The lights are on
You knew it was coming. You probably knew, with a great deal of certainty, what it was called and most of its capabilities. It's finally official, though: PlayStation Vita is on the way for less than $300.Sony also announced that it would be partnering exclusively with AT&T for 3G wireless data (and was booed by the E3 audience for its trouble). A WiFi-only model will also be available.Sony hopes PSVita owners will connect with one another with two services: Party and Near. Party looks like party-based voicechat from the glimpse at the press conference, so no surprises there. Near is a social tool that allows gamers to recommend content, compare trophies, and do other undefined social-type things with other nearby PSVita owners.
PlayStation Vita launches worldwide at the end of this year. U.S. gamers will be able to pick the system up for $299 for the 3G model, or $249 for the Wi-Fi version. Wireless data prices have yet to be announced.The stats:
Stay tuned for much more on PlayStation Vita, including hands-on impressions from the GI staff here in Los Angeles, as the week goes on.
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YES! I want it! The price is sweeeet! And the games kick-alota-ass! Screw the 3DS, it's NOTHING compared to the PsVita.
OMFG I ACTUALLY WANT THIS
yupppppp, im gettin it
Wow.... that's a great price for the Wi-Fi version. I want to know more about the game line-up for the Vita, and I will strongly consider a purchase.
I traditionally haven't cared much for portable game systems but after getting a 3DS as a present recently, I've realized how far portable gaming has come and how much I've been missing out on. Currently my 3DS is in my rotation as much as my Xbox, PS3, and Wii. I never would have been interested in the Vita before but I may be looking to get one now.
Yeah..um, I NEED this!
OMG!!! $249, I was expecting $349 minimum. This is AWESOME!!! Sony is being way to NICE!!!
Winner winner chicken dinner!!
Dang it!! They had to make it an awesome price....I regret my 3ds purchase. I am still waiting for that 3ds store.
Dear god...it's so beautiful...I need to see game footage bad.
its absoloutly amazing and before people complain about at&t remember its not a phone ur not making calls on it lol
Sony just declared war on the 3DS and the hand held market. And this time, they actually have a viable system.
HOLY *** YES!
eh. i will get the wifi version only because at&t is a terrible carrier.
Well if its as great as they say, then thats a good price.