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Sony has announced that its new portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, will be available in Europe, Africa and Australasia from 22 February 2012. The device will feature top PlayStation titles and will be able to integrate with social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced that PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) will launch throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia from 22nd February, 2012. PS Vita will offer uncompromised portable gaming experiences, anytime, and anywhere.

‚PlayStation Vita offers the best possible portable gaming experiences. Its mix of features combined with social connectivity, delivers a platform for gamers to play games in a whole new way and to connect with their friends and the world around them,‚ said Jim Ryan, President and CEO, SCEE.

Leveraging PlayStation’s legacy of delivering deep and immersive gaming experiences, the PS Vita system will bring to consumers new ways to play through a unique feature set such as a stunning OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors and dual cameras. With more than 80 games currently in production from first and third party studios including ‚LittleBigPlanet,‚ ‚Wipeout 2048,‚ ‚Resistance: Burning Skies,‚ ‚Uncharted Golden Abyss ,‚ Ubisoft’s ‚Assassin’s Creed,‚ EA Sports’ ‚FIFA‚ , Activision’s ‚Call of Duty’, and many more, the PS Vita is poised to deliver gameplay experiences unmatched by any handheld or mobile device on the market.

In addition, with both 3G and Wi-Fi support, PS Vita will draw consumers deeper into the gameplay experience and enable them to connect and play with the world around them, including their friends and other PS Vita owners through native PS Vita applications ‚ near, and Party. A variety of social networking and communications services such as Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter will also be available on PS Vita.

Product Outline

PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name

PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product code

· PCH-1102 (Australia/New Zealand

· PCH-1104 (Europe/Eastern Europe)

· PCH-1108 (Russia)

Release date

February 22, 2012

MSRP

€299.99

Included

· PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model x1

· AC adaptor x1

· Power cord x1

· Printed materials x1

PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name

PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product code

· PCH-1002 (Australia/New Zealand

· PCH-1004 (Europe/Eastern Europe)

· PCH-1008 (Russia)

Release date

February 22, 2012

MSRP

€249.99

Included

· PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model x1

· AC adaptor x1

· Power cord x1

· Printed materials x1

PlayStation Vita Product Specification

Platform name

PlayStation Vita

Model number

PCH-1000 series

CPU

ARM Cortex -A9 core (4 core)

GPU

SGX543MP4+

Main memory

512MB

VRAM

128MB

External Dimensions

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest

Weight

Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)

Screen (Touch screen)

5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED

Rear touch pad

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Cameras

Front camera, Rear camera

Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)

Sound

Built-in stereo speakers

Sensors

Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis

Location

Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

Keys / Switches

PS button

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 (+/-)

Wireless

Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

IEEE 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 slot

SIM 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 2210mAh

Operating environment

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Supported

format

Music

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

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