loss-leader), but the NGP itself looks amazing. How close it'll come to PS3 performance (bearing in mind the lower-res screen), though, is still up in the air. "PS3-quality visuals" could be the new "PS2-quality visuals".
Still, I'm pumped. Definitely considering buying one at launch.
Btw, what's the internal RAM? I can't see it on the spec list.
The PSP could play UMD movies and everything, and I used that once (to watch Resident Evil 2 on holiday ). Won't it just be similar to the 3DS where they wang everything possible into a device, while most people won't actually use most of the features?
Yep I'm fine with about £300 as it will me more expensive to manufacture than the 3DS and that's £210. I'm hoping they stay away from the Ipad pricing though as those things cost a flippin fortune and it staggers me people buy it and are not fussed about price. £541 for the 3G version Ipad if the NGP is anywhere near that then I'm not going to be happy.
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(they kinda need to come in at 3DS territory or below)
Not a hope. If it does, I'll eat my own arm. As suzz says, it's almost like a smaller iPad (but with Android content rather than Apple). £300 would be worth it for what it's capable of.
Worth it, yes, but I can't see it being a mass-market proposition at a high price. I hope Sony doesn't make the same mistake it did with the PS3. And that released near the end of the boom times, economy-wise.