Sony PlayStation Vita – Next-Gen Handheld Gaming Device Announced
Sony has recently announced its latest PlayStation Vita [PCH-1000 series] next generation gaming handheld device at Sony’s E3 press conference in Los Angeles. The device is created for the gaming geeks to bring them a new transferable gaming experience. Check out the full details after the jump.
At a glance you will perceive PS Vita as the original PlayStation Portable (PSP), but internally it’s totally changed and gets a new Life as Vita means “Life” in Latin.
The PS Vita features a 5-inch multi-touch OLED display screen and a exclusive multi-touch pad on the back, which lets users to interact straight with games in 3D kind of motion, by using “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” finger actions. The gadgets packs two analog sticks as well which allows a broader variety of game genres like action games, shooters, and fighting games.
The PlayStation Vita is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor along with PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU. Front and Rear cameras allow video recording, integrated GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model), six-axis motion sensing system, three-axis electronic compass. Bluetooth, memory card slot, multi-use port for USB data, audio, serial data, and integrated stereo speakers and microphone are also expected.
Pricing and Availability:
The PlayStation handheld gaming device comes in two versions, Wi-Fi only model costs $249 and 3G/Wi-Fi model costs $299. Sony will release the PlayStation Vita [PS Vita] at the end of 2011.