The Ultimate in Handheld Entertainment, PS Vita Launches Simultaneously in Europe, Canada, Latin America and United States on February 22
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2011 — Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit 2011 that the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system will launch in the U.S. on February 22, 2012. Available at major retailers for $249.99 (MSRP) for the Wi-Fi model and $299.99 (MSRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model, the PS Vita system will offer unparalleled interactive entertainment anytime and anywhere. The PS Vita system will launch on February 22 in Canada for $249.99 (MSRP) for the Wi-Fi model, and Europe for euro 249.99 (RRP) for the Wi-Fi model and euro 299.99 (RRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model. The PS Vita system Wi-Fi model will also launch in Latin America during the February 22 launch date.*
“PlayStation Vita will redefine traditional boundaries of gaming and blur the lines between entertainment and reality. Its launch will serve as a pivotal point in the history of portable gaming and create a new fan base of PlayStation gamers for generations to come,” said Jack Tretton, president and chief executive officer, SCEA. “With its technological prowess and social connectivity, PlayStation Vita offers an experience beyond anything available on the market. Features such as the dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch pad are all designed to deliver the unique, powerful gameplay experiences consumers have been asking for and enable new ways for users to connect with the world around them.”
Leveraging PlayStation’s legacy of delivering deep and immersive gaming experiences, the PS Vita system will bring consumers new ways to play through inputs such as a stunning OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. With more than 100 games currently in production from first and third party studios including “Sound Shapes™,” “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 system 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 on some models, 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 be available on the PS Vita system.