Sony PlayStation Vita set for European launch in February 2012
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced that its next generation portable entertainment system PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) will launch in Europe on February 22 next year.
PS Vita system will feature OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras.
Sony said there are 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.
Jim Ryan, president and CEO at SCEE, said: “PlayStation Vita is a revolutionary 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.
“We’re very excited to launch a portable gaming device that goes beyond anything available on the market and is positioned to deliver the uncompromised gaming experiences consumers have been asking for.”
In addition, with both 3G and Wi-Fi support, Sony claims the 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.
The WiFi equipped model will cost £229.99, while the combined 3G/WiFi model will cost £50 more at £279.99.