PS Vita Prices Revealed at Sony’s E3 Press Conference
Published on June 7th, 2011
PS Vita is the new name for NGP
PS Vita or PlayStation Vita, formerly known as NGP or Next Generation Portable, has now been priced. At Sony’s E3 press conference, prices for the Wi-Fi version and 3G + Wi-Fi version of PS vita was disclosed.
“By the way, PSVita sounds much better or appropriate than NGP, IMHO… ^_^”
The PSVita Wi-Fi only will be sold for only $249 or that’s only around Php 10,800 while the 3G + Wi-Fi version will be sold for $299 only. You only need to add $40 for the 3G/WiFi version which is actually not bad at all.
I’m not sure if the specifications where change when they renamed it from NGP to PS Vita. But this was the specs released when it was still named NGP:
Here is a more detailed information regarding PS Vita specifications.
ARM® CortexTM-A9 core (4 core)
SGX543MP4+ (Quad Core)
Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad
Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Front camera, Rear camera
Built-in stereo speakers
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys and Switches
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 (+/-)
Mobile network connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR A2DP/AVRCP/HSP
Here are new pictures of PSVita from different angles:
Sony also announced that AT&T will be their exclusive partner as the 3G carrier for their PS Vita. Further, Sony announced that there are already more than 80 games in development.
Some game titles mentioned are: Street Fighter X Tekken, Reality Fighter, Wipeout, ModNation Racers, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Ruin and many more.
For a price of just only $249 or $299 plus the new features integrated in PS Vita, it sure is a must have gadget for gamers and PSP lovers.