Sony NGP becomes PlayStation Vita

Sony unveils full price and release deets

As expected, Sony took to the stage at E3 to announce its forthcoming next gen PSP will be renamed PlayStation Vita, as opposed to its working title, NGP. It’ll be known as PS Vita for short.

AT&T was announced as the exclusive carrier for PS Vita in the States, with more carriers to be announced soon.

Vita means “life” in Latin, and was chosen as it “enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context,” according to the press release.

The PS Vita was also priced, with the Wi-Fi only model costing 249 euros, and the 3G plus Wi-Fi costing 299 euros - that’s roughly equal to launch prices for the Nintendo 3DS. It’ll be available worldwide at the end of the year, so look out for it come Christmas time.

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai took to the stage to demo a new Party mode to allow other players to chat to friends using the console over voice or text, as well as a location-based mode called Near, which alerts you to nearby players so you can challenge them to a game. Demos included Unchartered: Golden Abyss, Ruin, ModNation Racers, Little Big Planet, and Street Fighter x Tekken. All had plenty of touch and motion capabilities.

The PS Vita has six-axis motion sensors, dual analogue controls, front and rear cameras, an OLED touchscreen, as well as the touchpad on the back.

Sony Vita video

We were given a sneak peek of the Vita a couple of weeks ago back when it was called the NGP. We weren't allowed to film the product but here's a rundown of our Deputy Editor made of the new handheld console.

 


Source: T3 Tech Videos

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