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Sony Playstation Vita – A new PSP for gamers

Sony just announced its Playstation Vita at the E3 2011 held yesterday. A new PSP device for gamers which has been codenamed NGP. The PSP has been named “Vita” meaning “Life” in latin. Sony is having positive feelings about this gadget as it already breaks Nintendo 3DS specs.

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Sony had already been discussing about NGP a few months back but we were not clear as to what it housed under that hood. But now we are all sure that this new kid will create a serious competition against its top contenders. Sony Playstation Vita runs on ARM Cortex A9 (4 core) CPU, fires up a mighty SGX543MP4+ GPU, has a 5″ OLED touchscreen display, six-axis motion sensing system, front and rear facing cameras, two joysticks and to top it all off, has a touchpad on the rear too! With these specs around gamers will be so excited to get their hands dirty with its slick gameplay and also i totally forgot to say R.I.P Nintendo 3DS.

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According to an article in the UK newspaper Mirror,

The device will allow gamers to be connected with one other over mobile phone networks and wi-fi hotspots, and use GPS location-tracking technology. It will also enable gamers to play against people using PlayStation 3 consoles over the internet-based PlayStation Network.

CNET announced that the device will also offer a social-networking component called Near that lets gamers play against friends with Vitas nearby.

SONY also gave a demo of some of their famous gaming titles including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ruin, ModNation RacersLittleBigPlanet and Street Fighter x Tekken. Regarding the pricing, the PSVITA is tagged at $249 for Wi-Fi only and $299 for the 3G/Wi-Fi version. Playstation Vita is all set to release by the end of 2011. engadget managed to get a hands-on at the E3, take a look over here.

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Time for your comment! Will you buy this neat gaming device or are too busy checking out other cool gadgets, let us know?

  • Hope it will get success like other Sony playstation.
    “Sony Playstation Vita runs on ARM Cortex A9 (4 core) CPU, fires up a mighty SGX543MP4+ GPU, has a 5″ OLED touchscreen display, six-axis motion sensing system, front and rear facing cameras, two joysticks and to top it all off etc..” it seems this Playstation having good new features.

    • i hope with the introduction of this new gadget, SONY will get back its lost customers when the PS3 got hacked. 🙂

  • Y8

    I was planning on buying new PSP3000 to replace my PSP2000 cause the graphics is much vivid but then I saw this PSVita thing now I’m having second thoughts just need to see all the specs and I’ll give it a go…

  • Those are great prices, will have to check out the WIFi version. Games are so addicting, might not get work done if I get this one. 🙂

  • My cousins are always spending their time playing games in PSP. I already knew, if they would find out about this, for sure they will not settle down unless their mom would buy it for them. They were so stubborn and I guess the reason is very clear. Playing PSP games is indeed very enjoyable.