Sony Announces Playstation Vita

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced the Playstation Vita as the name of the newest Playstation portable gaming device at the E3 press conference on June 6.

The PS Vita’s assortment of special features includes a 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display with a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Along with those controls are two analog sticks, two cameras (a front and rear), built-in stereo speakers and a microphone, a six-axis motion sensing system with a three-axis electronic compass, built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model onliy), and a built-in lithium-ion battery.

Also, with mobile connectivity acting as a crucial part in the device’s “interactive experience,” Sony has partnered with AT&T to connect Vita owners with other users through both the Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models.

In addition, there are other features unique to the PS Vita, including “LiveArea,” which is an interactive space for each device’s software title for user access to the latest game information via the Playstation Network.

This console is to be launched into the global market for $249 USD for Wi-Fi and $299 for 3G at the end of this year.

[via Playstation Blog]

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