The exciting new gaming console, PlayStation Vita (or PS Vita for short) is an forthcoming handheld console in progress by Sony Computer Entertainment. Its predecessor is the PlayStation Portable, a part of the PlayStation series of gaming devices. The PlayStation Portable is equipped with only a single analog nub; on the other hand, this PlayStation Vita Console comes with 2 analog sticks. It also has a D-Pad, a set of standard PlayStation face buttons (left and right), a PlayStation button as well as start and select buttons. Inside, there is a quad-core ARM cortex-A9 core processor, as well as a SGX543M4+ graphics processing unit.
Furthermore, it features a front camera, rear camera, stereo speakers, touch pad, microphone, a three axis electronic compass, Sixaxis motion sensing system, Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity, and integrated GPS. That’s right, it is feature rich and highly advanced beyond its predecessor and people are holding their breaths awaiting the release!
On February 18, 2011, NG Gamer stated that the PlayStation Vita console was due to be released sometime during the last quarter of 2011 in North America and Japan, while the release date in Europe was set for 2012, perhaps March, but maybe as early as February. According to online merchant, which has leaked release dates on twenty different PS Vita launch titles along with their £39.99 selling price and November 4th accessibility, the supposed release date will see the Sony handheld console arrive just in time for the Christmas shopping scuttle. In fact, some online sources say that Sony renamed the November 4th date as the possible European date of release also. Is this a speculative release date or can we really expect this wonderful, sought-after console in time for the holidays? Hopefully, we won’t be left waiting for the New Year.
Whatever the date of the PlayStation Vita release, it will be released as two different versions; one with 3G support and the other one without 3G support, which will be less expensive. The costlier model will additionally be equipped with some special applications which make the most of 3G’s “always on capabilities”. There will be no video output like the old PlayStation PSP, nor will it have a removable battery. Instead it will be equipped with the storage media slot and the new game medium slot—this way, users can select what memory capacity they want based upon their use.
Well, Christmas is approaching in a few months; while that few months may seem long in our minds, the time will be here before we realize it. I know one Christmas gift that we gaming console fanatics would love to see under the tree—A PlayStation Vita.