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On its support site, Sony has posted a lengthy FAQ about the Vita ranging from the differences between the regular and 3G versions to LiveArea to why it doesn't do 3D.
PlayStation Vita (previously Next Generation Portable (NGP)) FAQsQuestion: When will PS Vita be available?Answer: There will be a phased roll out from the end of the year 2011 throughout all the SCE regions.Q: How much will PS Vita cost?A: It will cost $249 USD for the Wi-Fi version and $299 USD for the 3G version available through AT&T stores.Q: What is the official name?A: The official name will be PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). "Vita," which means "Life" in Latin, was chosen as the name for our next-generation portable entertainment system because it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.Q: PS Vita supports 3G network connectivity, does this mean PS Vita will be sold through cell-phone providers?A: Partnering with AT&T, which powers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, who will serve as the exclusive service provider for PS Vita in the United States. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models available, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for you to "encounter," "connect," "discover," "share" and "play" with your friends wherever they are.Q: Do all PS Vita users have to sign up with a cell phone provider?A: No. Users can enjoy PS Vita using only Wi-Fi.Q: How do you buy PS Vita games?A: You can download PS Vita games and other content from PlayStation Store to a storage media via the Internet or buy the new game medium at retailers.Q: What game format will the PS Vita use?A: PS Vita will utilize the new game medium.Q: Will users be able to access PlayStation Store from both 3G and Wi-Fi?A: PlayStation Store will be able to be accessed from both 3G and Wi-Fi.Q: Which carrier will users need to subscribe to use the 3G networks?A: Partnering with AT&T, which powers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, who will serve as the exclusive service provider for PS Vita in the United States.Q: Can you use PS Vita as a phone?A: No.
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