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No Sony PlayStation Vita handheld this Christmas in US and Europe?

Posted in PS Vita by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

Say what? Sony’s new handheld console already passed through the FCC and the rumor was that it had an October release date. But now it looks as if Santa has let us down this year.

Bloomberg is reporting that Kazuo Hirai says the Vita won’t launch in the US and Europe until early next year, but Japan is still getting the device before Christmas. We hope this is not the case. It’s like getting coal in our stockings several months early.

PlayStation Vita hits the FCC

Posted in PS Vita by Reuben Drake on August 3rd, 2011

Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation Vita has finally arrived at the FCC for wireless testing and approval. The Commission’s test documents do not shed any new light on features, but the approval suggests the company is on schedule to launch the device in time for the holiday season.

Rumors have the Vita hitting stores this fall. There is an ad supposedly from Blockbuster UK that points to an October 28 date as well.

PlayStation Vita out in October?

Posted in PS Vita by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

According to a British Blockbuster flyer, the PlayStation Vita will land in the United Kingdom on October 28th. This fall release date fits right into Sony’s “end of 2011″ launch window, so this may be accurate.

Of course, without official confirmation you should take this with a grain of salt for now. If this does pan out it will be a nice Halloween surprise. Hopefully it’s a treat rather than a trick.

The Sony PlayStation Vita’s removable memory looks like it’s an SD card

Posted in PS Vita by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2011

When is an SD card not an SD card? When it’s in the Sony Vita. The new handheld’s internal memory cards look like SD cards, but they aren’t. The above pic was snapped at E3.

They are very close to being SD cards, only there’s a little notch in the side, making them a proprietary form of storage. We have no idea what they will cost, but hopefully we will hear more soon. Most would have preferred SD cards, but I guess Sony felt different.

More details on Sony PlayStation Vita

Posted in PS Vita by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

It was thought that the PlayStation Vita might be able to do video output using the multiport on the bottom, but now it is looking like that’s a big no according to the official FAQ. However, Sony exec Michael Denny said today that the PS Vita will be region-free just like the PS3. That’s some good news.

Sony has ruled out a UMD reader of any sort. No surprise there, but Sony says that it will “consider every possibility for support on bought UMD games,”. I wonder what they will do on that front. Nothing at the moment, but soon perhaps.

Sony’s PS Vita will ship next year for $249

Posted in PS Vita by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2011

Sony has finally confirmed details about its NGP at E3. It is really called the PS Vita and the handheld device will sell for $250 when it arrives next year. That’s for the Wi-Fi only version. The $300 3G PlayStation Vita will arrive in partnership with AT&T sometime in this year’s holiday season.

Specs include a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, front and rear touch pads, a quad-core processor and dual analog sticks. It’s also has a camera on both the front and back sides.