10/19/2011
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

PLAYSTATION®VITA LAUNCHES FROM 22 FEBRUARY 2012 IN EUROPEThe Ultimate in Handheld Entertainment, PS Vita Launches
Simultaneously in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and North America
from 22nd February

London, October 19, 2011– Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) will launch throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia from 22nd February, 2012. Available from €249.99 (RRP) for the Wi-Fi model and €299.99 (RRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model, PS Vita will offer uncompromised portable gaming experiences, anytime, and anywhere.

“PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences. Its 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” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO, SCEE. “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.”

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-1103 (UK, and Ireland)
・PCH-1104 (Europe/Eastern Europe)
・PCH-1108 (Russia)

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

・PCH-1002 (Australia/New Zealand
・PCH-1003 (UK, and Ireland)
・PCH-1004 (Europe/Eastern Europe)
・PCH-1008 (Russia)

Release date

February 22, 2012

MSRP

€249.99

Included

・PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi model ×1
・USB cable ×1
・AC adaptor ×1
・Power cord ×1
・Printed materials ×1

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@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640x480(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)
3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(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℃~35℃

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

For specific country details, please contact your local PR Manager



About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories.

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