PlayStation Vita launch date announced


PS Vita Announcement system smallSony has announced that the PS Vita, the successor to the PlayStation Portable, will launch on February 22 for $249.99 (Wi-Fi) and $299.99 (3G/Wi-Fi). The system features an OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. Social network integration will also feature prominently with support for Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter. Over 100 titles are said to be in development, including new versions of Assassin’s Creed, Resistance, Uncharted series, and WipEout.

Spec hounds can find the full details below.

Product Outline:

PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
Product code PCH-1101 AA01
Release date February 22, 2012
MSRP $299.99
Included
  • PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model x1
  • USB cable x1
  • AC adaptor x1
  • Power cord x1
  • Printed materials x1
  • SIM card x1 (Inserted in the system)

PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
Product code U.S. & Canada: PCH-1001 ZA01
LATAM: PCH-1010 ZA01
Release date February 22, 2012
MSRP $249.99
Included
  • PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model x1
  • USB cable 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 projection)
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, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button
Power 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
communications
Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
For U.S., 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GRPS/EDGE 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
Memory 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
AC adaptor: DC 5V
Operating environment temperature 5 degrees C ~ 35 degrees C
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

Official Site: US.PlayStation.com

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