Published on June 7th,2011 at 10:45 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Officially Official! The NGP is now the PlayStation Vita!

Officially Official! The NGP is now the PS VITA!

Our dearest friend and colleague Cyril DREVET who’s attending this years E3 for us just called us to announce that from now on you will have to call the NGP (Next Generation Portable) the PS VITA!
We have seen the name PS VITA floating around for a week now so it’s not really a huge surprise here, but still I am quite disappointed by this name and it does not really carry the “Magic” being the very secretive NGP name!

As far as the price are concerned you should expect the following
24,980 Yen or 249 USD or 249€ for the WiFi version of the PlayStation Vita
29,980 Yen or 299 USD or 2299€ for the 3G and WiFi version of the PlayStation Vita

Specs are as follow :
Official Name : PCH-1000
CPU : ARM Cortex-A9 (4Core)
GPU : SGX543MP4+
Size : 182×18.6×83.5mm
Display : 5″ (16:9) multitouch capacitive EL Screen with a 960×544 resolution
Back Panel : multitouch
Camera : Front camera, Rear camera Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)
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
Wireless communications : Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode) Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) (PCH-1000 series) as the official platform name for the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP). Wi-Fi model will be available for 24,980 yen (including tax) in Japan, $249 in US and €249 in Europe, 3G/Wi-Fi model will
be available for 29,980 yen (including tax) in Japan, $299 in US and €299 in Europe and successively launch in global market starting the end of 2011.
“Vita”, which means “Life” in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCE is aiming to transform every aspect of user’s daily life into an entertainment experience.

PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Together with the front touch screen and the rear touch pad, PS Vita offers new game play experiences never before seen on any device, allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” finger motions. Also PS Vita features two analog sticks which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience, such as shooters, action games, and fighting games. Exciting and attractive new titles*1 are scheduled to be released from SCE Worldwide Studios, including “GRAVITY DAZE”, “Uncharted Golden Abyss”, “Little Deviants”, “Hot Shots Golf”, “Reality Fighter”, “Hustle Kings”, “ModNation Racers”, “Wipeout 2048″ and “Super Stardust Delta,” as well as from a broad range of third party game developers and publishers, which will deliver value only possible on PS Vita.

Also, by having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are. On January 27, 2011, SCE announced the first PS Vita application, “near”, which will come pre-installed. It will let users discover what games PS Vita users in the vicinity are or were recently playing, as well as let users share their game information. “near” also enables location-based gaming features such as “gifting,” in which a user can access virtual game-related items that other users are sharing, through checking in at geographic locations that others have also visited. The virtual items can include content unlocked from games, such as character costumes, weapons, and treasures. Sharing these items between users adds a unique dimension to the portable gaming experience on PS Vita while enhancing the social connectivity among the PS Vita community.

Additionally, PS Vita will come pre-installed with a newly developed application called “Party.” “Party” is an innovative application for a portable entertainment system which enables users to enjoy voice chat or text chat not only during online gaming, but also when users are playing different games or using different applications such as internet browser. Through “Party”, which offers a new form of social networking, and “near”, which enables users to share their game information with other users anywhere, anytime, users can dramatically expand the boundaries of interactive communication.

Also a tutorial application called “Welcome Park,” developed specifically to guide every user about PS Vita’s brand new user interface such as the front touch display and the multi-touch pad on the rear, will come pre-installed. By playing “Welcome Park”, users can easily become accustomed to the three dimension-like finger motions used on PS Vita.

SCE will vigorously promote PS Vita towards the launch as the next generation portable entertainment platform and work towards expanding the portable gaming market.*1 Some title names are tentative. Titles may differ by countries and regions.

Via SCEI
              
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Comments
 

  • Jiniko

    Quite the scare I had when I saw the price for euros !
    I’m pretty sure you meant 299 though right ? haha
    Well, to the point, I’m looking forward to it’s release! :)

    • Anonymous

      Lol, fixed !

  • http://www.facebook.com/IkeLeus.EliteAgency Ike Leus

    Still is surprisingly cheap for Sony’s standards…  makes me think they are doing this reasonable price thing to bring some good-spirit back to the PS fans. Wich is a good thing after the recent PSN sh*tstorm.

  • Slapthefatcat

    So, a touch-screen PSP-Go?

 

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