PlayStation Vita is Coming February 22nd
The long wait is almost over, Sony announced at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that Playstation Vita will hit the stores shelves near you (United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe) on February 22, 2012.
PS Vita will be available in two variants – a WiFi-only model priced at $249.99/€249.99/£229.99/AUD$349.95 / NZD$449.95 and a 3G/Wi-Fi version for $299.99/€299.99 /£279.99 / AUD$449.95 / NZD$549.95. Of course, this much anticipated portable console will not come alone, so expect a vast library of title, plus more than 100 games are currently in development, including Capcom’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Call of Duty, Uncharted Golden Abyss, FIFA, Resistance: Burning Skies, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, and many more which will be revealed in the months ahead.
Sony also promises that you’ll be able to stay in touch with your friends, the little handheld will offer integration with major social networking portals and applications like Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter, as well as other interesting apps which will allow you to take a full advantage of Vita’s vibrant 5-inch OLED screen, six-axis motion sensors, dual cameras, and front and rear touch panels. But if you still don’t know anything about the specs of Sony’s new portable console, check them bellow.
|Platform name||PlayStation Vita|
|Model number||PCH-1000 series|
|CPU||ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)|
|External Dimensions||Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largestprojection)|
|Weight||Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)|
|Screen(Touch screen)||5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLEDMulti touch screen (capacitive type)|
|Rear touch pad||Multi touch pad (capacitive type)|
|Cameras||Front camera, Rear cameraFrame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)|
|Sound||Built-in stereo speakersBuilt-in microphone|
|Sensors||Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxiselectronic compass|
|Location||Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)Wi-Fi location service support|
|Keys / Switches||PS buttonPower buttonDirectional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)Right stick, Left stickSTART button, SELECT buttonVolume buttons (+/-)|
|Wireless communications||Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGEIEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR （A2DP/AVRCP/HSP）|
|Slots/Ports||PlayStation®Vita card slotMemory card slotSIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In],|
|Power||Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAhAC adaptor: DC 5V|
|Supported AV content format||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|
Source: PlayStation Blog