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Sony reveals PlayStation Vita will launch December 17

by Steven Mostyn - Sep 14 2011, 09:59

Christmas is coming early in Japan. Image: Sony.

Expectant gamers now have a concrete date to mark on their hardware calendars after Sony Corp. used the Tokyo Games Show to officially reveal that its new PlayStation Vita console will launch in Japan on December 17.

In terms of launch software being readied for the Vita, third-party giant Capcom has announced that action brawler Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will port alongside the successor to Sony’s original PlayStation Portable (PSP).

The Vita comes with a 5.0-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen (960x544), a rear touchpad, dual analogue sticks, an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a quad-core GPU, 512MBs of RAM, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and support for PlayStation Network.  

Sony’s Vita announcement comes as market rival Nintendo is busy attempting to drum up (flagging?) consumer interest in its glasses-free autostereoscopic 3DS portable console.

The 3DS has recently had a sweeping price slash ($250 USD to $170 USD) and Nintendo this week revealed a raft of upcoming first- and third-party software for the device.

Sony, which has not yet said when the Vita will be released in North America or across Europe, claims the console’s launch price will not be dropped to counter Nintendo’s aggressive regional reductions.

The PlayStation Vita will sell in Japan for the Yen equivalents of $325 USD (Wi-Fi) and $390 USD (3G/Wi-Fi).

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