NGP is now Playstation VITA! Will it kill the PSP?
Sony proudly unveiled an incredible 2011 software lineup and amazing new PS3 peripherals, and also shed new light on highly anticipated handheld gaming device, officially named PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). “Vita,” which means “Life” in Latin, was chosen as the name for the next-generation portable entertainment system because it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context, bringing users closer to each other and closer to their gaming experiences wherever they are.
Playstation VITA will be launch starting the end of this year for $249, it incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Two analog sticks enable a wider range of game genres.
They proudly announced a partnership 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 to encounter, connect, discover, share and play with friends wherever they are.
Playstation VITA features
LiveArea – an interactive space for each PS Vita software title that allows you to access the latest game information through PlayStation Network
Near – a pre-installed application that lets you see what other PS Vita users in the vicinity are playing
Party – which lets you voice chat or text chat while playing games or using the Internet browser
Welcome Park – a tutorial application designed specifically to guide you through PS Vita’s new user interface