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PS Vita Official: Starting At $249 For WiFi-Only Model. Coming Late 2011.

  • June 6, 2011 10:02 pm


The PSP Vita is official! Coming in both WiFi-only and WiFi/3G models ($249 and $299 respectively), the new PlayStation Vita will “blur the lines” of modern gaming and social interaction thanks to a more life like OLED display and a new socially aware “app” called “Near”. Near will alert users to nearby PS Vita users, what games said users are playing, and what games are most popular in any given area.

For U.S.-based 3G-toting Vita users, there is but one choice and one choice only — AT&T. Unknown at this time is how much data plan pricing will be from AT&T. Also unknown — UK users will have to wait a few more weeks for definite carrier partners and pricing.

Stay tuned for the latest on Sony and the PlayStation Vita.

Sony To Kill PSP Brand With PS Vita (NGP)?

  • May 30, 2011 2:54 pm


Mounting evidence is pointing to the end of Sony’s “PSP” brand when the currently unnamed NGP device gets it’s official commercial lettering. First and foremost, a new image showing an NGP render has the words “PS Vita” underneath the display. Such things are easily photoshopped. However, a second and much more credible piece of evidence comes by the way of “vita.scedev.net” resolving to SCE Dev Net — a current Sony website for hardware developer support.

For now all of this is nothing but piles of rumor and salt until Sony makes things a bit more official at E3 next week. As always, we’ll stay on top of the latest NGP/PS Vita news.

Sony PSP2/NGP To Feature 5″ OLED Display And PS3 Quality Graphics!

  • January 27, 2011 2:58 am


Mobile gaming junkies got a bombshell on Thursday, for Sony revealed their PSP2 at an event in Tokoyo. Officially however, the new device is going by “Next Generation Portable” or NGP for short. (We like the former better.) Ushering in the next generation of mobile gaming will be an ARM Cortex A9 processor + SGX543MP4+ GPU, 5″ OLED touchscreen display with 4x the resolution of the current PSP, dual micro-joysticks, touchpads and cameras on both front and rear, and various wireless technologies including WiFi/3G/Bluetooth. But the biggest news concerning the NGP are the reported “PS3 quality graphics”. That is certainly a high bar to raise for such a small device, a mere tablet even.

Outside of hardware, Sony unveiled a new “Playstation Suite” that will eventually allow Sony games to play on Android as well as the porting of PS3 games to the NGP device. In short: there is plenty of potential for the NGP platform.

I don’t know about you, but Nintendo’s 3DS just got shafted. What would you pick?